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Foster Carers And The Public Interest Disclosure Act

EDM number 53 in 2016-17, proposed by Norman Lamb on 23/05/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Children's social services and Freedom of information.

That this House notes that the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) does not cover foster carers; further notes that they are therefore in a vulnerable position if they choose to speak out about alleged wrongdoing or poor practice; expresses concern that this may act as a disincentive to foster carers exposing wrongdoing or poor practice, thereby potentially putting vulnerable children at continued risk; notes that the Whistleblowing Commission chaired by the right hon. Sir Anthony Hooper recommended that the Government uses the powers set out in section 20 of the Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to extend PIDA to cover foster carers; and therefore calls on the Government to bring forward proposals to extend the scope of that Act accordingly.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Norman Lamb23/05/2016North NorfolkLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley23/05/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan23/05/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie24/05/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Paul Monaghan24/05/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
Henry Bellingham25/05/2016North West NorfolkConservativeSeconded
Caroline Lucas06/06/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Simpson07/06/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds07/06/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
George Howarth07/06/2016KnowsleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon08/06/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Roger Mullin08/06/2016Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn09/06/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
John McNally09/06/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law13/06/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Danny Kinahan27/06/2016South AntrimUUPSigned
Tom Brake27/06/2016Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Philippa Whitford29/06/2016Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Sammy Wilson30/06/2016East AntrimDUPSigned
Roger Godsiff05/07/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Alan Brown18/07/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stewart Hosie20/07/2016Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi21/07/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper05/09/2016West LancashireLabourSigned
John Pugh10/10/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Stewart McDonald10/10/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands10/10/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Johnson05/12/2016Kingston upon Hull West and HessleLabourSigned
Hilary Benn08/12/2016Leeds CentralLabourSigned

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