Friday, 20 June 2014

Pressure on Cameron to investigate high level child abuse

A number of politicians have placed demands on the Home secretary to establish a committee to investigate past cases of child sex abuse, following a crowd-sourced campaign.

Liberal Democrat MP, Duncan Hames raised the matter at prime minister’s questions,  confronting David Cameron.

The current number of MPs supporting a national inquiry has increased to 40, after an additional 33 confirmed joining, bringing the total number of MP’s to just 6%.

The initial team of 7 who initially made calls for an inquiry includes; Zac Goldsmith from

Conservative Party; Tim Loughton, former children’s minister; Simon Danczuk and Tom Watson,

from Labour; John Hemming and Tessa Munt, Liberal Democrat; and Caroline Lucas of Green Party.
New members backing this call are, Craig Whittaker and Neil Carmichael, members of the education committee in the House of Common, Conservative; other Conservative MPs are Henry Smith, Jason McCartney and Douglas Carswell.

The deputy leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Naomi Long is one of the new supporters pointed out that Kincora boy’s home is one on her constituency that was involved in child sex abuse before it was closed in 1980.

Jeffery Donald revealed that the Northern Ireland executive has set up an inquiry for child sex abuse and he support the establishment of a national inquiry.

Sixteen Labour MPs are for the move, including, Andrew Gwynne, Stephen Twigg, Iain Wright, Robert Flello, Karl Turner, Richard Burden, Ian Mearns, Steve Rotherham, Jim Sheridan, Paul Flynn, Yasmin Qureshi, Emma Lewell-Buck and Stephen Pound.

Other Liberal Democrats supporting the inquiry are, Mark Williams, Paul Burstow, Annette Broke, Adrian Sanders, Stephen Gilbert and Duncan Hames.

Barry Sheerman also back the inquiry in condition that it will not involve police destructing or trawling of people’s live bailed and not charged.

George Galloway is also backing the move.

According to Exaro,who lead the Twitter campaign, Mr Hames asked: “The prime minister will have heard calls from honourable members on all sides of the house for an independent inquiry on the Hillsborough model, into organised child sexual abuse in this country. Can he truly be satisfied that current police investigations are sufficient for the public to have confidence that we are both willing and able to get to the truth?”

Cameron replied: “I think my honourable friend makes a very important point and I have looked at this carefully with ministerial colleagues because, of course, we have a series of inquiries taking place into what happened in various hospitals and care homes and indeed media organisations, and I think that it is very important that the government takes a clear view about how these are being coordinated and how the lessons are being learnt.

“If there is a need for any more overarching process to be put in place I am very happy to look at that, but I think that, at the moment, led by the home secretary and her colleagues, we do have a proper view of what is happening at all of these organisations.”

However you and I both know that if an investigation took place a large number of politicians would face criminal charges, as a result any inquiry would likely be shut down in a similar fashion to how William Hague allegedly stifled a 1997 paedophile inquiry when it became clear that a number of  high-profile figures were abusing children in collusion with care home staff. 

Please contact your MP to ask for their support for a national inquiry into organised child abuse

Current Total Number of MPs Supporting an Inquiry: 92
Following the announcement of the letter by a group of seven cross-party MPs (Conservatives Zac Goldsmith and Tim Loughton, Liberal Democrats John Hemming and Tessa Munt, Labour Tom Watson and Simon Danczuk and Green Caroline Lucas) to Home Secretary Teresa May, calling for a national inquiry into organised child abuse and questions to be answered concerning existing investigations and loss of crucial materials and evidence (see also the original article here), I would like to ask all who agree to write to their own MPs to ask them to lend their support to this call. The more MPs who support this, the greater the likelihood of it occurring, and also the greater the media attention it is likely to get. You can write to your MP using the following site – – just by entering your postcode (though if using this site, try to avoid a template letter, as it may be blocked), or if you want to simply find their name and e-mail address, go to this site – .

Tim Loughton has given an excellent interview on the need for a national inquiry, in which he also urges everyone to write to their own MPs, and makes clear that he and Zac Goldsmith intend to write to all 650 MPs themselves (but this does not make letters from constituents any less urgent). Nushra Mansuri, Professional Officer for the British Association of Social Workers, is sending out a memo to their 14 000 members urging support for the campaign and to write to their MPs. Exaro News have reproduced the original letter from the seven MPs; I would urge people also to include this with their own correspondence. I will blog soon with links and annotations to this letter to explain more about each of the cases to which they refer. Here is the letter:

Dear Home Secretary,

We are writing to ask you to set up a full, properly resourced investigation into the failure of the Police to follow the evidence in a number of historical cases of child sexual abuse.

We would ask you to set up an independent panel, similar to the Inquiry you established into the Hillsborough tragedy, with powers to demand the release of all and any material from every agency involved.

We would like such a panel to work with the many victims of child sexual abuse from local authority care, the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches and schools, including public schools, to uncover the facts in cases including the following:

a. Operation Fernbridge – Richmond: Elm Guest House and Grafton Close Children’s Home, Norbiton, Weybridge & Petersham

b. Operation Orchid – Hackney and Islington

c. The Geoffrey Dickens’ dossiers – and Monkton Street home for Mentally Handicapped Children, Lambeth

d. Sir Cyril Smith – Rochdale, including Knowl View Special School

e. HM Customs & Excise – Russell Tricker videos

f. Trafficking involving British businessmen in Amsterdam

g. Warwick Spinks – Amsterdam & Prague

h. “Jane” alleged rape by a man who went on to become a Cabinet minister

We would ask that the panel examines:

i. why detailed dossiers – such as the documents submitted to the Home Office by the late Geoffrey Dickens – have disappeared

ii. why Police surveillance videos – said to be of prominent people who have been involved in paedophile rings – have gone missing

iii. why child pornography videos seized by HM Customs & Excise have been lost or destroyed
iv. why investigations appear repeatedly to have been stalled or abandoned over the last thirty years
We look forward to an early response

Yours sincerely

[original seven MPs]

It is also worth noting that in November 2012, Tim Loughton published an open letter to David Cameron (a longer document worth reading in full) which included the following:

I believe the time has come to set up an overarching inquiry into what went wrong across a whole range of institutions. It is something I first mooted some time ago when I warned that the Savile revelations only represent the ‘tip of the iceberg.’ Without this, I fear we risk a substantial number of inquiries across the police, the BBC, the heath service, the church and so on, overlapping in many of their findings and circumstances, but reporting incrementally at various intervals over coming months and years.

