Early day motion 279

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That this House, being conscious of the numerous cases of previously concealed child abuse in which individuals have been able to use their status as public figures to deter victims and to prevent or disrupt investigations of their crimes, and being conscious that in some cases abusers, and those who have concealed abuse, have been able to use their positions in public office and the institutions of the state such as Parliament and Government to shield them and their wrongdoing from proper, lawful scrutiny, recognises that the dangers of such cover-ups occurring are even greater in small, quasi-self-governing communities than at national level, where, even though checks and balances are more extensive, child abuse and cover-ups by the well-connected have still occurred; notes that a local public inquiry in Jersey into child abuse, the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, has not gained the confidence of all victims and witnesses; and calls on the relevant UK authorities, the Secretary of State for Justice, the Crown and the Privy Council, in exercise of their responsibilities and powers to ensure good governance, the rule of law and proper administration of justice in the Crown Dependencies, to empower the overarching UK inquiry into child abuse to include the Crown Dependencies.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 03.09.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 22.07.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 01.09.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.10.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 01.09.2014
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 21.07.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 01.09.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 09.09.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 13.10.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 03.09.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 01.09.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 02.09.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 22.07.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.07.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 03.09.2014
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 02.09.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 01.09.2014