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31 MarCochlear implants discussed in Westminster

Photo: Launch of Report at Westminster – Stuart Thomas (Cochlear), Mel Gregory (The Ear Foundation), Dr Sue Archbold, Prof Brian Lamb, Prof Adrian Davis, Lilian Greenwood MP

An adjournment debate on the provision of Cochlear Implants was held on 24th March when Jim Fitzpatrick, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness at Westminster, spoke about the low take up of cochlear implants by adults compared with other countries. Brian Lamb, the Chair of the Action Group on Adult Cochlear Implantation had provided a Brief, and Mr Fitzpatrick used the report “Spend to Save: increasing hearing technology improves lives and saves society money” by Brian Lamb, Sue Archbold and Ciaran O’Neill, which was launched in Westminster. Read more of this article

24 JanAPPG on Deafness


The All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness held their Annual General Meeting on 16 January 2017.

The minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

Details of previous meetings held in Parliament can also be viewed here.

20 JunSir Malcolm's Bill

Sir Malcolm Bruce is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Deafness and yesterday submitted a Bill to Parliament to secure the communication rights of deaf and hard of hearing people.  It is set to be debated in Parliament in October


  • Short title Communication Support (Deafness) Bill
    2:50 pm All Commons debates on 19 Jun 2013
  • Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)
  • Long title presented a Bill to establish a body to assess provision of communication support for Deaf people and to make recommendations; and for connected purposes.
  • Supporters Mr Mark Williams on behalf of Sir Malcolm Bruce, supported by Stephen Lloyd, Rosie Cooper, Richard Ottaway, Mr Michael McCann, Tim Loughton, Sir Robert Smith, Dame Anne Begg, Mr John Leech, Mr Robert Buckland and Mr Mark Williams.
  • Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 25 October, and to be printed (Bill 24).

Further details available here


04 JulParliamentary Reports

Please see below May Parliamentary Reports:

25 May 2012

18 May 2012

4 May 2012


24 AprLord Ashley of Stoke

It is with great sadness that UKCoD reports the recent death of Lord Jack Ashley.

Lord Ashley of Stoke

Lord Ashley was a great champion of causes relating to Deafness and hearing loss and played an active and leading role in advancing Deaf equality and the recognition of BSL and in December 2003 Lord Ashley was given a lifetime achievement award in the ePolitix website charity champions awards, pictured above.

It was in 1994 that Lord Ashley became president of UK Council on Deafness Read more of this article