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JUSTICE COMMITTEE REPORT ON SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF MISSING PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2751: tabled on 22 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 Justice Select Committee's report into presumption of death; recognises that when a family member goes missing the pain and anguish families go through is considerable; is concerned that this emotional trauma is exacerbated by a lack of practical guidance and a legislative patchwork of bewildering complexity which leaves many families unable to maintain or resolve their missing relative's affairs; and therefore calls on the Government to accept the threefold recommendations made by the Committee to introduce a Presumption of Death Act for England and Wales, modelled on those in place in Northern Ireland and Scotland, to clarify the legal position, to introduce guardianship orders so that financial stewardship of a missing person's affairs can be established in the short term and to provide effective guidance for the families of missing people and those who provide services for them.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Coventry North East
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Lewisham East
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
York Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2012
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2012
Canterbury
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2012
Richmond Park
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 1 March 2012
North Down
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2012
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Knowsley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2012
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2012
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2012
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 7 March 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 March 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Livingston
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Bolton South East
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2012
Dewsbury
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2012
North Cornwall
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2012
Torbay
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
Bradford South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Bristol West
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2012
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.