House of Commons
CHILD ABUSE IN CHILD MIGRATION PROGRAMMES
EDM #1144
Tabled 28 March 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's Child Migration Programmes Report, published in March 2018; notes the report's finding that the policy of child migration practised by successive post-War governments, churches and charities resulted in many children suffering severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse; pays tribute to the former child migrants who showed the strength to give evidence to the inquiry and to all of those who fought so long for truth and justice; notes that although the Government publicly apologised to former child migrants in 2010, it has not yet made any financial redress directly to them; supports the report's recommendation that child migrants are financially compensated by the Government through a redress scheme; further supports the report's recommendation that due to the age and, in some cases, ill health of former child migrants that reparations should be urgently introduced; and calls on the Government to establish a financial redress scheme without delay, to heed the report's recommendation that all child migrants should be entitled to an equal award on the basis they were exposed to equal risk and to ensure that payments begin within 12 months.

Signatures (50)

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.
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
25 April 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Burden, Richard
Labour
18 April 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
25 April 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
18 April 2018
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
18 April 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
25 April 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
16 May 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
23 April 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
18 April 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
29 March 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
23 April 2018
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
25 April 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
30 April 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
17 April 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
23 April 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
29 March 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
18 April 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
21 May 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
30 April 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
16 April 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
10 May 2018
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
18 April 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
17 April 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
18 April 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
04 July 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
27 June 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
28 March 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
23 April 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
19 April 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
28 March 2018
Rayner, Angela
Labour
02 May 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
29 March 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
19 April 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
18 April 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
18 April 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 April 2018
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
02 May 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
19 April 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
08 May 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion