Saturday 29 April 2017

A Labour MP uses sign language to ask a question in the House of Commons

By Zaina Alibhai

Dawn Butler was urging British Sign Language be given legal status.

A Labour MP has used sign language to pose question in the House of Commons, in what is thought to be a first.

Dawn Butler, an MP for Brent Central, received praise from those commending her on her efforts to get the Government to give British Sign Language (BSL) legal status, as the country marks the 14th anniversary since it was recognised as a minority language.

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