The purpose of such an overarching inquiry must include at least the following:

To investigate thoroughly what went wrong with child protection in the 1960s-1980s effectively up to the advent of the watershed 1989 Children Act. To see what institutions were implicated; was it an institutionalised problem based on ignorance, incompetence or complicity and whether everything reasonable has been done to bring wrongdoers to book subsequently?

To make sure that victims have been able to have their say, confident that their stories are at last being taken seriously and to investigate what were the barriers to this happening in the first place, and of course to offer them some form of closure.

To make sure that current child protection procedures are fit for purpose in the 21st century and that every institution which has regular contact with children and young people has in place robust protocols for child protection currently which manifestly show how very much more difficult it is now for the kind of abuse that happened previously in that institution or parallel ones to be repeated. The work that we instituted in the Department from 2010 through Munro, the Child Sexual Exploitation Action Plan and indeed with UKCCIS and the online angle that was obviously not an issue pre-1990’s must all feed into this.

Also in the same month, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper called for a single national investigation into abuse allegations, saying that this should look into ‘previous historical cases and inquiries, not just the ones that have been in the news’, as well as:

‘The new criminal investigation into child abuse in North Wales is vital. But the police must be able to range more widely beyond North Wales to follow any evidence.

“The government needs to set up a single overarching inquiry to draw together the confusing myriad of investigations now underway into institutional failures over child abuse.’

Ms Cooper has not yet made a statement about the current call for an inquiry, but one should hope that she will give it full backing as will the Labour leadership.

Below I include a template for a letter, based on part of that which I have sent to my own MP Jeremy Corbyn (Labour, Islington North) (my own letter also included some specific material about work as a campaigner, and about Islington). You may want to send something else entirely, this is just one suggestion for the type of letter. It is especially important to ask your MP that if they do not support this call for an inquiry, to give their reasons. You can also tweet your MP to ask them if on Twitter – to find their Twitter ID, see the list in the comments below, and tweet something like ‘@jeremycorbyn Will you support these [X - current number] of MPs’ call for a national inquiry into organised child abuse? ‘ .

Once again, please do let me know any answers (my own Twitter ID is @ian_pace ).

I would be immensely grateful if you could contact me ( ) if you get a reply, to indicate its content, or if you have received no reply within one month of sending your query. I will keep a list on this blog of all sympathetic MPs, and with permission will reproduce replies. Exaro News , who have been the leading organisation pursuing these stories, are also interested in all responses from MPs to this, and I will naturally be drawing their attention to the list as it progresses.
Naturally, some may be sceptical about some of the claims about widespread abuse, or believe that much has been overplayed by internet conspiracy theorists. I have put together at the bottom of this blog a small sample of important articles looking at the scale of the issue, all either published or drawing entirely upon published sources. I will also continue to list other media coverage of this story here.

Jason Beattie, ‘MPs demand inquiry into historic claims of child sex abuse by Cabinet Ministers’, Daily Mirror, June 4th, 2014.

Amy Dyduch, ‘Zac Goldsmith calls for inquiry into child abuse “cover-ups” by local authorities’, Richmond and Twickenham Times, June 9th, 2014.

Joe Murphy, ‘MPs urge Theresa May to open inquiry into sex abuse claims at London children’s homes’, London Evening Standard, June 9th, 2014.

Draft Letter

Dear [....],

I am writing to you as a constituent to express my grave concerns about the issue of widespread organised abuse of children, in the hope that you will be prepared to support calls for a national inquiry on this subject. Almost every week brings new revelations of horrifying abuse – in children’s homes all over the country, in hundreds of private and state schools, in the Catholic Church, in the Church of England, in the entertainment industry, in the classical music world, and even involving some senior politicians. There has been much evidence to suggest that abuse in different places is linked through networks of abusers, and the complexities of the allegations can only be addressed on a national basis.

Recently a group of seven MPs – Conservatives Zac Goldsmith and Tim Loughton, Liberal Democrats John Hemming and Tessa Munt, Labour Tom Watson and Simon Danczuk, and Green Party Caroline Lucas – have collectively written to Home Secretary Theresa May to express their concern about how investigation of many of these allegations has been slow and seemingly obstructed, with files, videos and other materials going missing, and reluctance on the part of police and other agencies to investigate allegations seriously. Some of these MPs have gone so far as to suggest the sinister possibility that there may have been cover-ups to protect some high-profile individuals. This is detailed in the following article – .

These MPs suggest an inquiry on the model of that conducted into the 1989 disaster at Hillsborough. I am asking you to let me know if you are prepared to support them in this call, and if you would thus be prepared to make public such support? I would respect your decision if you think otherwise, but would be very grateful if you could let me know your reasons.
Yours sincerely,

Supporters of an Inquiry

(The original group of seven MPs who initiated this are italicised). There are some small discrepancies between this list and that maintained by Exaro News, due to different criteria employed as to whether an MP has definitively declared their support or not. I try to point these out where necessary.

Conservatives: 21
Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park)
Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham)

Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West)
Robert Buckland (South Swindon)
Neil Carmichael (Stroud)
Douglas Carswell (Clacton)
Tracey Crouch (Chatham and Aylesforth)
Nick de Bois (Enfield North)
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire)
Richard Drax (South Dorset)
George Freeman (Mid Norfolk)
Mark Garnier (Wyre Forest)
Charlotte Leslie (Bristol North West)
Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke)
Sir Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire)
Jason McCartney (Colne Valley)
Paul Maynard (Blackpool North and Cleveleys)
Caroline Nokes (Romsey and Southampton North)
Henry Smith (Crawley)
Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley)

Exaro are also reporting Gordon Henderson as a supporter (saying he has indicated that to Tim Loughton), but I have been forwarded a generic reply from a constituent (reproduced below), dated 17/6/14; this constituent has since re-written to Henderson and I will update this blog if any further reply is received.

