Bruce questions Prime Minister over Sign Language Project

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GORDON MP Malcolm Bruce has called on the Prime Minister to ensure the Government continues offering support for deaf children and their families.

In 2008, Gordon Brown agreed to fund I-sign, to improve provision of sign language support for deaf children and their families, which was piloted for two years but which has now come to an end.

Mr Bruce, as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness questioned David Cameron during the last Prime Minister’s Question Time over the future of I-sign.

In his answer, the Prime Minister stressed how valuable sign language is to a great many people and promised to take the scheme forward by arranging a meeting for Mr Bruce with the Department for Education.

Afterwards, Mr Bruce said: “The pilot has been a huge success and the results have been transformational for those involved. I sincerely hope that the government will note the success of the pilot and take this worthy programme forward across the UK.”