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DISPOSAL OF THE BODIES OF UNBORN BABIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 79: tabled on 05 November 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 unreservedly condemns the practice of some private clinics of disposing of the bodies of aborted unborn babies by pulping them through a macerator and discharging them into the public sewers and drains; welcomes the undertaking given by the Minister of State for Health that an inquiry will be held; reasserts the view of the Polkinghorne Committee that the human remains of the unborn child should be treated with respect; and calls on the Department of the Environment and the Department of Health to prosecute those responsible for these degrading practices.

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.

Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1991
Ilford North
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1991
Bootle
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1991
Milton Keynes
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1991
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 1991
Castle Point
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 1991
Bury North
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1991
Coventry South West
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1991
Warrington South
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 1991
Montgomery
Carr, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1991
Ribble Valley
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 25 November 1991
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 1991
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1991
Davyhulme
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1991
Stockton North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Leigh
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1991
Erith and Crayford
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1991
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1991
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1991
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1991
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1991
Barrow and Furness
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1992
Gloucester
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1991
Wellingborough
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Glasgow, Hillhead
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1991
Ealing North
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 1991
Hyndburn
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1991
Harlow
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1991
Southampton, Test
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1991
Vauxhall
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Twickenham
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1992
Hartlepool
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Pontefract and Castleford
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1991
Western Isles
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1991
South West Bedfordshire
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Croydon North West
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1991
Wrexham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 November 1991
Mid Ulster
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 November 1991
South Down
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1991
Paisley South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1991
Newbury
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1991
Great Grimsby
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1991
Sunderland South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1991
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1991
Liverpool, Riverside
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1991
Stalybridge and Hyde
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1992
Corby
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1992
Eastleigh
Raison, Sir Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1991
Aylesbury
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1991
Lewes
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1992
Don Valley
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1991
Coventry North West
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 1991
Broxbourne
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1991
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1992
Streatham
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 1991
Glasgow, Govan
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 1991
Rochdale
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 1991
Bury South
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1991
Walthamstow
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 1991
Truro
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1991
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1992
Crosby
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1991
Hastings and Rye
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1991
Swansea West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 1991
Macclesfield
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.