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CHILD CONTACT CENTRES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 777: tabled on 21 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 acknowledges the vital work which is carried out in child contact centres across the UK; notes the vital role they play in restoring relationships between parents and children; applauds those charities and volunteers who currently operate these centres on a minimal budget; is concerned that many child contact centres are facing an uncertain future due to the current economic climate; further notes that sudden centre closures leave many children without the opportunity to see a parent; and calls on the Government to create a nationwide network of child contact centres with a statutory obligation to provide at least one venue for a family court centre, and with secured and increased funding, as well as the ability to retain or recruit trained volunteers to ensure children and parents have the best opportunities in difficult situations.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 3 December 2013
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2013
North Down
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 25 November 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2013
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Mansfield
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Livingston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2013
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
Strangford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2013
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.