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.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN NETWORK
EDM #900
Tabled 26 October 2010
2010-12 Session
That this House congratulates Grandparents Plus, the Grandparents' Association and members of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Network on their successful lobby of Parliament on 28 October 2010 to raise awareness of family and friends care; recalls that there are over 200,000 grandparents and other family carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents because of parental alcohol or substance misuse, abuse or neglect, domestic violence, bereavement, imprisonment, illness or disability or a combination of factors; notes that the cost of placing these children into the care system would be 12 billion each year; expresses concern that over half family and friends carers either give up work or reduce their paid hours and three out of four experience financial hardship; notes with alarm that any reduction in local authority support for family and friends carers could result in more children going into care, which would be neither good for children nor cost-effective; and calls on the Government to ensure that family and friends carers are not disadvantaged by welfare reform and cuts to local authority children's services.

Signatures (68)

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.
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
27 October 2010
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
28 October 2010
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
26 October 2010
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
28 October 2010
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
27 October 2010
Caton, Martin
Labour
28 October 2010
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
02 November 2010
Connarty, Michael
Labour
26 October 2010
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
15 November 2010
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
03 November 2010
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
02 December 2010
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
06 December 2010
Dakin, Nic
Labour
09 November 2010
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
28 October 2010
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
26 October 2010
Efford, Clive
Labour
26 October 2010
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
28 October 2010
Engel, Natascha
Labour
26 October 2010
Esterson, Bill
Labour
10 January 2011
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
12 January 2011
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
26 October 2010
Flynn, Paul
Labour
02 November 2010
Gapes, Mike
Labour
21 December 2010
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
26 October 2010
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
11 January 2011
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
19 January 2011
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
12 January 2011
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
28 October 2010
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
26 October 2010
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2011
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
27 October 2010
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
01 November 2010
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
16 November 2010
Long, Naomi
Alliance
12 January 2011
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
21 December 2010
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
03 November 2010
McDonnell, John
Labour
28 October 2010
McGovern, Jim
Labour
03 November 2010
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
27 October 2010
Mearns, Ian
Labour
10 January 2011
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
01 November 2010
Morden, Jessica
Labour
01 November 2010
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
11 November 2010
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
28 October 2010
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
17 January 2011
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
04 November 2010
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
26 October 2010
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
26 October 2010
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
01 November 2010
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
13 January 2011
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
27 October 2010
Smith, Nick
Labour
10 January 2011
Turner, Karl
Labour
26 October 2010
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
27 January 2011
Walley, Joan
Labour
13 January 2011
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
11 January 2011
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
03 November 2010
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
01 November 2010
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
04 November 2010
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
03 November 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.