Early day motion 127

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FAMILY COURTS

That this House regrets the Government's proposals to retain secrecy within the family courts; believes that this secrecy permeates bad practice throughout the whole system of children services; feels that it is possible to protect the identity of the child while allowing parents to talk and seek advice publicly about their treatment in the family courts, and that professional witnesses should be uniquely identified to monitor consistency; further believes that every case should have an anonymised judgement handed to the parents that they can discuss publicly; and calls on the Government to recognise that there are very serious problems in the system that have been postponed rather than resolved by the limited proposals contained within the consultation document.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Binley, Brian Conservative Party Northampton South 01.04.2008
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 08.11.2007
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 14.07.2008
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 07.01.2008
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 16.01.2008
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 13.11.2007
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 19.11.2007
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 08.11.2007
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 22.11.2007
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 06.12.2007
Featherstone, Lynne Liberal Democrats Hornsey and Wood Green 23.01.2008
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 12.11.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 13.11.2007
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 03.12.2007
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 07.11.2007
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 12.11.2007
Horam, John Conservative Party Orpington 20.11.2007
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 05.12.2007
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 14.07.2008
Maclean, David Conservative Party Penrith and the Border 13.11.2007
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 14.11.2007
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 05.12.2007
Price, Adam Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 22.02.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 15.11.2007
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 14.01.2008
Walter, Robert Conservative Party North Dorset 29.11.2007
Winterton, Nicholas Conservative Party Macclesfield 12.11.2007