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Council Of Europe Convention On The Protection Of Children Against Sexual Exploitation And Sexual Abuse

EDM number 854 in 2012-13, proposed by John Leech on 13/12/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Sexual offences and Tourism.

That this House believes that children in the UK and abroad must be protected from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse; further believes that the phenomenon of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children in travel and tourism is a worldwide problem that must be tackled on both a national and international basis; further believes that greater efforts must be made to encourage international co-operation and information sharing about child sex offenders; is deeply concerned that British sex offenders travel abroad to commit offences of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse against vulnerable children in a range of different circumstances; notes that the Convention makes specific provisions for preventing travelling sex offenders from sexually exploiting and abusing children abroad; further notes that the Convention contains measures to encourage co-operation between states in preventing and combating sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, with the overarching aim of promoting mutual legal assistance in investigating and prosecuting offenders; welcomes the fact that the Government signed the Convention on 5 May 2008; and calls on the Government to ratify and implement the Convention immediately.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

John Leech13/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew Rosindell13/12/2012RomfordConservativeSeconded
Caroline Lucas13/12/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Jim Dobbin13/12/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Frank Field13/12/2012BirkenheadLabourSeconded
Yasmin Qureshi13/12/2012Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn13/12/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon17/12/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Mark Durkan17/12/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Bottomley17/12/2012Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jonathan Edwards17/12/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Sarah Champion17/12/2012RotherhamLabourSigned
Annette Brooke18/12/2012Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George18/12/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn18/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell18/12/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/12/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie18/12/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale18/12/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff19/12/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock19/12/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon19/12/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Michael Crockart20/12/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams20/12/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell20/12/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton08/01/2013GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell08/01/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell15/01/2013North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer17/01/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell23/01/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Linda Riordan14/02/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
David Crausby05/03/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Amess12/03/2013Southend WestConservativeSigned

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