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PARENTING TIME PRESUMPTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1755: tabled on 15 October 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House believes that separated parents should each have a legal presumption of contact with their children; so that both parents can continue to parent their children and that any children are able to benefit from being parented by both their parents, as well as from contact with any grandparents and extended family members able and willing to play a role in their upbringing; and urges the Government to replace the legal term 'contact' with 'parenting time' and to ensure that parenting time orders can be and are made and enforced by the courts, save where a child's safety would be at risk.

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.

Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
Canterbury
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2003
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2003
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2003
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2003
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Gower
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
Hertsmere
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2003
Burton
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
Huntingdon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2003
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2003
Guildford
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2003
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2003
Perth
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2003
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2003
Birkenhead
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2003
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2003
St Ives
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2003
Wycombe
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2003
Bridgend
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2003
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2003
Somerton and Frome
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2003
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2003
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2003
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2003
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2003
Hereford
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
West Dorset
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2003
Aylesbury
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2003
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2003
Mid Worcestershire
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2003
Western Isles
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
Woking
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2003
Wolverhampton South West
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2003
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2003
Vale of York
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2003
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2003
Ochil
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Forest of Dean
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
South East Cambridgeshire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 October 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2003
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Portsmouth North
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2003
Broxbourne
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2003
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2003
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 October 2003
Banff and Buchan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2003
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2003
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2003
Esher and Walton
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2003
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2003
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2003
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2003
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2003
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2003
Macclesfield
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2003
Telford
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2003
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PARENTING TIME PRESUMPTION (Amendment 1)
Line, delete from 'courts' to end and insert 'where this is in the best interests of the child,'
Labour, Lancaster and Wyre
13
signatures
EDM 1755A1: tabled on 16 October 2003