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Care Proceedings Affecting Foreign Nationals

EDM number 830 in 2013-14, proposed by John Hemming on 03/12/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Children's social services, International law, Local government and Nationality.

That this House notes that from time to time foreign nationals are taken into care in the UK; further notes that under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and also under Brussels II Bis revised (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003) articles 15, 55 and 56, foreign authorities should be contacted when this happens; further notes that in 2011 Essex County Council stated in respect to a Freedom of Information request that it had no contact with high commissioners or embassies, notwithstanding the fact that it had 21 foreign national children looked-after in 2010-11; recognises that it is clear that Essex County Council is not properly following the Vienna Convention and Brussels II regulations; believes that there are other local authorities that are similarly lax in following international law relating to care proceedings; calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that local authorities do follow international law; and further calls on the Government to maintain records, ideally through the SSDA903 return of the nationality of foreign nationals taken into care in England.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

John Hemming03/12/2013Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratProposed
Ronnie Campbell04/12/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn04/12/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon04/12/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mike Hancock05/12/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Russell05/12/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
George Galloway10/12/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/12/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton11/12/2013GowerLabourSigned

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