Deafness APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote the interests of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Deafness

1. The National Deaf Children's Society - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Education funding in Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: as: early years, communication, learning about deafness, starting school, education rights & responsibilities

2. Noise, occupational deafness and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: IIAC position paper 38
12/09/2017 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Noise, occupational deafness and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: IIAC

3. Noise, occupational deafness and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: IIAC position paper 38
12/09/2017 - Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC)
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Found: Noise, occupational deafness and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: IIAC

4. The National Deaf Children's Society - written evidence
15/11/2017 - Inquiry: PIP and ESA Assessments - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: children. We give expert support on childhood deafness, raise awareness and campaign for deaf children’s

5. Mr David Theaker - written evidence
06/12/2017 - Inquiry: PIP and ESA Assessments - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: provision for my disability of profound bilateral deafness. Last year I had to reapply for the PIP, which

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Deafness

1. Deaf Children’s Services
13/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: colleagues from the all-party parliamentary group on deafness, who supported the bid for the debate—it is good - Speech Link
2: conclude with what I said at the end of the debate on deafness and hearing loss in this Chamber last November - Speech Link
3: time, in the all-party parliamentary group on deafness. I congratulate him on securing this important - Speech Link

2. Deafness and Hearing Loss
30/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered deafness and hearing loss.It is a pleasure to see - Speech Link
2: there are a number of dimensions and aspects to deafness, but I want to focus on one issue: the criteria - Speech Link
3: I was very keen to speak in this debate about deafness and hearing loss, because it has had a major effect - Speech Link

3. Support for Deaf Children: South Gloucestershire
09/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: are born with severe to profound deafness in England each year. Deafness in children can be temporary or - Speech Link
2: clinical commissioning group also has a role to play? Deafness is a special educational need and a physical impairment - Speech Link
3: members of the all-party parliamentary group on deafness. I am grateful for this opportunity to set out - Speech Link

4. British Sign Language Users: Access to NHS Services
15/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: perceptions of hearing loss and deafness, promote positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and - Speech Link
2: looked back to the 30 November 2017 debate on deafness and hearing loss secured by my hon. Friend the - Speech Link
3: chair of the all-party parliamentary group on deafness, I will ask the Minister some questions. It is - Speech Link
4: challenges that someone experiencing hearing loss or deafness has in dealing with life in general, but none - Speech Link
5: stewardship of the all-party parliamentary group on deafness, and for the group’s work. It has done a lot of - Speech Link

5. Cochlear Implantation
24/03/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: and I do so as chair of the all-party group on deafness. I am pleased to see the Health Minister in his - Speech Link
2: congratulate him on his work on the all-party group on deafness, and on raising awareness. I also want to offer - Speech Link

6. Hearing Loss: Action Plan and Commissioning Framework
30/06/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: Greenwood), who chaired the all-party group on deafness before me, is here. She brought great enthusiasm - Speech Link

7. British Sign Language: National Curriculum
05/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: that 23,000 children aged under 15 suffer from deafness? Teaching BSL in schools will increase the inclusion - Speech Link
2: and do not face the isolation that can come with deafness. She believes that all children—not just those - Speech Link
3: chair of the all-party parliamentary group on deafness.The previous debate, secured in Westminster - Speech Link
4: some research on behalf of the all-party group on deafness, and the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority - Speech Link
5: who chairs the all-party parliamentary group on deafness; my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull - Speech Link

8. Health: Tinnitus
05/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Nottingham undertakes specific research into deafness and hearing problems, including tinnitus and hyperacusis - Speech Link

9. Business of the House
02/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: provide their own work within the broad spectrum of deafness. This year’s theme is celebrating role models - Speech Link
2: grateful to the hon. Lady for raising this issue. Deafness is incredibly difficult for people to live with - Speech Link

10. Disabled People
28/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: much larger numbers of people who have acquired deafness during their lives and do not rely on sign language - Speech Link
2: huge spectrum of conditions; we have heard about deafness, visual impairment as well as physical disability - Speech Link
3: hearing parents who have no prior experience of deafness. Around 80% of deaf children attend mainstream - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Deafness
1. Cochlear Implants
asked by: Jim Shannon
08/10/2019
... when the new cochlear implant for deafness be available on the NHS.

2. Developing Countries: Hearing Impairment
asked by: Jim Fitzpatrick
08/03/2018
... how much funding her Department has allocated to deafness programmes in each of the last five years.

3. Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment
asked by: Jim Fitzpatrick
12/09/2017
... what training health professionals carrying out personal independence payment assessments receive on deafness.

4. Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment
asked by: Debbie Abrahams
22/10/2018
... how many people with a primary disability of deafness or hearing impairment aged between 16 to 25 applied for personal independence payment in the last 12 months.

5. Developing Countries: Hearing Impairment
asked by: Jim Fitzpatrick
08/03/2018
... how much his Department has allocated to deafness programmes in each country for which aid was provided in each of the last five years.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 29th September 2015
Lord Shipley Portrait
Lord Shipley
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Lilian Greenwood MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7122.

Email: lilian.greenwood.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Rob Geaney, Action on Hearing Loss, 1-3 Highbury Station Road, London N1 1SE. Tel: 020 3227 6117

Email: robert.geaney@hearingloss.org.uk

Secretariat:

Action on Hearing Loss acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.deafcouncil.org.uk/about-us/party-parliamentary-group-deafness/

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Jul 2020
Source
Action on Hearing Loss
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/07/2020 To : 19/07/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Sep 2018
Source
Action on Hearing Loss
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/09/2018 To : 04/09/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Sep 2017
Source
Action on Hearing Loss
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/09/2017 To : 04/09/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Oct 2016
Source
Action on Hearing Loss
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/10/2016 To : 01/10/2017
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Deafness APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Sir Mike Penning
Vice-Chair
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017