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ABORTIONS OF BABY GIRLS

That this House, in acknowledging that there is a wide range of different but sincerely held views on the issue of abortion law, nevertheless unites in registering its profound shock at recent confirmation by the Department of Health that there are discrepancies in the balance between the number of boys and girls born to groups of women from some overseas countries to an extent that `falls outside the range considered possible without intervention'; is appalled that there now appears to be evidence of significant numbers of baby girls being aborted illegally in the UK simply because of their gender; reminds the police and Crown Prosecution Service that abortion on the grounds of gender is illegal; and, in demanding immediate and effective enforcement of the law in this area, calls on the Department of Health to put in place procedures to record in future the gender of babies aborted under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 so that statistical evidence of crime cannot be hidden.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Aldous, Peter Conservative Party Waveney 21.01.2013
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 18.01.2013
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrats Berwick-Upon-Tweed 22.04.2013
Benton, Joe Labour Party Bootle 29.01.2013
Bone, Peter Conservative Party Wellingborough 22.01.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 17.01.2013
Brazier, Julian Conservative Party Canterbury 21.01.2013
Bruce, Fiona Conservative Party Congleton 16.01.2013
Burley, Aidan Conservative Party Cannock Chase 12.02.2013
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 23.01.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 23.01.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 01.02.2013
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 21.01.2013
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 31.01.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 16.01.2013
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 22.01.2013
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 13.02.2013
Dorries, Nadine Conservative Party Mid Bedfordshire 24.01.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 21.01.2013
Evans, Jonathan Conservative Party Cardiff North 24.01.2013
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 24.01.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 29.01.2013
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 04.02.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.01.2013
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 23.01.2013
Lilley, Peter Conservative Party Hitchin and Harpenden 25.01.2013
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 07.02.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 22.01.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 23.01.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 24.01.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.01.2013
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 25.02.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 31.01.2013
Paisley, Ian Jnr Democratic Unionist Party North Antrim 22.01.2013
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 22.01.2013
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 29.01.2013
Reckless, Mark Conservative Party Rochester and Strood 25.02.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 23.01.2013
Robertson, Laurence Conservative Party Tewkesbury 23.01.2013
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 24.01.2013
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 22.01.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 29.01.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.01.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 21.01.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 22.01.2013
Streeter, Gary Conservative Party South West Devon 23.01.2013
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 28.01.2013
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 23.01.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 28.01.2013
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 24.04.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 24.01.2013
Whittaker, Craig Conservative Party Calder Valley 22.01.2013
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 01.02.2013