Early day motion 830

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CARE PROCEEDINGS AFFECTING FOREIGN NATIONALS

That this House notes that from time to time foreign nationals are taken into care in the UK; further notes that under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and also under Brussels II Bis revised (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003) articles 15, 55 and 56, foreign authorities should be contacted when this happens; further notes that in 2011 Essex County Council stated in respect to a Freedom of Information request that it had no contact with high commissioners or embassies, notwithstanding the fact that it had 21 foreign national children looked-after in 2010-11; recognises that it is clear that Essex County Council is not properly following the Vienna Convention and Brussels II regulations; believes that there are other local authorities that are similarly lax in following international law relating to care proceedings; calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that local authorities do follow international law; and further calls on the Government to maintain records, ideally through the SSDA903 return of the nationality of foreign nationals taken into care in England.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 04.12.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.12.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 04.12.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 10.12.2013
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 05.12.2013
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 03.12.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.12.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 05.12.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 04.12.2013