Chloe Smith – 2022 Comments on the British Sign Language Bill

The comments made by Chloe Smith, the Minister for Disabled People, on 27 April 2022.

Today is a momentous day and I truly hope it will transform the lives of D/deaf people across the country.

The BSL Bill will help remove barriers faced by the D/deaf community in daily life and is a further welcome step towards a more inclusive and accessible society.

I am so grateful to the efforts of Rosie Cooper MP and the wonderful campaigners who have brought the BSL Bill to the point of passing into law and I’m proud to have played a small part in its journey.