Liberal Democrats: 13
John Hemming (Birmingham Yardley)
Tessa Munt (Wells)

Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole)
Paul Burstow (Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park)
Stephen Gilbert (St Austell and Newquay)
Duncan Hames (Chippenham) (PPS to Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg)
Julian Huppert (Cambridge)
John Leech (Manchester Withington)
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West)
Adrian Sanders (Torbay)
Ian Swales (Redcar)
Mike Thornton (Eastleigh)
Mark Williams (Ceredigion)
Labour: 48
Tom Watson (West Bromwich East)
Simon Danczuk (Rochdale)

Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth)
Lyn Brown (West Ham)
Karen Buck (Westminster North, PPS to Ed Miliband)
Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield)
Martin Caton (Gower)
Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran)
John Cryer (Leyton and Wanstead)
Jim Cunningham (Coventry South)
Geraint Davies (Swansea West)
Michael Dugher (Barnsley East)
Natascha Engel (North-East Derbyshire)
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Limehouse)
Rob Flello (Stoke on Trent South)
Paul Flynn (Newport West)
Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield)
Mary Glindon (North Tyneside)
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton North)
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish)
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields)
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East)
Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne North)
Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham Perry Barr)
Ian Mearns (Gateshead)
Grahame Morris (Easington)
Lisa Nandy (Wigan)
Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
Albert Owen (Ynys Mõn)
Teresa Pearce (Erith & Thamesmead)
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield)
Stephen Pound (Ealing North)
Yasmin Qureshi (Bolton South East)
Steve Reed (Croydon North)
Steve Rotherham (Liverpool Walton)
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes)
Andy Sawford (Corbyn and East Northamptonshire)
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth Moor View)
Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield)
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
Gavin Shuker (Luton South)
Gisela Stuart (Birmingham Edgbaston)
Mark Tami (Alyn and Deeside)
Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East)
Derek Twigg (Halton)
Stephen Twigg (Liverpool West Derby)
Iain Wright (Hartlepool)

Exaro are not listing Lisa Nandy’s name on grounds that the Labour frontbench have to make a collective decision. I received confirmation by e-mail from Nandy on 17/6/14, and permission to quote the comment given below, and as there has been no response to two e-mails asking if her position has changed, I will keep this name on the list unless I hear from her office of a change of position.

Green: 1
Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion)
Respect: 1
George Galloway (Bradford West)
Democratic Unionist Party: 5 (Northern Ireland)
Nigel Dodds (Belfast North)
Jeffrey Donaldson (Lagan Valley)
Dr William McCrea (Antrim South)
Ian Paisley Jr (North Antrim)
Jim Shannon (Strangford)
Social Democratic and Labour Party: 2 (Northern Ireland)
Mark Durkan (Foyle)
Margaret Ritchie (South Down)
Alliance: 1 (Northern Ireland)
Naomi Long (Belfast East)
Other supporters, not sitting MPs
Alan Hazelhurst (UKIP Parliamentary candidate for Wakefield)
Tony McNulty (former Labour MP for Harrow East)
Mike Parker (Plaid Cymru candidate for Ceredigion at 2015 election)
Peter Tatchell (former Green Party parliamentary candidate, Oxford East)

Comments from Supporters

Zac Goldsmith: ‘We now know of many cases of child abuse that went uninvestigated for far too long, not least relating to Jimmy Savile. But we also know that countless questions remain unanswered, and they must be – in full. The government should establish – and properly resource – an independent inquiry so that a line can be drawn, once and for all.’;

‘Very serious questions around Elm Guest House in Barnes have gone unanswered for so long that many have simply concluded that the authorities aren’t interested in uncovering answers. The same seems to be true of other inquiries into child sex abuse at institutions across the country. If it wants to draw a line and move on, the Government must establish a defining, properly resourced and all-encompassing inquiry, in which victims and the public can have confidence’.

Tim Loughton: ‘Virtually every week, the public is bombarded with new stories about sexual abuse of children coming to light, yet they stretch as far back as the 1960s. Few areas have been left untouched with increasingly alarming stories involving schools, churches, care homes, entertainment, sport and of course politicians and celebrities. Most alarming is a consistent theme of the reluctance or, more worringly, seeming complicity of police and other agencies to investigate the allegations seriously, and pursue the perpetrators rigorously. Documents go missing and investigations are curtailed with a chilling frequency, and that now threatens a serious undermining of the public’s confidence in our current child-protection system despite all the progress that has undoubtedly been made in recent years’.

Robert Buckland: ‘I think that an inquiry could be of real value, but the terms of reference need to be carefully considered first. Many victims have been used to getting their expectations raised, and then being let down. Before any inquiry is set up, there needs to be agreement and understanding as to the desired outcomes. I firmly believe that, wherever possible, criminal prosecution is the preferable means of redress, but the case of Savile is clearly one that cannot be covered by such an option…

Sometimes we vest too much into judicial inquiries. They are not a panacea for all ills, sadly. My instinctive support for the victims makes me supportive of this sort of pressure, however.’
Neil Carmichael: ‘child care is a top concern of @CommonsEd & I am happy to promote a wider inquiry into child abuse’.

Tracey Crouch: ‘I do agree with the sentiment behind the call for such an inquiry. My mother was a social worker and I do very much appreciate the importance of this issue – I will therefore speak with my colleagues, asking to be kept informed of any updates regarding their letter’.

Nick de Bois: ‘I have read the arguments put forward and very happy to add my name to this important campaign’.

Jason McCartney: ‘I do support a full inquiry into historical child abuse that was not properly investigated at the time’.

Henry Smith: ‘I support independent inquiries into child abuse particularly in light of the horrendous discoveries recently’.

John Hemming: ‘The whole area is still not in any way properly accountable or subject to independent checks. The sagas with Kincora and Cyril Smith do seem to have a pattern of similarities that needs a proper independent investigation. Our system, however, is very tolerant of misconduct in public office’.

Paul Burstow: ‘I support the need for an inquiry’.

Julian Huppert: ‘Happy to support it’.

John Leech: ‘Support national inquiry into child abuse. Too many mistakes too often’.

Sir Peter Luff: ‘Yes I certainly do; this systematic failure to protect the vulnerable must be investigated’.

Greg Mulholland: ‘Yes happy to support this’.

Adrian Sanders: ‘Very happy to support’.

Mark Williams: ‘I support an enquiry in principle’.

