Early day motion 77

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FORCED CHILD ADOPTION

That this House recognises the suffering that forced child adoptions during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s caused, which took place due to social pressures on women who had children outside of marriage; notes the unacceptable adoption and care practices of the past, such as not giving information about welfare services including housing and financial help which were available at the time and not questioning whether women putting their children up for adoption had given informed consent; further recognises the negligence of previous Governments, with regard to ensuring that the care provided for unmarried mothers was appropriate and that they and their children were not mistreated or discriminated against, resulting in many women suffering traumatising pre and post-natal experiences and children being denied contact with their birth parents; further notes that the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has this year apologised to the victims of forced adoptions in Australia; and therefore calls on the UK Government to apologise in order to go some way toward helping the parents and children who were victims of these practices.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.05.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 03.06.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 15.05.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.05.2013
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 30.01.2014
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 06.06.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 21.05.2013
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 03.07.2013
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 12.06.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 14.05.2013
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 20.06.2013
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 03.06.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 01.07.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 26.06.2013
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 10.06.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.05.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 20.05.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 21.05.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 03.06.2013
Hendrick, Mark Labour Party Preston 15.05.2013
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 03.02.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 30.01.2014
Jowell, Tessa Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 01.11.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 14.05.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 15.05.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 16.05.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.05.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 11.09.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 15.05.2013
Morris, David Conservative Party Morecambe and Lunesdale 04.06.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 14.05.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.06.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 29.01.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 29.01.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 15.05.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 15.05.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 21.05.2013
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 25.06.2013
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 12.02.2014
Thornton, Mike Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 04.02.2014
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 17.06.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 04.06.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 16.10.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 20.05.2013