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GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN NETWORK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 900: tabled on 26 October 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 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.

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
Signed on 27 October 2010
Southend West
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2010
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Darlington
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Scunthorpe
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 October 2010
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Sefton Central
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2011
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2011
Chippenham
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2011
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2010
Eastbourne
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 12 January 2011
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 November 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2010
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Gateshead
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2010
Portsmouth North
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Newport East
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2010
Wells
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2010
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Bolton South East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2010
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2010
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2010
Upper Bann
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Blaenau Gwent
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
Kingston upon Hull East
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2011
Cleethorpes
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2011
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 November 2010
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 3 November 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.