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20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2247: tabled on 09 November 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 Government's support for the UN guidelines for the appropriate use and conditions for alternative care for children, and looks forward to their agreement in the UN General Assembly on the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 2009; regards the adoption of the UN guidelines as an essential enhancement to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly in light of the findings of a new report by the charity EveryChild, that claims there are at least 24 million children in the world who are growing up without parental care, representing about one per cent. of the world's child population, and that due to the global recession their number is rising rapidly; hopes that all governments who have ratified the UNCRC will develop an action plan for the full implementation of the UN guidelines; and calls on the Government to recognise the right of every child to grow up in a loving family environment and to mainstream child protection issues and children left without parental care in its interventions on global proverty reduction, including on social protection systems, HIV and AIDS, education, health and justice, and in responses to environmental degradation, conflict and natural disasters.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Keighley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 November 2009
Foyle
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
St Ives
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Mansfield
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Pendle
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hazel Grove
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.