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FORCED CHILD ADOPTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 590: tabled on 26 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 recognises the suffering caused by forced child adoptions during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, 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; and calls on the Government to apologise in order to go some way toward helping the parents and children who were victims of these practices.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Blaydon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Livingston
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2015
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Belfast North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
Ealing Central and Acton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
East Dunbartonshire
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2015
Edmonton
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Bolton South East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 October 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2015
Bolsover
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Midlothian
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Walsall South
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.