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British Sign Language

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisations in Cornwall will receive part of the funding recently allocated for raising awareness of British Sign Language; and if he will make a statement. [107395]

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 18 March 2003, Official Report, column 41WS, in which he announced a discrete programme of initiatives to support the statement. We will be consulting organisations of and for deaf people about how the additional funding of £1 million should be allocated.