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Family Mediation And Conciliation Services

EDM number 366 in 1992-93, proposed by Jean Corston on 29/06/1992.

That this House recognises that the fundamental principle of the Children Act 1989 is that the welfare of children is of paramount concern; that divorcing parents can be assisted to achieve this objective by recourse to mediation and conciliation services; that courts now require divoring parents to indicate on the statement of arrangements form whether they have seen or are prepared to see a mediator; that a national though unofficial network of mediation services now exists through such organisations as the national Family Conciliation Council and the Family Mediators Association, but that many organisations such as the Bristol Family Conciliation Service are under threat of closure because the Lord Chancellor's Department refuses to provide funding for such services until the completion of the review of the family justice system, which may take some years; considers that such delay will cause unnecessary stress to the children of divorcing parents, contrary to the Government's stated intentions; and calls on the Government to provide as a matter of urgency, funding on at least an interim basis pending the review of the family justice system, so as to enable mediation and conciliation services to continue their excellent work.

This motion has been signed by a total of 92 MPs.

Jean Corston29/06/1992Bristol EastProposed
Dawn Primarolo29/06/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Ernie Ross30/06/1992Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond30/06/1992Don ValleySigned
Harry Barnes30/06/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
John Gunnell30/06/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Derek Fatchett30/06/1992Leeds CentralSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie30/06/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis30/06/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Michael Connarty30/06/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Keith Bradley30/06/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale30/06/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey30/06/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion30/06/1992Dundee EastSigned
Joan Lestor01/07/1992EcclesSigned
Bill Michie01/07/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Edward O'Hara01/07/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Ron Davies01/07/1992CaerphillySigned
Tony Banks01/07/1992Newham North WestSigned
Janet Anderson02/07/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Mike Hall02/07/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Win Griffiths02/07/1992BridgendSigned
Lynne Jones02/07/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Kim Howells02/07/1992PontypriddSigned
Bob Cryer02/07/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Chris Smith03/07/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Hardy06/07/1992WentworthSigned
Martyn Jones06/07/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Peter Pike07/07/1992BurnleySigned
Russell Johnston07/07/1992Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Ann Coffey07/07/1992StockportSigned
Bill Etherington07/07/1992Sunderland NorthSigned
Llin Golding07/07/1992Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Kevin Barron07/07/1992Rother ValleySigned
Elliot Morley08/07/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Richard Burden08/07/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Bridget Prentice09/07/1992Lewisham EastSigned
George Howarth09/07/1992Knowsley NorthSigned
Derek Enright09/07/1992HemsworthSigned
Hilary Armstrong09/07/1992North West DurhamSigned
Malcolm Wicks09/07/1992Croydon North WestSigned
Joyce Quin13/07/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Simon Hughes13/07/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
Ian McCartney13/07/1992MakerfieldSigned
Michael Clapham13/07/1992Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jack Thompson15/07/1992WansbeckSigned
Tony Lloyd15/07/1992StretfordSigned
Audrey Wise16/07/1992PrestonSigned
Roger Berry19/10/1992KingswoodSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Jack Aspinwall04/11/1992WansdykeSigned
Don Foster25/11/1992BathSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours26/11/1992WorkingtonSigned
George Walden27/11/1992BuckinghamSigned
Doug Hoyle30/11/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Nick Harvey03/12/1992North DevonSigned
Ian Davidson03/12/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned
David Clelland07/12/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Margaret Ewing07/12/1992MoraySigned
Giles Radice08/12/1992North DurhamSigned
Alan Beith08/12/1992Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Andrew Smith08/12/1992Oxford EastSigned
John Battle09/12/1992Leeds WestSigned
Clare Short10/12/1992Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Roger Sims10/12/1992ChislehurstSigned
Charles Kennedy10/12/1992Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Robin Corbett10/12/1992Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Diane Abbott10/12/1992Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
James Spicer14/12/1992West DorsetSigned
Terry Rooney14/12/1992Bradford NorthSigned
Mike O'Brien14/12/1992North WarwickshireSigned
Dennis Skinner15/12/1992BolsoverSigned
Gerry Steinberg15/12/1992Durham, City ofSigned
George Mudie16/12/1992Leeds EastSigned
Richard Caborn16/12/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
John Gilbert16/12/1992Dudley EastSigned
Barbara Roche17/12/1992Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Alan Milburn17/12/1992DarlingtonSigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Roger Godsiff11/01/1993Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Jim Cousins11/01/1993Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Chris Mullin11/01/1993Sunderland SouthSigned
Doug Henderson11/01/1993Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
Barry Sheerman11/01/1993HuddersfieldSigned
John McWilliam12/01/1993BlaydonSigned
Nick Brown12/01/1993Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Tony Benn12/01/1993ChesterfieldSigned
Austin Mitchell15/01/1993Great GrimsbySigned
John Hannam21/01/1993ExeterSigned
Geoffrey Robinson25/02/1993Coventry North WestSigned
Jim Cunningham25/02/1993Coventry South EastSigned
Bill Olner01/03/1993NuneatonSigned

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