House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
FORCED CHILD ADOPTION
EDM #77
Tabled 14 May 2013
2013-14 Session
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.

Signatures (46)

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
21 May 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
03 June 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
15 May 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
21 May 2013
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
06 June 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
21 May 2013
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
03 July 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
12 June 2013
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
20 June 2013
Engel, Natascha
Labour
03 June 2013
Flynn, Paul
Labour
01 July 2013
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
26 June 2013
Gapes, Mike
Labour
10 June 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
15 May 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
20 May 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
21 May 2013
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
03 June 2013
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
15 May 2013
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2014
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2014
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
01 November 2013
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
15 May 2013
Long, Naomi
Alliance
16 May 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
20 May 2013
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
11 September 2013
Morris, David
Conservative
04 June 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
19 June 2013
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
21 May 2013
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
25 June 2013
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2014
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
17 June 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2013
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
16 October 2013
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2013
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.