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CHILD ABUSE INQUIRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 374: tabled on 20 October 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 notes the instigation of an independent inquiry into historic child abuse by the Home Office which aims to investigate concerns that public bodies and other institutions have failed in their duty to protect vulnerable children from sexual abuse; further notes that the terms of reference as set out by the Home Secretary propose that the inquiry will not take evidence from individual victims, instead collating previous reviews to produce a lessons learnt report; believes that, unless revised, this approach will severely compromise the ability of the inquiry to achieve its stated aims; calls for the terms of reference to be amended to focus on hearing evidence from survivors of organised abuse; further calls for the inquiry to include the creation of a dedicated police team at the National Crime Agency to take evidence alongside the inquiry to investigate and prosecute offenders; further calls for the inquiry to stipulate that it will hold those who have failed in their professional duty, covered up allegations, or been obstructive to account; and further calls on the Government to find a new chair of the inquiry who has palpably demonstrated its willingness to challenge all quarters of the establishment to ensure that it can achieve its aims of providing justice to the victims of historic child abuse.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Blaydon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2014
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2014
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2014
Coventry South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2014
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Luton North
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 29 October 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 27 October 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2014
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2014
Coventry North West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2014
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 2014
Upper Bann
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2014
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.