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BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 524: tabled on 12 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 supports Baby Loss Awareness Week which runs from 9 October to 15 October 2016, involving 21 pregnancy and baby loss charities in the UK to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth; understands the devastating impact that baby loss has on parents and the wider family; pays tribute to all the charities and organisations which support parents and families through the ordeal of losing a baby; further understands that more research and work to prevent stillbirth is required to improve the current figures which compare unfavourably to other European countries; is aware that there is a taboo around baby loss which is not helpful in tackling this important issue; and looks forward to the culmination of this week on 15 October 2016, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, when people around the world will light a candle at 7pm to create a wave of light in memory of babies who have died.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 January 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Foyle
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 October 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 5 January 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glasgow South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 October 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2016
Edinburgh West
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.