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Missing Children

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1159: tabled on 21 June 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 222 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned about the plight of the estimated 98, 000 incidences of children who run away each year and end up missing on the streets of our major cities; takes note of the Council of Europe recommendation R79(6) adopted in April 1979, which calls on member countries to develop systems to trace missing persons; further notes the recent report from the Association of Chief Police Officers recommending the establishment of a computerised national register to aid in tracing missing persons; and calls upon the Government to ensure that such a system is set up as a matter of urgency so that these children may be protected from danger, their problems may be addressed and reconciliation may be effected where possible.

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.

Archer, Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Warley West
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
North West Durham
Ashley, Jack
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Stoke-on-Trent South
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1990
Wansdyke
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Bournemouth East
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Harrogate
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1990
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 10 July 1990
Greenwich
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Leeds West
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Middlesbrough
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Ilford North
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Chesterfield
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Ealing, Southall
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Sheffield, Brightside
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Brent South
Bowden, Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1990
Dulwich
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1990
Castle Point
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1990
Motherwell South
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Canterbury
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1990
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1990
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1990
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1990
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1990
Montgomery
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 19 July 1990
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Davyhulme
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1990
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Swindon
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1990
Birmingham, Erdington
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
South Staffordshire
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 July 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1990
Tooting
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Rotherham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Easington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Linlithgow
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1990
Stockton South
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1990
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Aberdeen South
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1990
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1990
Crewe and Nantwich
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 1990
Moray
Farr, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1990
Harborough
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 1990
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1990
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Newport West
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Plymouth, Drake
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Blaenau Gwent
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Wellingborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 1990
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1990
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1990
Reigate
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1990
Wallsend
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1990
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorst, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Hendon North
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1990
Ealing North
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1990
York
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1990
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
The Wrekin
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1990
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1990
Hyndburn
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1990
Peckham
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Ashfield
Healey, Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Leeds East
Heffer, Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Liverpool, Walton
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Vauxhall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
East Lothian
Howell, Denis
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Birmingham, Small Heath
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Pontypridd
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Coventry North East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Newport East
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 July 1990
Foyle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
East Kilbride
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Cheltenham
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Leicester West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1990
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1990
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 1990
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 1990
North Down
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1990
Rutland and Melton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Newham North East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Liverpool, Garston
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1990
Western Isles
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Wrexham
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Glasgow, Springburn
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
East Hampshire
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Makerfield
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 September 1990
South Down
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Central Fife
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1990
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1990
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1990
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1990
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1990
Devizes
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1990
Redcar
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1990
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Torfaen
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Normanton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Barnsley East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Ogmore
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Eastleigh
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Gateshead East
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1990
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 1990
Lewes
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Colne Valley
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1990
Hamilton
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1990
Coventry North West
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Erewash
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Mid Kent
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1990
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 July 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Pudsey
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Scarborough
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Chislehurst
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 1990
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
West Bromwich East
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1990
Newham South
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 1990
West Dorset
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Tonbridge and Malling
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 1990
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1990
City of Durham
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1990
Edinburgh East
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Walthamstow
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1990
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Leominster
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1990
Crosby
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1990
Bolton North East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Bridlington
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1990
Tynemouth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Reading East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Buckingham
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 1990
Orkney and Shetland
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Gower
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1990
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1990
Maidstone
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 1990
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1990
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1990
Cunninghame North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1990
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Sevenoaks
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1990
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1990
Glasgow, Provan

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Missing Children (Amendment 1)
At end add 'and further demands that the Government provide the necessary finance for local authorities and end the vicious attacks upon Labour Councils in particular.'.
Labour, Bolsover
6
signatures
EDM 1159A1: tabled on 29 June 1990