Early day motion 2751

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That this House welcomes the Justice Select Committee's report into presumption of death; recognises that when a family member goes missing the pain and anguish families go through is considerable; is concerned that this emotional trauma is exacerbated by a lack of practical guidance and a legislative patchwork of bewildering complexity which leaves many families unable to maintain or resolve their missing relative's affairs; and therefore calls on the Government to accept the threefold recommendations made by the Committee to introduce a Presumption of Death Act for England and Wales, modelled on those in place in Northern Ireland and Scotland, to clarify the legal position, to introduce guardianship orders so that financial stewardship of a missing person's affairs can be established in the short term and to provide effective guidance for the families of missing people and those who provide services for them.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 28.02.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 27.02.2012
Coffey, Ann Labour Party Stockport 23.02.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.02.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 28.02.2012
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 23.02.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.02.2012
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 29.02.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.02.2012
Evans, Chris Labour Party Islwyn 23.02.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 23.02.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 23.02.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 23.02.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 01.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 23.02.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 28.02.2012
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 29.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.02.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 27.02.2012
Morris, David Conservative Party Morecambe and Lunesdale 28.02.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 28.02.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 29.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 23.02.2012
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 23.02.2012