How to submit to the Work & Pensions Select Committee Inquiry…
We fully recognise that the inquiry into Access to Work is currently not accessible to BSL users, however this is being looked into and as soon as more information is available, we will let you know.
Information can be found on http://www.deafatw.com too, so please keep checking this. DeafAtW now has BSL clips and is regularly updated.
To submit written evidence to any select committee inquiry, there are guidelines that you need to follow. These can be found here.
Guidance on submitting written evidence to an inquiry
It assists the Committee if those submitting written evidence adhere to the following guidelines:
Each submission should:
* state clearly who the submission is from, i.e. whether from yourself in a personal capacity or sent on behalf of an organisation
* be about 3,000 words in length / run to no more than six sides of A4 paper;
* as far as possible comprise a single document attachment to the email;
* begin with a short summary in bullet point form;
have numbered paragraphs;
* be in Word or Rich Text format (not PDF) with as little use of colour or logos as possible.
Please supply a postal address so a copy of the Committee’s report can be sent to you upon publication.
It would be helpful, for Data Protection purposes, if individuals submitting written evidence would send their contact details separately in a covering email in a block of text laid out vertically. You should also be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Though there is a strong preference for emailed submissions, those without access to a computer should send a hard copy to:
Culture, Media and Sport Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank London
The website contains further information that we would recommend reading.