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Protection for unaccompanied child refugees

EDM (Early Day Motion) 108: tabled on 27 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that there are thousands of unaccompanied child refugees throughout Europe living in desperate circumstances; welcomes the Government’s statement that it will ensure unaccompanied children will continue to be able to come to the UK to join a relative; notes with concern the removal of that protection from the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20; further notes that the removal of legal protections for separated child refugees may lead to more children undertaking dangerous journeys in order to be reunited with their families; and calls on the Government to enshrine its commitment in law to ensure the ongoing protection of those vulnerable children and their right to reunification with their families.

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.

Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
East Renfrewshire
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
Glasgow Central
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 29 January 2020
North Down
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2020
Gower
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2020
Arfon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Dundee West
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2020
Hartlepool
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Glasgow East
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2020
Eltham
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Bedford
Tarry, Sam
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Ilford South
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2020
North Tyneside
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 February 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 10 February 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2020
Putney
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.