Tom Watson: ‘There is a growing consensus among MPs of all political parties that the party leaders should agree to resource adequately searching investigations into historical allegations of child sexual abuse. The failure to act needs to be urgently addressed, and there is a belief that much more needs to be done to uncover what has happened in previous investigations’;

‘I deeply admire Zac Goldsmith adding his weight to this important issue. The fact that we now have a cross-party coalition asking for a national investigation makes it very hard for the police and ministers to ignore’; ‘They [the police] are very dedicated and hardworking but I now believe they are chronically under-resourced and have not got the capacity to deal with the weight and volume of allegations made’.

Simon Danczuk: ‘I am pleased that we have politicians from across the political divide who are coming together to try to get to the bottom of what is a murky and nasty abuse of power. As we have seen from the story that we told about Cyril Smith, there was a network at the highest level that was out to protect him at every turn. We now need the home secretary to step up to the mark and instigate an investigation that leaves no stone unturned. I look forward to seeing what her response is’.
Karen Buck: ‘Agree we do need a proper over-arching inquiry’.

Richard Burden: ‘I have spoken to @tom_watson; support the efforts he & others are making to get to the truth about organised child abuse’.

Katy Clark: ‘I agree with the call for a national inquiry and happy to support the campaign to achieve this’.

John Cryer: ‘I agree with you [constituent] and the MPs asking for this inquiry, so I have written to the Home Office and will write to you again when I have a reply’.

Geraint Davies: ‘I support a national independent inquiry into past & present organised child abuse in public & private institutions’.

Tom Greatrex ‘… in principle yes [to support of an inquiry] although precise scope and remit of inquiry needs to be established in detail before giving final view.

Emma Lewell-Buck: ‘Crimes of child sexual abuse are often hidden, yet they are profoundly damaging. I am wholeheartedly in support of a national enquiry. Victims should be heard and those responsible held to account.’

Catherine McKinnell: ‘Yes, after appalling constituency case-need overarching one drawing all others together ensuring we really do learn from past’.

Khalid Mahmood: ‘There is a real need for this so that people who suffered a life of torment can have a proper resolution. There is also a policing issue where it appears that some people are treated as ‘off limits’ by the police because of their high-profile personalities and stardom’.

Lisa Nandy: ‘I called on the Government to set up an overarching inquiry last year, and I still hold that view’.

Albert Owen: ‘I support the campaign for an independent national inquiry into child abuse. I will work with parliamentary colleagues and others’.

Toby Perkins: ‘Happy to support the call for enquiry into historic child abuse cases, have remained hidden for too long’.

Yasmin Qureshi: ‘I have been arguing for long time about how much sexual abuse there is within home and institutions’; ‘In my previous life I saw so much abuse of the young, sexual and physical. Made me cry’.

Steve Reed: ‘I support having an inquiry yes, but there needs to be discussion over the scope so it’s powerful enough . . . it’s what Yvette called for 18 months ago, an overarching inquiry into all the abuse scandals . . . with the proviso that it’s in line with Yvette’s call in Nov 2012 for overarching inquiry . . . there are many victims’ advocacy groups that are supported by ppl who were abused . . .

pls note I’m not supporting any particular remit until it’s been discussed with charities etc’.
Steve Rotherham: ‘Worked behind the scenes with Tom Watson on the issue, so happy to support an independent inquiry’.

Andy Sawford: ‘ My view is that the time is right for a properly structured inquiry that draws together fragmented investigations into institutions throughout the country. The scale of Jimmy Savile’s abuse should be a wake-up call to everyone. The Home Secretary should step in and establish an overarching inquiry led by child protection experts so we can make sure vulnerable young people are listened to and better protected from these horrible crimes’. (See Sawford’s blog post on the subject)
Barry Sheerman: ‘Yes as long as it doesn’t involve police trawling or destruction of people’s lives bailed but not charged!’

Jim Sheridan: ‘I am happy to support and I will do what I can to help the campaign’.
Gavin Shuker: ‘I’m supportive. Thanks’.
Gisela Stuart: ‘You may add me to the list’.
Karl Turner: ‘happy to support absolutely’
Stephen Twigg: ‘please keep in touch about the campaign; thank you for contacting me’.
Ian Wright: ‘I fully support the idea of a full independent and open inquiry into child abuse’.
Jim Shannon: ‘I am keen to have answers. Those who have been abused deserve to have those who were involved exposed for what they have done’.
Naomi Long: ‘I do support such an inquiry. The Kincora Boys’ Home was in my own constituency’.


Liberal Democrats

‘Not Yet’ (have not ruled out future support for an inquiry, but not supporting one yet)

David Cameron (Prime Minister, Witney)
Simon Burns (Chelmsford)
Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green)
Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey)
Gareth Johnson (Dartford)
Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire)
Mark Prisk (Hertford and Stortford)
Alok Sharma (Reading West)
Liberal Democrats
Norman Baker (Lewes) (on the basis of a meeting with Peter McKelvie and Liz Davies – further clarification to follow)
Sarah Champion (Rotherham)
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury)

No Reply to Query

John Redwood (Wokingham)
Liberal Democrats

Undecided Yet

Liberal Democrats

Comments from Others

The Crime Prevention Minister, Liberal Democrat Norman Baker was not yet prepared to commit, quoted in the Richmond and Twickenham Times as saying: ‘There are a number of inquiries taking place into historic child sex abuse cases, including criminal investigations. It is important we allow these to run their course before taking further action’.

Sarah Champion: ‘I completely support the motivation and rationalisation for your inquiry but, as it stands, it is too broad. I would be happy to work with you to refine the wording so that the inquiry would have a better chance of uncovering the perpetrators of this vile crime and preventing it from happening in the future.’

Emily Thornberry: [To constituent, written letter dated 11/6/14, received 19/6/14] ‘Thank you for your email about the investigation into allegations of child abuse. I note that concerns over this investigation have been brought to the attention of the Home Secretary on more than one occasion, and I have drawn your email to her attention.

I enclose a copy of my letter, and I will be back in touch as soon as I receive a reply’
[Letter to Home Secretary from Emily Thornberry, 11/6/14: 'X has recently contacted me about the call for an inquiry into the investigation of allegations relating to the organised abuse of children. I enclose a copy of his email.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this call for an inquiry, and I would appreciate any information you are able to provide about the steps being taken to ensure that this investigation is effective and complete.

Thank you for your help in this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.]

