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NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEK 2006

EDM (Early Day Motion) 120: tabled on 16 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 133 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 British Association for Adoption and Fostering for holding National Adoption Week from 6th to 12th November; recognises the importance of providing a loving and permanent family for children who cannot live with birth parents; congratulates the British Association for Adoption and Fostering on encouraging people to consider adopting children in care; is concerned that this country is facing a shortage of people willing to adopt; is further concerned that older children, children with disabilities, black and ethnic minority children and sibling groups wait the longest for new families; believes that National Adoption Week plays an important role in informing people about the role of adoption as a service for children; and looks forward to further progress from the British Association for Adoption and Fostering and other adoption agencies in supporting those who choose to adopt.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
North East Hampshire
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
West Ham
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Brent South
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Bournemouth West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Islington North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Monmouth
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 November 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Aberavon
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Walsall South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2006
Ashford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Cambridge
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Clwyd South
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Mid Worcestershire
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Glenrothes
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Eddisbury
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Dover
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2006
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2007
Brent East
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 2006
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Batley and Spen

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.