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EDM number 476 in 2004-05, proposed by Hilton Dawson on 11/01/2005.

That this House recognises the right of all children to have contact with both parents if they wish to do so and if it can be safe; acknowledges that it is the responsibility of all parents to do all they can to ensure that this occurs in all circumstances; recognises that child abuse and domestic violence, which is intimately linked to child abuse, often goes unrecognised because of the powerlessness of victims; insists that the voices of children should be heard; calls upon the Government to ensure that a reformed family justice system is centred upon the best interests of children, integrated within a developing range of universal family support services and that it addresses the need for better judges and lawyers who can work in effective partnerships with fellow professionals and a great many more social workers, mediators, children and family workers; believes that a proper child-centred approach would value the quality of contact above the mere time doing it, aid consistency and consensus between parents and do away with the need for long lists of sanctions against those who at the moment may only be trying to protect their children in the knowledge that 29 children have been murdered during contact visits in recent years.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Hilton Dawson11/01/2005Lancaster & WyreLabourProposed
Martin Smyth12/01/2005Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Paul Holmes12/01/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones12/01/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/01/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt12/01/2005CrawleyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner12/01/2005Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/01/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes13/01/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/01/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Hywel Francis13/01/2005AberavonLabourSigned
David Drew13/01/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Janet Dean13/01/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Tony Colman13/01/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Alan Meale13/01/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Joan Humble13/01/2005Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Syd Rapson13/01/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Tom Cox13/01/2005TootingLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson17/01/2005Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Paul Marsden17/01/2005Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/01/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/01/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge17/01/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams17/01/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Andy King18/01/2005Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Harold Best18/01/2005Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington18/01/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones19/01/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/01/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham20/01/2005Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/01/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds24/01/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Jeff Ennis26/01/2005Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Vera Baird31/01/2005RedcarLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara03/02/2005Knowsley SouthLabourSigned

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