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FORCED CHILD ADOPTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 77: tabled on 14 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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; further notes that the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has this year apologised to the victims of forced adoptions in Australia; and therefore calls on the UK 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.

Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
Edinburgh West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2013
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Aberdeen North
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 June 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Leeds North East
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Preston
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2014
Cheltenham
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
Cambridge
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 16 May 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 May 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 September 2013
Belfast South
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2013
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Glenrothes
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Torbay
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Bolsover
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2013
Pendle
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2014
Redcar
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2014
Eastleigh
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2013
Cleethorpes
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 October 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2013
Ceredigion

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.