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ADVOCACY FOR LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1126: tabled on 05 March 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 150 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 concerned that looked-after children are still not routinely involved when key decisions are being made about their lives; recognises that access to professional independent advocacy empowers children to have their views taken seriously, keeps children safe, leads to better decision-making and improves children's outcomes as a result; and calls on the Government to ensure that more looked-after children have access to professional independent advocacy.

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 26 March 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
West Bromwich West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2008
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Kingswood
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
West Ham
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2008
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2008
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 13 March 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 March 2008
Lagan Valley
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2008
Charnwood
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2008
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2008
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2008
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2008
Romsey
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2008
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2008
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Clwyd South
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2008
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Houghton and Washington East
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Salisbury
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Stafford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2008
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2008
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2008
Manchester Central
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Thurrock
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2008
St Albans
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Amber Valley
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2008
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2008
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2008
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Nuneaton
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
The Wrekin
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Halifax
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2008
North Cornwall
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Enfield North
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Bolsover
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Leicester South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Eccles
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2008
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 21 April 2008
Wyre Forest
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2008
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2008
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Stourbridge
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2008
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.