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FOSTER CARERS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE ACT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 53: tabled on 23 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 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 notes that the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) does not cover foster carers; further notes that such carers are therefore in a vulnerable position if they choose to speak out about alleged wrongdoing or poor practice; expresses concern that this may act as a disincentive to foster carers exposing wrongdoing or poor practice, thereby potentially putting vulnerable children at continued risk; notes that the Whistleblowing Commission chaired by the right hon. Sir Anthony Hooper recommended that the Government uses the powers set out in section 20 of the Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to extend PIDA to cover foster carers; and therefore calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to extend the scope of that Act accordingly.

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.

Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2016
Leeds Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
West Lancashire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Belfast North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2016
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2016
North Down
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2016
Knowsley
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2016
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Falkirk
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2016
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Bolton South East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Upper Bann
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.