Response from constituent to this communication from Thornberry: ‘For what ever reason, she has declined to acknowledge the contents of my email properly, specifically ‘My grave concerns about the issue of widespread organised abuse of children, in the hope that you will be prepared to support calls for a national inquiry into the subject”

Alok Sharma: ‘There are a number of inquiries taking place into child abuse cases, including criminal investigations. It is important we allow these to run their course before taking further action’.

Gareth Johnson: ‘I appreciate your concern about this issue. Child abuse is an abhorrent crime, no matter when, or where, it occurs. It is important that the Government is committed to tackling it, in whatever form it takes.

Both the historical cases of child abuse and recent cases of organised sexual exploitation raise a number of important issues for the Government, social services, the police, the criminal justice system and others. It is important that we learn lessons from these reviews of historic child abuse cases. That is why the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, Damian Green, is leading a National Group which will work across government to urgently address any missed opportunities to protect children and vulnerable people.

There are a number of inquires taking place into historic child sex abuse cases, including criminal investigations. It is important we allow these to run their course before taking further action.’
Andrew Lansley: ‘I do appreciate your concern about this important issue. Child abuse is an abhorrent crime, no matter when, or where, it occurs. I can assure you that the Government is committed to tackling it, in whatever form it takes.

Historical cases of child abuse and recent cases of organised sexual exploitation raise a number of important issues for the Government, social services, the police, the criminal justice system and others. That is why the Prime Minister has asked Damian Green, Home Office Policing and Criminal Justice Minister, to lead Ministers across Government and a new national group to address urgently the missed opportunities to protect vulnerable children.

The Sexual Violence Against Children and Vulnerable People national group is a panel of experts brought together by the Home Office to co-ordinate and implement the lessons from recent inquiries into historic sexual abuse and current sexual violence prevention issues. It will work to improve cross Government delivery, identify problems and solutions and act swiftly to resolve them.’

Mike Freer: ‘Child abuse is an abhorrent crime, no matter when, or where, it occurs. It is important that the Government is committed to tackling it, in whatever form it takes.

Both the historical cases of child abuse and recent cases of organised sexual exploitation raise a number of important issues for the Government, social services, the police, the criminal justice system and others. It is important that we learn lessons from these reviews of historic child abuse cases. That is why the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, Damian Green, is leading a National Group which will work across government to urgently address any missed opportunities to protect children and vulnerable people.

There are a number of inquiries taking place into historic child sex abuse cases, including criminal investigations. It is important we allow these to run their course before taking further action.

I join the Government in urging anyone with concerns or information to report them to the police. I am glad that the Government has made clear that if anyone has concerns about police handling of such complaints they should report them to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It is important that these authorities act on the information provided to them.’

+ (second communication) ‘There is a longstanding practice that overarching inquiries are not undertaken whilst existing inquiries – which may result in criminal prosecutions. This has been respected so as not to jeopardise any prosecutions. The most important thing for any victim is surely to see perpetrators prosecuted.’

Mark Prisk: ‘It is important that the Government is committed to tackling it, in whatever form it takes. Damian Green is leading a National Group which will work across government to urgently address any missed opportunities to protect children and vulnerable people’.

Gordon Henderson (17/6/14): said [according to a constituent] that he appreciated my [constituent's] concern about the issue.that it was an abhorrent crime. That he was confident the government is committed to tackling it and was not aware of any cover up by the current government. He said:

“Both the historical cases of child abuse and recent cases of organised sexual exploitation raise a number of important issues for the government, social services, the police, the criminal justice system and others. It is important that we learn lessons from these reviews of historic child abuse cases. That is why the minister for policing and criminal justice Damian Green is leading a national group which will work across government to urgently address any missed opportunities to protect children and vulnerable people. There are a number of inquiries taking place into historic child sex abuse cases, including criminal investigations. It is important we allow these to run their course before taking further action. I join the government in urging anyone with concerns or information to report them to the police. I am glad that the government has made clear that if anyone has concerns about police handling of such complaints they should report them to the Independent Police Complaints Commission . It is important that these authorities act on the information provided to them.”

(I am keeping another blog post with the standardised template responses such as some of those above)

Questions in the House of Commons

Tim Loughton (Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham): The Leader of the House may be aware that together with our hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) and five other colleagues across the Chamber, I have written to the Home Secretary to ask for an independent inquiry into historic child abuse. That call has already been taken up by more than 70 hon. Members from across the House. Given that new stories emerge almost daily of grotesque abuse of children going back to the ’60s, does the Leader of the House agree that it is time that such an inquiry was held, and will he give time for a debate in the House to set the scene for it?

Mr Andrew Lansley (Conservative, Leader of the House of Commons): My hon. Friend has done important work on tackling those issues. He will be aware of the range of inquiries that have taken place, some of which, I hope, are approaching a conclusion. As the Prime Minister has said and recently reiterated to the House, we have not been persuaded of the case for an overarching inquiry; indeed, we feel that there is a significant risk that such an inquiry might impede and delay the resolution of some of the issues in the separate inquiries that are taking place. As the Prime Minister rightly said, however, he will continue actively to keep the question under review.

The following exchange took place at the House of Commons on June 11th, 2014:
Mr Duncan Hames (Liberal Democrat, Chippenham): Mr Speaker, the Prime Minister will have heard calls from Honourable Members on all sides of this House for an independent inquiry on the Hillsborough model into organised child sexual abuse in this country. Can he truly be satisfied that current police investigations are sufficient for the public to have confidence that we are both willing and able to get to the truth?

