HC Deb 13 November 1987 vol 122 c356W
Mr. David Martin

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if Her Majesty's Govermnent have any plans to give official recognition to British sign language for the deaf as a minority language ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

The Government fully recognise the vital importance of British sign language to some deaf people. Our policy is to support the development of a wide range of methods of communication for people with impaired hearing.