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YOUNG CARERS AND THEIR FAMILIES (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2344: tabled on 12 June 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 110 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 is inspired by the vital work undertaken by thousands of young carers who look after a parent or guardian; notes that these children, who rarely choose to be carers, nevertheless confound negative stereotypes of young people; recognises that, despite the support they give to others, the vast majority of the United Kingdom's 175,000 young carers endure their entire childhoods with no assessment or support themselves; regrets that services for adults and services for children often struggle to work in partnership to ensure that fewer disabled and ill parents have to rely on their children for care, especially where a local authority does not have a protocol for joint working; believes that young carers should receive appropriate recognition and support at school, led by a named member of staff; further recognises that few schools implement this practice, which is recommended in the Department for Education and Skills guidance; believes that this may contribute to the number of young carers who become serial truants; and calls for every school to take steps to identify and support pupils whose caring responsibilities put their education 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.

Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Dudley North
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
West Bromwich West
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2006
Banbury
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
City of York
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Dumfries and Galloway
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2006
Twickenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Tyne Bridge
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2006
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Central Ayrshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Lewisham West
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2006
Foyle
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2006
Lichfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Aberavon
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2006
South West Norfolk
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2006
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Bishop Auckland
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Surrey Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2006
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2006
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
Cheadle
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2006
Feltham and Heston
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Stafford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2006
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2006
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2006
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2006
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
Eddisbury
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2006
Hertford and Stortford
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2006
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Brent East
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2006
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 July 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2006
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Congleton
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.