§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps have so far been taken to promote the symbol for the deaf; when the symbol is likely to be in use for the first time; and if he will make a statement about the purpose of the symbol and its importance for deaf people.
§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made in promoting the symbol for the deaf; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will report progress of the promotion of the symbol for the deaf; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Prentice
The winning entry in the competition held in this country last year to find a symbol for the deaf has been submitted to the World Federation of the Deaf for consideration and I am awaiting the outcome. While I support the underlying idea, I shall be looking to the voluntary sector to play a major part in providing a back-up service for those organisations willing to display the symbol. I propose, therefore, to explore with the major voluntary bodies how 307W progress can best be made within their own resources.