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GRANDPARENTS ACTING AS GUARDIANS AND CARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2166: tabled on 27 October 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 135 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 welcomes the recognition the Government now gives to the role of grandparents who have to act as parents to their grandchildren; notes that many such grandparents receive no additional financial help other than the basic social security allowances available to children; further notes that the Department for Work and Pensions professes to hold no information on the numbers of grandparents claiming income support allowances for their grandchildren; and calls on the Government to set up an inquiry to determine the numbers of such grandparents throughout the country and to recommend what financial support should be available to all grandparents acting as parents to their grandchildren with an objective of reporting within six months of establishment.

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.

Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Bootle
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Elmet
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Twickenham
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 October 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ribble Valley
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 4 November 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Walthamstow
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2009
Peterborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2009
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2009
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2009
South Down
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Cleethorpes
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Loughborough
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
North Cornwall
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Bradford North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2009
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ealing, Southall
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 29 October 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Bradford West
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2009
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 29 October 2009
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Eccles
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2009
Esher and Walton
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2009
Islwyn
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 October 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2009
Northavon
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Croydon North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.