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British Sign Language

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many British Sign Language interpreters are provided by the NHS to teach and assist with treatment of people hard of hearing. [119562]

Information on British sign language (BSL) interpreters provided by the national health service is not held centrally. The provision of BSL interpreters is a local arrangement between the NHS service provider, client and local organisation providing a BSL interpreting service.