BSL Bill could be introduced to Parliament after backbench MP reportedly supports campaign

A British Sign Language (BSL) Bill could soon be brought to Parliament, after an MP successful in Thursday’s Private Members’ Bill ballot has reportedly expressed their intent to introduce the proposal to the Commons.

The ballot, carried out by deputy speaker Dame Eleanor Laing MP, saw 20 backbenchers picked out of 459 MPs, who will now have the chance to change the law on a specific issue.

The British Deaf Association (BDA) has called on supporters to email their MPs ahead of the draw as part of their BSL Act Now campaign, with individuals encouraged to ask their representatives if they would be willing to introduce a BSL Bill if their name is read out by Ms Laing.


Read the full article by Liam O’dell at The Limping Chicken