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RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1165: tabled on 30 March 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 77 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the United Kingdom is a State Party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; further notes that Articles 9, 10 and 22 of the Convention lay out a child's rights in relation to nationality, immigration and asylum; further notes that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children continue to be held in detention centres and prisons; notes that in 1995 the Committee on the Rights of the Child called on the United Kingdom Government to review its immigration and nationality laws and procedures to ensure their conformity with the principles and provisions of the Convention; notes that the Government has not yet taken action to review the reservation relating to immigration, nationality and asylum; and calls on the Government immediately to withdraw this reservation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and ensure its nationality and immigration law reflects the primacy of the welfare of the child.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 1998
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Gower
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 March 1998
Perth
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1998
Bristol West
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
St Ives
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Edinburgh West
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1998
North Devon
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 1998
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Cheltenham
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 March 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1998
Wrexham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 1998
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 April 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Knowsley South
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Portsmouth North
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 May 1998
Belfast South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 1998
Orkney and Shetland
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.