The Right Hon David Cameron (Prime Minister): I think my Honourable Friend makes a very important point and I have looked at this carefully with Ministerial colleagues, because of course we have a series of inquiries taking place into what happened in various hospitals and care homes and indeed media organisations, and I think it’s very important that Government keeps a clear view about how these are being co-ordinated and how the lessons are being learned. If there is a need for any more over-arching process to be put in place, I’m very happy to look at that, but at the moment, I think led by the Home Secretary and her colleagues, we do have a proper view of what’s happening at all these organisations

MPs twitter and email list – Campbell, Alan (Labour) Tynemouth  – Beith, Alan (Liberal Democrat) Berwick-upon-Tweed
@HackneyAbbott – Abbott, Diane (Labour) Hackney North and Stoke Newington
@Debbie_abrahams – Abrahams, Debbie (Labour) Oldham East and Saddleworth
@nigel4selby – Adams, Nigel (Conservative) Selby and Ainsty
@AdamAfriyie – Afriyie, Adam (Conservative) Windsor
@BobAinsworthMP – Ainsworth, Bob (Labour) Coventry North East
@peter_aldous – Aldous, Peter (Conservative) Waveney
@dannyalexander – Alexander, Danny (Liberal Democrat) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch, Strathspey
@DAlexanderMP – Alexander, Douglas (Labour) Paisley and Renfrewshire South
@heidi_mp – Alexander, Heidi (Labour) Lewisham East
@rushanaraali – Ali, Rushanara (Labour) Bethnal Green and Bow
@GrahamAllenMP – Allen, Graham (Labour) Nottingham North – Amess, David (Conservative) Southend West
@DavidAndersonSK – Anderson, David (Labour) Blaydon
@StuartAndrewMP – Andrew, Stuart (Conservative) Pudsey – Arbuthnot, James (Conservative) North East Hampshire
@JonAshworth – Ashworth, Jonathan (Labour) Leicester South
@IanAustinMP – Austin, Ian (Labour) Dudley North – Bacon, Richard (Conservative) South Norfolk
@Adrian_Bailey – Bailey, Adrian (Labour (Co-op)) West Bromwich West
@William_Bain – Bain, William (Labour) Glasgow North East
@NormanBakerMP – Baker, Norman (Liberal Democrat) Lewes
@SteveBakerMP – Baker, Steve (Conservative) Wycombe
@TonyBaldry – Baldry, Tony (Conservative) Banbury
@HBaldwinMP – Baldwin, Harriett (Conservative) West Worcestershire
@edballsmp – Balls, Ed (Labour (Co-op)) Morley and Outwood
@GordonBanksMP – Banks, Gordon (Labour) Ochil and South Perthshire
@SteveBarclayMP – Barclay, Stephen (Conservative) North East Cambridgeshire
@GregBarkerMP – Barker, Gregory (Conservative) Bexhill and Battle – Baron, John (Conservative) Basildon and Billericay – Barron, Kevin (Labour) Rother Valley
@GavinBarwellMP – Barwell, Gavin (Conservative) Croydon Central – Bayley, Hugh (Labour) York Central
@GutoBebb – Bebb, Guto (Conservative) Aberconwy – Beckett, Margaret (Labour) Derby South
@annebegg – Begg, Anne (Labour) Aberdeen South – Bellingham, Henry (Conservative) North West Norfolk
@hilarybennmp – Benn, Hilary (Labour) Leeds Central
@joebentonmp – Benton, Joe (Labour) Bootle
@RichardBenyonMP – Benyon, Richard (Conservative) Newbury
@Mr_speaker_uk – Bercow, John (Speaker) Buckingham
@PaulBeresfordMP – Beresford, Paul (Conservative) Mole Valley
@lucianaberger – Berger, Luciana (Labour (Co-op)) Liverpool, Wavertree
@JakeBerryMP – Berry, Jake (Conservative) Rossendale and Darwen
@CliveBettsMP – Betts, Clive (Labour) Sheffield South East
@AndrewBridgenMP @HighPeakAndrew – Bingham, Andrew (Conservative) High Peak – Binley, Brian (Conservative) Northampton South
@GBirtwistle_MP – Birtwistle, Gordon (Liberal Democrat) Burnley
@BobBlackmanMP – Blackman, Bob (Conservative) Harrow East
@robertabwMP – Blackman-Woods, Roberta (Labour) City of Durham
@nicolablackwood – Blackwood, Nicola (Conservative) Oxford West and Abingdon
@HazelBlearsMP – Blears, Hazel (Labour) Salford and Eccles
@TomBlenkinsop – Blenkinsop, Tom (Labour) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
@PaulBlomfieldMP – Blomfield, Paul (Labour) Sheffield Central
@DavidBlunkettMP – Blunkett, David (Labour) Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
@crispinbluntmp – Blunt, Crispin (Conservative) Reigate
@NickBolesMP – Boles, Nick (Conservative) Grantham and Stamford
@PeterBoneMP – Bone, Peter (Conservative) Wellingborough
@PBottomleyMP – Bottomley, Peter (Conservative) Worthing West
@karen__bradley – Bradley, Karen (Conservative) Staffordshire Moorlands
@BenPBradshaw – Bradshaw, Ben (Labour) Exeter
@grahambradymp – Brady, Graham (Conservative) Altrincham and Sale West
@thomasbrake – Brake, Tom (Liberal Democrat) Carshalton and Wallington
@AngieBrayMP – Bray, Angie (Conservative) Ealing Central and Acton – Brazier, Julian (Conservative) Canterbury
@KevinBrennanMP – Brennan, Kevin (Labour) Cardiff West
@AndrewBridgenMP – Bridgen, Andrew (Conservative) North West Leicestershire
@sbrine – Brine, Steve (Conservative) Winchester
@JBrokenshire – Brokenshire, James (Conservative) Old Bexley and Sidcup
AYE: @Annette4MDNP – Brooke, Annette (Liberal Democrat) Mid Dorset and North Poole
@OfficeGSBrown – Brown, Gordon (Labour) Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
@lynbrownmp – Brown, Lyn (Labour) West Ham – Brown, Nicholas (Labour) Newcastle upon Tyne East
