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Make Chatter Matter Campaign

EDM number 1326 in 2007-08, proposed by Hilary Armstrong on 03/04/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Special educational needs.

That this House congratulates I CAN, the children's communication charity, on its Make Chatter Matter campaign, supported by the BT Better World Campaign and Openreach; recognises that communication is the foundation life skill which underpins the Every Child Matters aims of enabling children to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being; notes with concern that speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) is one of the biggest causes of developmental delay in children and that in some parts of the UK as many as half the children entering primary school have SLCN; stresses the vitally important role that I CAN plays throughout the UK in helping to address children's communication needs and champion their interests; notes the role that The Communication Trust - hosted by I CAN - plays in ensuring that the entire children's workforce are given the skills to support children's communication development; and urges the Government to develop a national framework for speech and language, ensuring that through world class commissioning every local area configures services to support children with SLCN at every age and stage of development.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Hilary Armstrong03/04/2008North West DurhamLabourProposed
John Bercow03/04/2008BuckinghamConservativeSeconded
Annette Brooke03/04/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Adrian Sanders03/04/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Clarke03/04/2008Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley03/04/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock21/04/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter21/04/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis21/04/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster21/04/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Mark Durkan21/04/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Cummings21/04/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/04/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones21/04/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell21/04/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Chris McCafferty21/04/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore21/04/2008HendonLabourSigned
Alan Meale22/04/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil22/04/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Karen Buck22/04/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne22/04/2008Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Bob Spink22/04/2008Castle PointUKIPSigned
David Simpson22/04/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Stephen Williams23/04/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech23/04/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/04/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Phil Willis23/04/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
John Battle23/04/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Nigel Evans23/04/2008Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
William McCrea23/04/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Lindsay Hoyle23/04/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Andrew George23/04/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean24/04/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Patrick Hall24/04/2008BedfordLabourSigned
Betty Williams25/04/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland25/04/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams28/04/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson29/04/2008StrangfordDUPSigned
John McDonnell29/04/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins30/04/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds30/04/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Bill Etherington01/05/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Keen07/05/2008Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Jim Dowd07/05/2008Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Derek Conway09/05/2008Old Bexley and SidcupIndependentSigned
David Heyes14/05/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
David Crausby14/05/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Julie Morgan13/06/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh18/06/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris BryantUnknownWithdrawn

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