Early day motion 1040

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CHILD PROTECTION IN JERSEY

That this House commends the campaign waged by Senator Stuart Syvret in Jersey to draw attention to the long-standing problem of child abuse in the island; condemns the attacks made on him by the establishment elite which controls Jersey's political and judicial institutions, attacks which after a long period of vilification and denigration eventually saw Syvret's removal from office; regrets that his warnings are now being proved true; and urges the Lord Chancellor, as Minister responsible for the good governance of Jersey, to take steps to ensure that independent judges and prosecutors, with no prior connection with Jersey, are appointed, without delay, to deal with any criminal or civil cases which may arise from the child abuse controversies, to ensure the necessary impartiality of the judicial processes, and that there is a judicially empowered independent enquiry with an outside Chair into child abuse and the concealment of child abuse in Jersey on the grounds that the political authorities have failed to deal with the problems and are seriously compromised by their repeated failures to act properly and their publicly stated concerns to protect the reputation of the island, so that were they to undertake the wide ranging investigation required, they would, effectively, need to put themselves on trial as well.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 28.02.2008
Burgon, Colin Labour Party Elmet 03.03.2008
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 27.02.2008
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 05.03.2008
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 03.03.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 27.02.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 03.03.2008
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 05.03.2008
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 28.02.2008
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 28.02.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 05.03.2008
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 27.02.2008
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 04.03.2008
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 11.03.2008
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 28.02.2008
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 28.02.2008
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 27.02.2008
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 11.03.2008
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 27.02.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 27.02.2008
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 26.02.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.02.2008
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 26.02.2008
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 25.03.2008
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 27.02.2008
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 04.03.2008
Kilfoyle, Peter Labour Party Liverpool Walton 05.03.2008
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 03.03.2008
Linton, Martin Labour Party Battersea 01.04.2008
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 04.03.2008
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 27.02.2008
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 03.03.2008
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 03.03.2008
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 26.02.2008
Moffat, Anne Labour Party East Lothian 04.03.2008
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 01.04.2008
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 26.02.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 04.03.2008
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 27.02.2008
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 03.03.2008
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 27.02.2008
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 27.02.2008
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 03.03.2008
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 05.03.2008
Younger-Ross, Richard Liberal Democrats Teignbridge 26.02.2008