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POWER OF GUARDIANSHIP FOR FAMILIES OF MISSING PERSONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 733: tabled on 18 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 with concern the delay in introducing a new power of guardianship for the families of missing persons, as announced by Justice Minister Lord Faulks QC; further notes the unnecessary distress caused to the families of missing people when financial institutions insist that they will only deal with the missing client which greatly exacerbates the emotional trauma they experience because their loved one is missing, and how this could be resolved by the introduction of guardianship provisions; and calls on the Government urgently to commit to a parliamentary timetable introducing legislation to allow a family member to apply for the legal right to manage the affairs of their missing relative.

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 25 November 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2015
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2016
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2016
Coventry North East
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 24 November 2015
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2016
Vauxhall
Hollinrake, Kevin
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2016
Thirsk and Malton
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2016
Knowsley
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Belfast South
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
North Antrim
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Stirling
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
South Down
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2015
Enfield North
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2015
Leicester East
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2015
Cleethorpes
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.