@russellbrownmp – Brown, Russell (Labour) Dumfries and Galloway – Browne, Jeremy (Liberal Democrat) Taunton Deane – Bruce, Fiona (Conservative) Congleton
@malcolmbruce – Bruce, Malcolm (Liberal Democrat) Gordon
@ChrisBryantMP – Bryant, Chris (Labour) Rhondda
@KarenBuckMP – Buck, Karen (Labour) Westminster North
@RobertBuckland – Buckland, Robert (Conservative) South Swindon
@RichardBurdenMP – Burden, Richard (Labour) Birmingham, Northfield
@AidanBurleyMP – Burley, Aidan (Conservative) Cannock Chase
@leighmp – Burnham, Andy (Labour) Leigh
@Conor_BurnsMP – Burns, Conor (Conservative) Bournemouth West
@SimonBurnsMP_DT – Burns, Simon (Conservative) Chelmsford
@davidburrowesmp – Burrowes, David (Conservative) Enfield, Southgate
@PaulBurstow – Burstow, Paul (Liberal Democrat) Sutton and Cheam
@AlistairBurtMP – Burt, Alistair (Conservative) North East Bedfordshire
@LorelyBurt – Burt, Lorely (Liberal Democrat) Solihull
@danielbyles – Byles, Dan (Conservative) North Warwickshire
@LiamByrneMP – Byrne, Liam (Labour) Birmingham, Hodge Hill
@vincecable – Cable, Vince (Liberal Democrat) Twickenham
@AlunCairns – Cairns, Alun (Conservative) Vale of Glamorgan
@David_Cameron – Cameron, David (Conservative) Witney – Campbell, Gregory (Democratic Unionist) East Londonderry
@MingCampbellMP – Campbell, Menzies (Liberal Democrat) North East Fife – Campbell, Ronnie (Labour) Blyth Valley
@acarmichaelmp – Carmichael, Alistair (Liberal Democrat) Orkney and Shetland
AYE: @neil_mp – Carmichael, Neil (Conservative) Stroud
@DouglasCarswell – Carswell, Douglas (Conservative) Clacton
@BillCashMP – Cash, William (Conservative) Stone – Caton, Martin (Labour) Gower
@SarahChampionMP – Champion, Sarah (Labour) Rotherham
@JennyChapman – Chapman, Jenny (Labour) Darlington – Chishti, Rehman (Conservative) Gillingham and Rainham – Chope, Christopher (Conservative) Christchurch – Clappison, James (Conservative) Hertsmere
@gregclarkmp – Clark, Greg (Conservative) Tunbridge Wells
@KatyClarkMP – Clark, Katy (Labour) North Ayrshire and Arran
@KenClarkeMP – Clarke, Kenneth (Conservative) Rushcliffe – Clarke, Tom (Labour) Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
@nick_clegg – Clegg, Nick (Liberal Democrat) Sheffield, Hallam – Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey (Conservative) The Cotswolds
@AnnClwyd – Clwyd, Ann (Labour) Cynon Valley
@Vernon_CoakerMP – Coaker, Vernon (Labour) Gedling
@anncoffey_mp – Coffey, Ann (Labour) Stockport
@theresecoffey – Coffey, Thérèse (Conservative) Suffolk Coastal
@DamianCollins – Collins, Damian (Conservative) Folkestone and Hythe
@olivercolvile – Colvile, Oliver (Conservative) Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport – Connarty, Michael (Labour) Linlithgow and East Falkirk
@rosie4westlancs – Cooper, Rosie (Labour) West Lancashire
@YvetteCooperMP – Cooper, Yvette (Labour) Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
@jeremycorbyn – Corbyn, Jeremy (Labour) Islington North
@Geoffrey_Cox – Cox, Geoffrey (Conservative) Torridge and West Devon
@SCrabbMP – Crabb, Stephen (Conservative) Preseli Pembrokeshire
@davidcrausbymp – Crausby, David (Labour) Bolton North East
@marycreagh_mp – Creagh, Mary (Labour) Wakefield
@stellacreasy – Creasy, Stella (Labour (Co-op)) Walthamstow
@CrockartMP – Crockart, Mike (Liberal Democrat) Edinburgh West
@tracey_crouch – Crouch, Tracey (Conservative) Chatham and Aylesford
@JonCruddasMP – Cruddas, Jon (Labour) Dagenham and Rainham – Cryer, John (Labour) Leyton and Wanstead
@ACunninghamMP – Cunningham, Alex (Labour) Stockton North – Cunningham, Jim (Labour) Coventry South
@tcunninghammp – Cunningham, Tony (Labour) Workington
@Margaret_Curran – Curran, Margaret (Labour) Glasgow East
@NicDakinMP – Dakin, Nic (Labour) Scunthorpe
AYE [MAG7]: @SimonDanczuk – Danczuk, Simon (Labour) Rochdale
@A_DarlingMP – Darling, Alistair (Labour) Edinburgh South West
@eddaveykands – Davey, Edward (Liberal Democrat) Kingston and Surbiton
@WayneDavidMP – David, Wayne (Labour) Caerphilly
@IanDavidsonMP – Davidson, Ian (Labour (Co-op)) Glasgow South West
@davidtcdavies – Davies, David T. C. (Conservative) Monmouth
@GeraintDaviesMP – Davies, Geraint (Labour (Co-op)) Swansea West
@GlynDaviesMP – Davies, Glyn (Conservative) Montgomeryshire
@PhilipDaviesMP @PhilipDavies422 – Davies, Philip (Conservative) Shipley – Davis, David (Conservative) Haltemprice and Howden
@nickdebois – de Bois, Nick (Conservative) Enfield North
@GloriaDePieroMP – De Piero, Gloria (Labour) Ashfield
@JohnDenhamMP – Denham, John (Labour) Southampton, Itchen
@cj_dinenage – Dinenage, Caroline (Conservative) Gosport
@JDjanogly – Djanogly, Jonathan (Conservative) Huntingdon
@jimdobbinmp – Dobbin, Jim (Labour (Co-op)) Heywood and Middleton – Dobson, Frank (Labour) Holborn and St Pancras
@Thomas_Docherty – Docherty, Thomas (Labour) Dunfermline and West Fife
@NigelDoddsMP – Dodds, Nigel (Democratic Unionist) Belfast North – Doherty, Pat (Sinn Fein) West Tyrone
@J_Donaldson_MP – Donaldson, Jeffrey M. (Democratic Unionist) Lagan Valley – Donohoe, Brian H. (Labour) Central Ayrshire – Doran, Frank (Labour) Aberdeen North – Dorrell, Stephen (Conservative) Charnwood
@NadineDorriesMP – Dorries, Nadine (Conservative) Mid Bedfordshire
