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Forced Child Adoption

EDM number 590 in 2015-16, proposed by Graham Allen on 26/10/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families and Children's social services.

That this House recognises the suffering caused by forced child adoptions during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, which took place due to social pressures on women who had children outside of marriage; notes the unacceptable adoption and care practices of the past, such as not giving information about welfare services, including housing and financial help which were available at the time, and not questioning whether women putting their children up for adoption had given informed consent; further recognises the negligence of previous governments with regard to ensuring that the care provided for unmarried mothers was appropriate and that they and their children were not mistreated or discriminated against, resulting in many women suffering traumatising pre and post-natal experiences, and children being denied contact with their birth parents; and calls on the Government to apologise in order to go some way toward helping the parents and children who were victims of these practices.

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

Graham Allen26/10/2015Nottingham NorthLabourProposed
Mark Durkan26/10/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon27/10/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Hywel Williams27/10/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins27/10/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie27/10/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Simpson28/10/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Joanna Cherry28/10/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson28/10/2015East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Kate Osamor28/10/2015EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Dodds28/10/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Corri Wilson28/10/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell28/10/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan29/10/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts29/10/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Lucas29/10/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Valerie Vaz02/11/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Tasmina Sheikh02/11/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley03/11/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law03/11/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron03/11/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
David Anderson04/11/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/11/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff04/11/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mike Gapes04/11/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi09/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Neil Gray10/11/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson16/11/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown25/11/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner14/12/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Tom Brake16/12/2015Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams17/12/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Rupa Huq01/03/2016Ealing Central and ActonLabourSigned

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