House of Commons
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GAY-TO-STRAIGHT CONVERSION THERAPY IN THE UK
EDM #219
Tabled 11 June 2013
2013-14 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
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.

Signatures (58)

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
13 February 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
11 June 2013
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
18 June 2013
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
18 June 2013
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
12 June 2013
Burden, Richard
Labour
19 June 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
12 June 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
12 June 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
15 July 2013
Connarty, Michael
Labour
10 July 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
11 July 2013
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
20 June 2013
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
16 October 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
18 July 2013
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
12 June 2013
Esterson, Bill
Labour
02 September 2013
Flynn, Paul
Labour
18 June 2013
Gapes, Mike
Labour
01 July 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
13 June 2013
Griffith, Nia
Labour
05 July 2013
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
17 June 2013
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
02 July 2013
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
01 July 2013
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
17 March 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
18 June 2013
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
01 November 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
17 June 2013
Lavery, Ian
Labour
18 June 2013
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
25 June 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
25 June 2013
Mann, John
Labour
11 September 2013
McCabe, Steve
Labour
24 June 2013
McDonald, Andy
Labour
16 July 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
12 June 2013
Powell, Lucy
Labour
17 July 2013
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
05 July 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
12 November 2013
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
12 June 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
11 September 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
11 July 2013
Sawford, Andy
Labour
03 July 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
09 July 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
01 July 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
27 June 2013
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
26 June 2013
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
18 June 2013
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
25 June 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.

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219A1
Geraint Davies
"leave out 'for under-18s'."
Tabled 26 June 2013
4 Signatures
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