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One Parent Family Charter Of Rights

EDM number 1241 in 1989-90, proposed by John Reid on 05/07/1990.

That this House congratulates Gingerbread on the launch of its One Parent Family Charter of Rights; agrees that lone parents are equal citizens and that they and their children have the right to participate equally in society, lone parents have the right to a freedom of choice as to whether to stay at home with their children or to work, lone parents have the right to good quality, easily accessible and affordable child care for children up to the age of 14 years, lone parents and their children have the right to a level of income which enables them to lead a full and contented life, lone parents and their children have the right to good quality housing and parity with two parent families in allocation of council accommodation, lone parents have the right to a fairer and more sympathetic legal system with conciliation services and a family court, lone parents and their children have the right to a free, efficient and accessible health service, lone parents have the right to training opportunities to make the most of their educational potential and earning capacity, children of lone parents have equal rights in education including higher education and lone parents have the right to access to information on welfare benefits and other services available to them; and calls upon the Government to bring in policies aimed at implementing the charter.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

John Reid05/07/1990Motherwell NorthProposed
Dawn Primarolo05/07/1990Bristol SouthSigned
James Wray05/07/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Audrey Wise05/07/1990PrestonSigned
Alan Wynne Williams05/07/1990CarmarthenSigned
Keith Vaz05/07/1990Leicester EastSigned
Graham Allen05/07/1990Nottingham NorthSigned
Diane Abbott05/07/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
George Galloway05/07/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie05/07/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings05/07/1990EasingtonSigned
Jim Cousins05/07/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Harry Cohen05/07/1990LeytonSigned
David Hinchliffe05/07/1990WakefieldSigned
Kate Hoey05/07/1990VauxhallSigned
Alice Mahon05/07/1990HalifaxSigned
Eric Martlew05/07/1990CarlisleSigned
Ian McCartney05/07/1990MakerfieldSigned
Bill Michie05/07/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley05/07/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/07/1990Blyth ValleySigned
David Clelland05/07/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/07/1990Islington NorthSigned
Norman Godman06/07/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Harry Barnes06/07/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks09/07/1990Newham North WestSigned
John McAllion09/07/1990Dundee EastSigned
Margaret Ewing09/07/1990MoraySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe09/07/1990LeighSigned
William McKelvey09/07/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ernie Ross09/07/1990Dundee WestSigned
Robin Corbett09/07/1990Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Robert Parry10/07/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Norman Hogg10/07/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
John Evans10/07/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Bruce Grocott10/07/1990Wrekin, TheSigned
Mike Watson10/07/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Win Griffiths11/07/1990BridgendSigned
Paul Boateng11/07/1990Brent SouthSigned
Terry Davis11/07/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Alan Meale11/07/1990MansfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden11/07/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Dennis Skinner12/07/1990BolsoverSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse12/07/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Llin Golding12/07/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Tommy Graham12/07/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Battle12/07/1990Leeds WestSigned
Chris Smith18/07/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Tony Lloyd19/07/1990StretfordSigned
Austin Mitchell19/07/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Frank Doran19/07/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned

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