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CHILDREN'S ACCESS TO PARENTS (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 476: tabled on 11 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 recognises the right of all children to have contact with both parents if they wish to do so and if it can be safe; acknowledges that it is the responsibility of all parents to do all they can to ensure that this occurs in all circumstances; recognises that child abuse and domestic violence, which is intimately linked to child abuse, often goes unrecognised because of the powerlessness of victims; insists that the voices of children should be heard; calls upon the Government to ensure that a reformed family justice system is centred upon the best interests of children, integrated within a developing range of universal family support services and that it addresses the need for better judges and lawyers who can work in effective partnerships with fellow professionals and a great many more social workers, mediators, children and family workers; believes that a proper child-centred approach would value the quality of contact above the mere time doing it, aid consistency and consensus between parents and do away with the need for long lists of sanctions against those who at the moment may only be trying to protect their children in the knowledge that 29 children have been murdered during contact visits in recent years.

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.

Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Tooting
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Aberavon
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2005
Chesterfield
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Cheltenham
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Knowsley South
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Portsmouth North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2005
Belfast South
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.