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Royal College Of Speech And Language Therapists' Giving Voice Campaign

EDM number 1107 in 2010-12, proposed by Kevin Barron on 30/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Health services.

That this House notes that communication disability is the most common disorder in childhood, that 10 per cent. of children start school with speech, language and communication needs, and in areas of deprivation 55 per cent. of children start school without the necessary skills to learn to read and write and that 70 per cent. of young offenders have speech, language and communication needs; is concerned that without access to specialist support and the training provided by speech and language therapists to health visitors, teachers and the wider workforce, these problems become entrenched; further notes that early investment in speech and language therapy reduces avoidable costs and waste within the health sector, local authorities, education system, justice system and the wider economy; is further concerned that budgetary pressures are already forcing cutbacks in local services; welcomes the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists' (RCSLT) Giving Voice campaign which aims to increase understanding of the role of speech and language therapy and to show how therapy transforms lives and releases value for government, society and the economy, not only for children and young people but also for adults such as stroke survivors; and calls on the Government to work with the RCSLT and others to ensure that local decision makers safeguard access to timely speech and language therapy and to ensure that public health budgets can be used for speech and language therapy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Kevin Barron30/11/2010Rother ValleyLabourProposed
Annette Brooke30/11/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Geraint Davies30/11/2010Swansea WestLabourSeconded
John Leech30/11/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley30/11/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ann Coffey30/11/2010StockportLabourSeconded
Bob Russell30/11/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George30/11/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Bailey30/11/2010West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
Eric Illsley01/12/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Jim Shannon01/12/2010StrangfordDUPSigned
David Simpson01/12/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Adrian Sanders01/12/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton01/12/2010GowerLabourSigned
Mark Durkan01/12/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Stephen Williams01/12/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin02/12/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper02/12/2010West LancashireLabourSigned
Alan Meale03/12/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz03/12/2010Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/12/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Marsha Singh07/12/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
David Crausby07/12/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Amess07/12/2010Southend WestConservativeSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/12/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Pat Glass08/12/2010North West DurhamLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell09/12/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Lindsay Roy09/12/2010GlenrothesLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds09/12/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Michael Connarty09/12/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
John McDonnell09/12/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell09/12/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd09/12/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Lady Hermon09/12/2010North DownIndependentSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson13/12/2010Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
John Hemming13/12/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh20/12/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Soames28/06/2011Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Kate Green08/09/2011Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Ian Swales26/10/2011RedcarLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron24/11/2011Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned

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