Early day motion 1199

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GRANDPARENTS' RIGHTS

That this House believes that a child's right to family life requires greater legislative protection; further believes that there should be an expectation that ancestors and close biological relatives become parties to Family Court cases on request; further believes there should be financial support for kinship carers; further believes that biological relatives including fathers without parental responsibility, grandparents, aunts and uncles should be automatically notified of care and adoption proceedings; and calls upon the Government to respond positively to the proposals from the charities announced on 17th March in the document Grandparents' Rights - A Response to the Government.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 19.03.2008
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 19.03.2008
Benton, Joe Labour Party Bootle 09.10.2008
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 17.03.2008
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 18.03.2008
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 21.04.2008
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 26.03.2008
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 18.03.2008
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 31.03.2008
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 17.03.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 20.03.2008
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 03.04.2008
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 02.04.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 21.04.2008
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 18.03.2008
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 23.04.2008
Donohoe, Brian H Labour Party Central Ayrshire 20.03.2008
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 19.03.2008
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 18.03.2008
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 06.10.2008
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 25.03.2008
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 01.07.2008
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 31.03.2008
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 18.03.2008
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 27.03.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 17.03.2008
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 25.03.2008
Holloway, Adam Conservative Party Gravesham 21.04.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.03.2008
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 26.03.2008
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 02.04.2008
Jackson, Stewart Conservative Party Peterborough 18.03.2008
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 27.03.2008
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 26.03.2008
Mackinlay, Andrew Labour Party Thurrock 21.04.2008
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 18.03.2008
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 20.03.2008
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 26.03.2008
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 19.03.2008
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 06.10.2008
Rennie, Willie Liberal Democrats Dunfermline and West Fife 21.04.2008
Robinson, Iris Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 29.04.2008
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 20.03.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 26.03.2008
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 19.03.2008
Spink, Bob Independent Conservative Castle Point 18.03.2008
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 18.03.2008
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 19.03.2008
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 26.03.2008
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 25.03.2008
Wilshire, David Conservative Party Spelthorne 20.03.2008
Winterton, Ann Conservative Party Congleton 18.03.2008
Winterton, Nicholas Conservative Party Macclesfield 19.03.2008