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FORCED CHILD ADOPTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 92: tabled on 21 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 94 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 recognises the suffering that forced child adoptions during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s caused, which took place due to social pressures on women who had children outside of marriage; notes the unacceptable adoption and care practices of the past, such as not giving information about welfare services including housing and financial help which were available at the time and not questioning whether women putting their children up for adoption had given informed consent; further recognises the negligence of previous Governments, with regard to ensuring that the care provided for unmarried mothers was appropriate and that they and their children were not mistreated or discriminated against, resulting in many women suffering traumatising pre and post-natal experiences and children being denied contact with their birth parents; and calls on the Government to apologise in order to go some way toward helping the parents and children who were victims of these practices.

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.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Lewisham East
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Aberdeen South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2013
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2012
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2012
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Workington
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2012
Monmouth
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2012
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Aberdeen North
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
North East Derbyshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Ilford South
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2012
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2012
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 September 2012
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 22 May 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Vauxhall
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2012
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Knowsley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2012
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2012
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2012
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Wansbeck
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 October 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Mansfield
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Great Grimsby
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ynys Môn
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2012
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2013
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2012
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2012
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2012
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Bolsover
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2012
Pendle
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 September 2012
Redcar
Mr Mike Thornton,
Signed on 18 March 2013
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2013
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 18 September 2012
Cleethorpes
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2012
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
St Helens North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 June 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2012
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Batley and Spen

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.