Labour MP Dawn Butler uses sign language to ask question in House of Commons

A Labour MP has made history after using sign language to ask a question in the House of Commons.

Dawn Butler, the MP for Brent Central , called on the Government to give British Sign Language (BSL) legal status.

A Commons spokesman said they believed this was the first time that sign language has been used to ask a question in the Chamber.

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Dawn Butler at the Houses Of Parliament
Brent & Harrow United #Deaf Club and Dawn Butler in the Houses of Parliament.