House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
OVERSEAS ADOPTION HELPLINE
EDM #540
Tabled 17 February 1997
1996-97 Session
There have been 2 amendments to this EDM.
That this House acknowledges the important contribution made by the Overseas Adoption Helpline in assisting would-be parents and others concerned with the adoption of children from abroad; believes that the difficult and complicated procedures to be followed by those wishing to adopt from abroad demand that there be an up-to-date, dedicated source of independent advice and information both for would-be adopters and professionals; is fearful that the proposed closure of the Helpline would leave prospective parents and children at risk; does not believe that the Department of Health and local authorities can themselves provide such an independent service therefore calls on the Government to review its decision to cease funding a service which has helped 14,000 callers over the past five years; and fully supports similar calls from the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, together with the Adoption Forum, the Association of County Councils, the Association of Directors of Social Services, the Association of Metropolitan Authorities, the Association of Families who have Adopted from Abroad, the Bridge Child Care Development Service, the British Association of Social Workers, the Campaign for Intercountry Adoption, Childlink, International Social Services, the National Council for Voluntary Child Care Organisations, the Overseas Adoption Helpline Steering Board and Parent to Parent Information on Adoption Services.

Signatures (46)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Austin, John
Labour
19 February 1997
Banks, Tony
Labour
18 February 1997
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
20 February 1997
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
06 March 1997
Callaghan, James
Labour
25 February 1997
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
19 February 1997
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
25 February 1997
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
26 February 1997
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
19 February 1997
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
20 February 1997
Connarty, Michael
Labour
18 February 1997
Corston, Jean
Labour
05 March 1997
Cox, Tom
Labour
19 February 1997
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
18 February 1997
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
18 February 1997
Eastham, Ken
Labour
19 February 1997
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
20 February 1997
Gapes, Mike
Labour
04 March 1997
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
20 February 1997
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
05 March 1997
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
24 February 1997
Hardy, Peter
Labour
18 February 1997
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
18 February 1997
Jackson, Helen
Labour
19 February 1997
Jones, Lynne
Labour
19 February 1997
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
18 March 1997
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
18 February 1997
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
19 February 1997
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
18 February 1997
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
20 February 1997
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
18 February 1997
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
05 March 1997
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
17 March 1997
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
18 February 1997
Squire, Rachel
Labour
20 February 1997
Thompson, Jack
Labour
27 February 1997
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
18 February 1997
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
18 February 1997
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
12 March 1997
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
20 February 1997
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion