Sign Language: Television

Prime Minister written question – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the merits of providing British Sign Language during live televised statements.

Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North

To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make British Sign Language interpretation available at televised briefings on covid-19 at the earliest opportunity.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party, The Prime Minister

Following discussions with the BBC, they have confirmed they will provide a sign language service during official statements for the foreseeable future.

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