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Press Conferences: Coronavirus

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 39766, tabled on 24 April 2020

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons a British Sign Language interpreter is not provided in the Government’s daily press briefings on covid-19; and if he will take steps to ensure that a British SIgn Language interpreter is included in future briefings.

Answered on

4 May 2020

It is vital that key information is accessible to all. Since the daily press briefings began, British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation has been available on the national broadcaster. The BBC provides BSL interpretation at the daily No10 press conference via its News channel, Youtube channel and iPlayer. This is available free to air.

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Cabinet Office
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