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COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND SEXUAL ABUSE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 854: tabled on 13 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 children in the UK and abroad must be protected from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse; further believes that the phenomenon of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children in travel and tourism is a worldwide problem that must be tackled on both a national and international basis; further believes that greater efforts must be made to encourage international co-operation and information sharing about child sex offenders; is deeply concerned that British sex offenders travel abroad to commit offences of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse against vulnerable children in a range of different circumstances; notes that the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse makes specific provisions for preventing travelling sex offenders from sexually exploiting and abusing children abroad; further notes that the Convention contains measures to encourage co-operation between states in preventing and combating sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, with the overarching aim of promoting mutual legal assistance in investigating and prosecuting offenders; welcomes the fact that the Government signed the Convention on 5 May 2008; and calls on the Government to ratify and implement the Convention immediately.

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 12 March 2013
Southend West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2012
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2013
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Rotherham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2012
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Luton North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Mansfield
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 December 2012
South Down
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2012
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2012
Strangford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2013
Hazel Grove
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.