House of Commons
PARENTAL RIGHTS OF CONVICTED RAPISTS
EDM #1999
Tabled 23 January 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the case of Sammy Woodhouse, in which a man convicted of rape and serving a 35-year prison sentence was notified of family court proceedings for the child he fathered as a result of the rape; further notes that the man had no parental responsibilities for the child; regrets that Rotherham Council believes that it would not have secured an exemption to notify under the current criteria; further regrets that the presumption in the law is that a rapist is notified when decisions are made about a child fathered through rape; and calls on the Government to amend the Children's Act 1989 to remove the parental rights of men who have fathered children through rape and to review the relevant Practice Directions to prevent rapist fathers from being notified of family court proceedings.

Signatures (97)

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.
Coyle, Neil
Labour
23 January 2019
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
23 January 2019
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
23 January 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
23 January 2019
Stringer, Graham
Labour
23 January 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
23 January 2019
Metcalfe, Stephen
Conservative
23 January 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
23 January 2019
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
23 January 2019
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
23 January 2019
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
23 January 2019
Efford, Clive
Labour
23 January 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 January 2019
Ashworth, Jonathan
Labour
23 January 2019
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
23 January 2019
Dromey, Jack
Labour
23 January 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 January 2019
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
23 January 2019
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
23 January 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
23 January 2019
Woodcock, John
Independent
23 January 2019
Creagh, Mary
Labour
23 January 2019
McGovern, Alison
Labour
23 January 2019
Walker, Thelma
Labour
23 January 2019
Esterson, Bill
Labour
23 January 2019
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
23 January 2019
West, Catherine
Labour
23 January 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
23 January 2019
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
23 January 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
23 January 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2019
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
23 January 2019
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
23 January 2019
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 January 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
23 January 2019
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
23 January 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
24 January 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
24 January 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
24 January 2019
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
24 January 2019
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
24 January 2019
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
24 January 2019
Onn, Melanie
Labour
24 January 2019
De Piero, Gloria
Labour
24 January 2019
Cryer, John
Labour
24 January 2019
Osamor, Kate
Labour
24 January 2019
Mann, John
Labour
24 January 2019
Shah, Naz
Labour
24 January 2019
McInnes, Liz
Labour
24 January 2019
Butler, Dawn
Labour
24 January 2019
Platt, Jo
Labour
24 January 2019
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
24 January 2019
Brabin, Tracy
Labour
24 January 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
24 January 2019
Perkins, Toby
Labour
24 January 2019
Lynch, Holly
Labour
24 January 2019
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
24 January 2019
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
24 January 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
24 January 2019
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
24 January 2019
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
24 January 2019
Brown, Lyn
Labour
24 January 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
25 January 2019
Snell, Gareth
Labour
26 January 2019
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
28 January 2019
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
28 January 2019
Pollard, Luke
Labour
28 January 2019
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
28 January 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
28 January 2019
Davies, Philip
Conservative
28 January 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
29 January 2019
Furniss, Gill
Labour
29 January 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
29 January 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
30 January 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
30 January 2019
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
31 January 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
01 February 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 February 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
04 February 2019
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
04 February 2019
Turner, Karl
Labour
07 February 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
12 February 2019
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
12 February 2019
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
15 February 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
19 February 2019
Burgon, Richard
Labour
19 February 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
19 February 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
06 March 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
29 March 2019
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
23 April 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion