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FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1152: tabled on 07 May 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 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 congratulates the Fostering Network for organising Foster Care Fortnight during the period of 12th to 25th May; commends the outstanding work of foster carers throughout the country, but notes with concern that there is an urgent need for 8,000 more carers in the UK, to help provide homes for the 48,000 or so children who need fostering on any given day; notes that almost two-thirds of young people in care have lived in three or more foster homes, and that an increase in the number of foster carers would improve the likelihood of the right match being made from the outset, thereby reducing the disruption to children's lives; and urges the Government to work to enhance the status of foster carers, in order to boost efforts to increase the recruitment and retention of such carers.

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.

Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2003
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2003
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2003
West Chelmsford
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2003
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2003
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 May 2003
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2003
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2003
Chipping Barnet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Putney
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2003
Weston-Super-Mare
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2003
Kingston and Surbiton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 May 2003
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2003
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
South Swindon
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2003
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2003
Arundel and South Downs
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
Aberavon
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2003
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2003
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2003
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2003
Epsom and Ewell
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2003
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Vauxhall
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2003
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2003
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2003
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2003
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2003
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
Stafford
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2003
Epping Forest
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2003
South Cambridgeshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2003
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 May 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2003
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2003
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2003
Vale of York
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2003
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2003
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2003
Westbury
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2003
Hertford and Stortford
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2003
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2003
Portsmouth North
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2003
Broxbourne
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2003
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2003
Glasgow, Govan
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2003
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2003
West Renfrewshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 May 2003
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2003
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2003
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Wellingborough
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 May 2003
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2003
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2003
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2003
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2003
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2003
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2003
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2003
Congleton

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.