Chloe Smith – 2022 Comments on the British Sign Language Bill

The comments made by Chloe Smith, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, on 28 January 2022.

Effective communication is vital to creating a more inclusive and accessible society, and legally recognising British Sign Language in Great Britain is a significant step towards ensuring that deaf people are not excluded from reaching their potential.

Passing the Bill will see government commit to improving the lives of deaf people, and will encourage organisations across the nation to take up the BSL mantle, benefitting both themselves and the deaf community.