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MOTHERS' NAMES AND MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 10: tabled on 18 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 that regulations from 1986 mean that it is still the case that the particulars to be registered for marriage include details of the fathers and not the mothers of the bride and groom; believes that the law should not perpetuate the offensive and outdated message that marriage is a business transaction between fathers; further notes that mothers and fathers are recorded on a civil partnership certificate and believes the same should be the case on a marriage certificate; further believes that change is needed so that mothers are no longer erased from these important historical records; notes that the Prime Minister accepted these arguments and promised to address this inequality over a year and a half ago, but mothers are still discriminated against today; and calls on the Home Secretary to make the necessary legislative update without further delay.

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.

Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2016
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2016
Bristol West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 May 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elmore, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2016
Ogmore
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2016
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
South Antrim
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2016
North Norfolk
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2016
City of Chester
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 19 May 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2016
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2016
Gateshead
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 May 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2016
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Bolton South East
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2016
Ilford North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2016
Glasgow Central
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 24 May 2016
Edinburgh West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 May 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.