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EDM number 1485 in 1993-94, proposed by Norman A Godman on 11/07/1994.

That this House is concerned at the report in The Scotsman of 7th July, that the proposed Scottish Children's Bill is not likely to be part of the legislative programme of the Government for the next session of Parliament; believes that a substantial Bill is long overdue; believes that the Bill should begin with key overreaching principles based on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and the Scottish Law Commission Family Law Report No. 135, namely that the welfare of the child concerned is the paramount consideration, that any delay in decision making is likely to prejuduce the welfare of the child that a child has the right to express his or her views, or to have them given due weight in accordance with the child's age and maturity in any actions affecting her or him, that a court order should only be made if making that order would be better for the child than making no order at all, and that both parents should have parental responsibilities to their children, as well as parental rights; believes that the Bill should express an integrated vision reflecting uniformity of concepts and terminology across public, private and adoption law affecting children, based on proposals from The Review of Child Care Law, The Report of the Inquiry into the Removal of Childen from Orkney in February 1991, Scottish Law Commission Family Law report No. 135, the consultation on The Future of Adoption Law in Scotland and Scotland's Children; and calls on the Goverment to introduce such important and necessary legislation by way of the next Gracious Speech and that such legislation should be taken at the Scottish Grand Committee if appropriate time cannot be found on the floor of the House and the Scottish Grand Committee is suitably empowered.

This motion has been signed by a total of 141 MPs.

