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ANONYMITY FOR DEFENDANTS IN RAPE CASES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 105: tabled on 26 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 107 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 believes that the Government's proposal to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases sends a message to juries and rape victims that the victim is not to be believed; fears that this could inhibit the effective prosecution of serial rapists; is further concerned that this will reverse the progress made on the prosecution of rape cases noted in the independent Stern Review; is further concerned that the Government has put forward the proposal without any research, evidence or examination of these issues; and calls on the Government to withdraw its proposal.

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 May 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Lewisham East
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Aberdeen South
Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Sheffield Central
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Cardiff West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Westminster North
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Gedling
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Stockport
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Bolton North East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Walthamstow
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Curran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Glasgow East
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Caerphilly
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Doyle, Gemma
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
West Dunbartonshire
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Birmingham, Erdington
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 May 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
North East Derbyshire
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2010
Islwyn
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Newport West
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Makerfield
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
North West Durham
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Nottingham South
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Heyes, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hillier, Meg
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Bolton West
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Barking
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Washington and Sunderland West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Siân
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Swansea East
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Johnson, Diana
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Hyndburn
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Warrington North
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Falkirk
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Worsley and Eccles South
Kendall, Liz
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Leicester West
Lazarowicz, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Manchester Central
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 7 July 2010
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Edmonton
Lucas, Dr Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Bristol East
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Glasgow North
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Gateshead
Miliband, David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
South Shields
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Livingston
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
East Lothian
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bolton South East
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Leeds West
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Reynolds, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Stalybridge and Hyde
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Glenrothes
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Plymouth, Moor View
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Hammersmith
Smith, Angela
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Smith, Owen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Pontypridd
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Islington South and Finsbury
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Streatham
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2010
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2010
Doncaster Central
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Hartlepool

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.