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GAY-TO-STRAIGHT CONVERSION THERAPY IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 219: tabled on 11 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House believes that being lesbian, gay or bisexual is not a disease or illness and that therapy which attempts to cure or change a person's sexual orientation is both ineffective and potentially extremely harmful; notes that a 2009 survey of 1,300 British psychiatrists, therapists and psychoanalysts revealed over 200 had attempted to change at least one patient's sexuality (BMC Psychiatry, 9:11, 26 March 2009); further notes than an undercover investigation in 2010 (The Independent, 1 February 2010) found one psychotherapist claimed most of her clients were forwarded to her from her local GP; further notes that the Department of Health does not condone the concept of therapists offering cures for homosexuality and recognises that the practice may well cause significant harm to some patients; is deeply concerned that nothing currently prevents conversion therapists from freely operating in Britain or practising in the psychotherapy sector; and therefore calls on the Government to investigate any NHS links with conversion therapists, ensuring that NHS medical professionals cannot inflict this cruel treatment on their patients and to take steps to ban conversion therapy for under-18s.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2013
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Aberdeen South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2013
Worthing West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2013
West Lancashire
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2013
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Coventry South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 June 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2013
North Tyneside
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2013
Llanelli
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2013
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2013
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Jarrow
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Knowsley
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2013
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 June 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Bassetlaw
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2013
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Middlesbrough
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Mansfield
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Manchester Central
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Halifax
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2013
Corby
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2013
Huddersfield
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2013
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2013
Bradford East
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2013
Hove
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2013
Ceredigion
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
St Helens South and Whiston

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

GAY-TO-STRAIGHT CONVERSION THERAPY IN THE UK (Amendment 1)
leave out 'for under-18s'.
Labour, Swansea West
4
signatures
EDM 219A1: tabled on 26 June 2013