Norman Godman11/07/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowProposed
John McFall11/07/1994DumbartonSigned
Michael Connarty11/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Margaret Ewing11/07/1994MoraySigned
Maria Fyfe11/07/1994Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jim Wallace11/07/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Tom Pendry12/07/1994Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Bridget Prentice12/07/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice12/07/1994PendleSigned
Giles Radice12/07/1994North DurhamSigned
Stuart Randall12/07/1994Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Nick Raynsford12/07/1994GreenwichSigned
Barbara Roche12/07/1994Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Terry Rooney12/07/1994Bradford NorthSigned
Ernie Ross12/07/1994Dundee WestSigned
Alex Salmond12/07/1994Banff & BuchanSigned
Clare Short12/07/1994Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Alan Simpson12/07/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Andrew Smith12/07/1994Oxford EastSigned
Clive Soley12/07/1994HammersmithSigned
John Spellar12/07/1994Warley WestSigned
Rachel Squire12/07/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Peter Hardy12/07/1994WentworthSigned
David Hinchliffe12/07/1994WakefieldSigned
Margaret Hodge12/07/1994BarkingSigned
Kate Hoey12/07/1994VauxhallSigned
Norman Hogg12/07/1994Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
John Home Robertson12/07/1994East LothianSigned
Jimmy Hood12/07/1994ClydesdaleSigned
Geoff Hoon12/07/1994AshfieldSigned
Kim Howells12/07/1994PontypriddSigned
Kevin Hughes12/07/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
John Hutton12/07/1994Barrow & FurnessSigned
Adam Ingram12/07/1994East KilbrideSigned
Glenda Jackson12/07/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Helen Jackson12/07/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
David Jamieson12/07/1994Plymouth, DevonportSigned
Russell Johnston12/07/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Lynne Jones12/07/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Tessa Jowell12/07/1994DulwichSigned
Terry Lewis12/07/1994WorsleySigned
Ken Livingstone12/07/1994Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden12/07/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Calum MacDonald12/07/1994Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Denis MacShane12/07/1994RotherhamSigned
David Marshall12/07/1994Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Eric Martlew12/07/1994CarlisleSigned
John Maxton12/07/1994Glasgow, CathcartSigned
John McAllion12/07/1994Dundee EastSigned
Thomas McAvoy12/07/1994Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
William McKelvey12/07/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale12/07/1994MansfieldSigned
Ray Michie12/07/1994Argyll & ButeSigned
Alan Milburn12/07/1994DarlingtonSigned
Andrew Miller12/07/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Lewis Moonie12/07/1994KirkcaldySigned
Rhodri Morgan12/07/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Elliot Morley12/07/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Estelle Morris12/07/1994Birmingham, YardleySigned
Chris Mullin12/07/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
Stan Orme12/07/1994Salford EastSigned
Roland Boyes12/07/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Nick Brown12/07/1994Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Malcolm Bruce12/07/1994GordonSigned
Richard Burden12/07/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Stephen Byers12/07/1994WallsendSigned
Richard Caborn12/07/1994Sheffield CentralSigned
Anne Campbell12/07/1994CambridgeSigned
Menzies Campbell12/07/1994Fife North EastSigned
David Chidgey12/07/1994EastleighSigned
Malcolm Chisholm12/07/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Judith Church12/07/1994DagenhamSigned
Michael Clapham12/07/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Eric Clarke12/07/1994MidlothianSigned
Ann Coffey12/07/1994StockportSigned
Harry Cohen12/07/1994LeytonSigned
Robin Corbett12/07/1994Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/07/1994Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston12/07/1994Bristol EastSigned
Tom Cox12/07/1994TootingSigned
John Cummings12/07/1994EasingtonSigned
Jim Cunningham12/07/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Alistair Darling12/07/1994Edinburgh CentralSigned
Ian Davidson12/07/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Terry Davis12/07/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Brian H Donohoe12/07/1994Cunninghame SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie12/07/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Mark Fisher12/07/1994Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Paul Flynn12/07/1994Newport WestSigned
George Foulkes12/07/1994Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
John Gilbert12/07/1994Dudley EastSigned
Llin Golding12/07/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Mildred Gordon12/07/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham12/07/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Irene Adams12/07/1994Paisley NorthSigned
John Gunnell12/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Peter Hain12/07/1994NeathSigned
Mike Hall12/07/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Hilary Armstrong12/07/1994North West DurhamSigned
Tony Banks12/07/1994Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes12/07/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Kevin Barron12/07/1994Rother ValleySigned
Hugh Bayley12/07/1994York, City ofSigned
Gerry Bermingham12/07/1994St Helens SouthSigned
Roger Berry12/07/1994KingswoodSigned
Gerry Steinberg12/07/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe12/07/1994Bradford SouthSigned
Stephen Timms12/07/1994Newham North EastSigned
Dennis Turner12/07/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paul Tyler12/07/1994North CornwallSigned
Keith Vaz12/07/1994Leicester EastSigned
Joan Walley12/07/1994Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Mike Watson12/07/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Andrew Welsh12/07/1994Angus EastSigned
Alan Williams12/07/1994Swansea WestSigned
Brian Wilson12/07/1994Cunninghame NorthSigned
Audrey Wise12/07/1994PrestonSigned
Tony Worthington12/07/1994Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
James Wray12/07/1994Glasgow ProvanSigned
Colin Pickthall13/07/1994West LancashireSigned
Jeff Rooker13/07/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Roy Hughes13/07/1994Newport EastSigned
Bill Michie13/07/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Jim Dowd13/07/1994Lewisham WestSigned
John Evans13/07/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds13/07/1994Warley EastSigned
John Battle13/07/1994Leeds WestSigned
Peter Pike14/07/1994BurnleySigned
Joan Ruddock14/07/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Robert Hughes14/07/1994Aberdeen NorthSigned
Austin Mitchell14/07/1994Great GrimsbySigned
Derek Enright14/07/1994HemsworthSigned
Max Madden18/07/1994Bradford WestSigned
Nick Ainger18/07/1994PembrokeSigned
Jack Thompson19/07/1994WansbeckSigned
Greg Pope20/07/1994HyndburnSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Martyn Jones26/10/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Alice Mahon01/11/1994HalifaxSigned
Angela Eagle01/11/1994WallaseySigned
Dafydd Wigley01/11/1994CaernarfonSigned

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