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.
PROSECUTION IN CHILD DEATHS
EDM #286
Tabled 04 December 2002
2002-03 Session
That this House is concerned that over 200 children under the age of two are killed or seriously injured each year by their parents or carers, but that only approximately a quarter of these cases are followed by successful prosecutions and then not for murder or manslaughter, but for lesser offences such as cruelty, which carry only a light sentence; notes that the main reason for this failure is joint enterprise, meaning that it is not possible to prove which member of a couple was responsible, leading to the failure of the attempt to prosecute for more serious charges; and calls on the Government to incorporate in legislation at the earliest opportunity, and preferably in the Criminal Justice Bill currently before the House, measures to facilitate successful prosecution of those responsible for killing small children on charges which reflect the gravity of the act.

Signatures (159)

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.
Baird, Vera
Labour
17 December 2002
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
09 December 2002
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2002
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
12 December 2002
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
11 December 2002
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
10 December 2002
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
22 January 2003
Burden, Richard
Labour
10 December 2002
Burnham, Andy
Labour
19 December 2002
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2002
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2002
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
05 December 2002
Challen, Colin
Labour
16 December 2002
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
11 December 2002
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
05 December 2002
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
11 December 2002
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
05 December 2002
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
19 December 2002
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
07 January 2003
Cohen, Harry
Labour
05 December 2002
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
10 December 2002
Connarty, Michael
Labour
10 December 2002
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
12 December 2002
Cox, Tom
Labour
05 December 2002
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
13 January 2003
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
11 December 2002
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
07 January 2003
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
13 February 2003
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
05 December 2002
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
21 January 2003
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
05 December 2002
Dobson, Frank
Labour
04 December 2002
Drew, Mr David
Labour
05 December 2002
Drown, Julia
Labour
16 December 2002
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
07 March 2003
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
16 December 2002
Eagle, Angela
Labour
18 December 2002
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
17 December 2002
Etherington, Bill
Labour
10 December 2002
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
19 March 2003
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
17 December 2002
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
08 January 2003
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
13 January 2003
Flynn, Paul
Labour
10 December 2002
Follett, Barbara
Labour
18 December 2002
Gapes, Mike
Labour
16 December 2002
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
17 March 2003
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
04 December 2002
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
13 January 2003
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
12 February 2003
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
05 December 2002
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
25 February 2003
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
05 December 2002
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2002
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
21 January 2003
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2003
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
27 January 2003
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 December 2002
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
23 January 2003
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
09 December 2002
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
16 December 2002
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
11 December 2002
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
14 January 2003
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
04 December 2002
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
05 December 2002
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
05 December 2002
Jackson, Helen
Labour
16 December 2002
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
19 December 2002
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
11 December 2002
Jones, Helen
Labour
05 December 2002
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
11 December 2002
Jones, Lynne
Labour
11 December 2002
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
07 January 2003
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2003
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
12 December 2002
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
10 December 2002
King, Andy
Labour
09 December 2002
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
19 December 2002
Knight, Jim
Labour
18 December 2002
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
05 December 2002
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
16 December 2002
Lepper, David
Labour
05 December 2002
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
18 December 2002
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
11 December 2002
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
16 December 2002
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
16 December 2002
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
12 December 2002
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
16 December 2002
Luff, Peter
Conservative
16 January 2003
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
12 December 2002
Maclean, David
Conservative
21 January 2003
Mahon, Alice
Labour
16 December 2002
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2002
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
11 December 2002
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 December 2002
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
11 February 2003
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
16 December 2002
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
24 February 2003
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
19 December 2002
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
10 December 2002
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
17 December 2002
Mole, Chris
Labour
16 December 2002
Munn, Meg
Labour
11 December 2002
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
09 January 2003
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
11 December 2002
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
11 December 2002
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2002
Organ, Diana
Labour
07 January 2003
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
23 June 2003
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
09 December 2002
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
07 January 2003
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
10 December 2002
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
18 December 2002
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
07 January 2003
Rapson, Syd
Labour
05 December 2002
Robertson, John
Labour
07 January 2003
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
11 December 2002
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
12 December 2002
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
12 December 2002
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
16 January 2003
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
16 December 2002
Russell, Christine
Labour
12 December 2002
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
27 January 2003
Sawford, Phil
Labour
16 December 2002
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
08 January 2003
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
24 March 2003
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
16 January 2003
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
12 December 2002
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
05 December 2002
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
10 December 2002
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
09 December 2002
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
18 December 2002
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
11 December 2002
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
12 December 2002
Stringer, Graham
Labour
12 December 2002
Taylor, David
Labour
09 December 2002
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
12 December 2002
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
10 December 2002
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
12 December 2002
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
11 December 2002
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
09 December 2002
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
12 December 2002
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
17 December 2002
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
15 January 2003
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
19 December 2002
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
11 December 2002
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
12 December 2002
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
10 December 2002
Wood, Mike
Labour
07 January 2003
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
11 December 2002
Wright, David
Labour
11 December 2002
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
12 December 2002
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.