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CONSULTATION ON INSURANCE FOR INDEPENDENT MIDWIVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1256: tabled on 29 March 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 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 notes that independent midwives are healthcare professionals regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and supervised by local supervisory authorities; welcomes the fact that independent midwives provide one-to-one continuity of care, which is the gold standard in maternity care, and facilitate home births and a less medicalised birthing experience; further notes that, without consulting the profession, the Government intends to require all independent midwives to have professional indemnity insurance, which they are currently unable to obtain on the open market, and that independent midwives might therefore be forced to cease practising; believes that the loss of independent midwives would work against the Government's stated policy of promoting one-to-one maternity care and choice about where to give birth and what pain relief to use; further believes that the link between having insurance and being a safer midwife has not been proven; and therefore calls on the Government to outline the reasons for this change in policy and to postpone any legislative changes until after a full consultation has taken place.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2007
East Surrey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2007
Devizes
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2007
Lewes
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2007
Northampton South
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2007
Daventry
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Blyth Valley
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Bury North
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2007
Tunbridge Wells
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 14 May 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2007
Grantham and Stamford
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2007
Belfast North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Ludlow
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Eltham
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Bournemouth East
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Hastings and Rye
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2007
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2007
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2007
Ashford
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2007
Putney
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2007
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Leeds North East
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Wealden
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2007
Arundel and South Downs
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2007
Cheltenham
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2007
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2007
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
Eastleigh
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2007
Hereford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2007
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2007
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2007
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
Beckenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2007
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Manchester, Withington
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2007
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2007
Hitchin and Harpenden
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2007
St Albans
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2007
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 April 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2007
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2007
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2007
Guildford
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2007
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2007
Braintree
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
South East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2007
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2007
Upper Bann
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Mid Norfolk
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Meriden
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Tonbridge and Malling
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
South West Devon
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2007
Truro and St Austell
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2007
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2007
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2007
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leominster
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.