House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
RELOCATION CASES
EDM #373
Tabled 07 December 2009
2009-10 Session
That this House believes that a child's relationship with its parents requires greater legislative protection with regard to the Family Court's current application of precedent in international and national relocation cases; further believes that the Family Courts of England and Wales' position on the importance of the father/child relationship does not reflect the current authoritative research on the importance of father involvement in educational and psychological development in relocation cases; further believes that the courts in practice place too great an emphasis on the unsubstantiated emotional risk to the child from the mother's possible distress and disappointment if not allowed to relocate; considers that this emphasis over-rides all other considerations including the needs and rights of the child; and calls on the Government to respond positively to the research report by the charity Reunite, entitled Relocation, funded by the Ministry of Justice and published in July 2009.

Signatures (59)

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
12 January 2010
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
16 December 2009
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
01 February 2010
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
05 January 2010
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2010
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
21 January 2010
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
20 January 2010
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
16 December 2009
Dowd, Jim
Labour
30 March 2010
Etherington, Bill
Labour
19 January 2010
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2010
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2010
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
06 January 2010
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
09 March 2010
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
25 January 2010
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
05 January 2010
Hall, Patrick
Labour
05 January 2010
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2009
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2009
Hoey, Kate
Labour
23 February 2010
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
11 January 2010
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
25 February 2010
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
22 March 2010
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
20 January 2010
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2010
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
11 January 2010
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
10 December 2009
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
11 January 2010
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
27 January 2010
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
05 January 2010
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
02 February 2010
Main, Anne
Conservative
17 March 2010
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
12 January 2010
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
22 March 2010
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
13 January 2010
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
16 March 2010
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
05 January 2010
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
07 January 2010
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
07 January 2010
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
11 January 2010
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
01 March 2010
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
18 January 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
07 January 2010
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
09 February 2010
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
05 January 2010
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
15 December 2009
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
05 January 2010
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
07 January 2010
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
05 January 2010
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2010
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2009
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2010
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.