@SDoughtyMP – Doughty, Stephen (Labour (Co-op)) Cardiff South and Penarth – Dowd, Jim (Labour) Lewisham West and Penge
@GemmaWDMP – Doyle, Gemma (Labour (Co-op)) West Dunbartonshire
@JackieDP – Doyle-Price, Jackie (Conservative) Thurrock
@RichardDrax_MP – Drax, Richard (Conservative) South Dorset
@JackDromeyMP – Dromey, Jack (Labour) Birmingham, Erdington
@JamesDuddridge – Duddridge, James (Conservative) Rochford and Southend East
@MichaelDugherMP – Dugher, Michael (Labour) Barnsley East
@AlanDuncanMP – Duncan, Alan (Conservative) Rutland and Melton
@IDS_MP – Duncan Smith, Iain (Conservative) Chingford and Woodford Green
@PhilipDunneMP – Dunne, Philip (Conservative) Ludlow
@markdurkan – Durkan, Mark (Social Democratic & Labour Party) Foyle
@angelaeagle – Eagle, Angela (Labour) Wallasey
@meaglemp – Eagle, Maria (Labour) Garston and Halewood
@JonathanPlaid – Edwards, Jonathan (Plaid Cymru) Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
@CliveEfford – Efford, Clive (Labour) Eltham
@JulieElliottMP – Elliott, Julie (Labour) Sunderland Central
@Michael_Ellis1 – Ellis, Michael (Conservative) Northampton North
@janeellisonmp – Ellison, Jane (Conservative) Battersea
@LouiseEllman – Ellman, Louise (Labour (Co-op)) Liverpool, Riverside
@TobiasEllwoodMP – Ellwood, Tobias (Conservative) Bournemouth East
@CharlieElphicke – Elphicke, Charlie (Conservative) Dover
@nengelmp – Engel, Natascha (Labour) North East Derbyshire
@BillEstersonMP – Esterson, Bill (Labour) Sefton Central – Eustice, George (Conservative) Camborne and Redruth – Evans, Chris (Labour (Co-op)) Islwyn
@GrahamEvansMP – Evans, Graham (Conservative) Weaver Vale
@JonathanEvansMP – Evans, Jonathan (Conservative) Cardiff North
@nigelevansmp – Evans, Nigel (Conservative) Ribble Valley
@DavidEvennett – Evennett, David (Conservative) Bexleyheath and Crayford
@Mike_Fabricant – Fabricant, Michael (Conservative) Lichfield – Fallon, Michael (Conservative) Sevenoaks – Farrelly, Paul (Labour) Newcastle-under-Lyme
@timfarron – Farron, Tim (Liberal Democrat) Westmorland and Lonsdale
@lfeatherstone – Featherstone, Lynne (Liberal Democrat) Hornsey and Wood Green
@frankfieldteam – Field, Frank (Labour) Birkenhead
@MarkFieldMP – Field, Mark (Conservative) Cities of London and Westminster
@FitzMP – Fitzpatrick, Jim (Labour) Poplar and Limehouse
@RobFlelloMP – Flello, Robert (Labour) Stoke-on-Trent South
@CarolineFlintMP – Flint, Caroline (Labour) Don Valley
@PaulFlynnMP – Flynn, Paul (Labour) Newport West
@DonFosterMP – Foster, Don (Liberal Democrat) Bath
@Y_FovargueMP – Fovargue, Yvonne (Labour) Makerfield
@LiamFoxMP – Fox, Liam (Conservative) North Somerset – Francis, Hywel (Labour) Aberavon – Francois, Mark (Conservative) Rayleigh and Wickford
@Freeman_George – Freeman, George (Conservative) Mid Norfolk
@mikefreermp – Freer, Mike (Conservative) Finchley and Golders Green – Fullbrook, Lorraine (Conservative) South Ribble – Fuller, Richard (Conservative) Bedford – Gale, Roger (Conservative) North Thanet
@georgegalloway – Galloway, George (Respect) Bradford West
@MikeGapes – Gapes, Mike (Labour (Co-op)) Ilford South
@BarryGardiner – Gardiner, Barry (Labour) Brent North
@EGarnierMP – Garnier, Edward (Conservative) Harborough
@Mark4WyreForest – Garnier, Mark (Conservative) Wyre Forest
@DavidGauke – Gauke, David (Conservative) South West Hertfordshire
@AndrewGeorgeLD – George, Andrew (Liberal Democrat) St Ives – Gibb, Nick (Conservative) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
@stephen_gilbert – Gilbert, Stephen (Liberal Democrat) St Austell and Newquay
@gildernewmp – Gildernew, Michelle (Sinn Fein) Fermanagh and South Tyrone
@CherylGillanMP – Gillan, Cheryl (Conservative) Chesham and Amersham
@SheilaGilmoreMP – Gilmore, Sheila (Labour) Edinburgh East
@PatGlassMP – Glass, Pat (Labour) North West Durham
@JohnGlenMP – Glen, John (Conservative) Salisbury – Glindon, Mary (Labour) North Tyneside
@RogerGodsiff – Godsiff, Roger (Labour) Birmingham, Hall Green
AYE [MAG7]: @ZacGoldsmith – Goldsmith, Zac (Conservative) Richmond Park
@HelenGoodmanMP – Goodman, Helen (Labour) Bishop Auckland – Goodwill, Robert (Conservative) Scarborough and Whitby
@SirMichaelGove – Gove, Michael (Conservative) Surrey Heath
@RichardGrahamMP – Graham, Richard (Conservative) Gloucester
@HelenGrantMP @helengrant1 – Grant, Helen (Conservative) Maidstone and The Weald
@JamesGrayMP – Gray, James (Conservative) North Wiltshire
@ShadesofGraylin – Grayling, Chris (Conservative) Epsom and Ewell
@tomgreatrexmp – Greatrex, Tom (Labour (Co-op)) Rutherglen and Hamilton West
@damiangreenmp – Green, Damian (Conservative) Ashford
@KateGreenSU – Green, Kate (Labour) Stretford and Urmston
@JustineGreening – Greening, Justine (Conservative) Putney
@LilianGreenwood – Greenwood, Lilian (Labour) Nottingham South – Grieve, Dominic (Conservative) Beaconsfield
@NiaGriffithMP – Griffith, Nia (Labour) Llanelli
@agriffithsmp – Griffiths, Andrew (Conservative) Burton
@ben4ipswich – Gummer, Ben (Conservative) Ipswich
AYE: @GwynneMP – Gwynne, Andrew (Labour) Denton and Reddish
@SamGyimah – Gyimah, Sam (Conservative) East Surrey
@WilliamJHague – Hague, William (Conservative) Richmond (Yorks)
@PeterHain – Hain, Peter (Labour) Neath
@halfon4harlowMP – Halfon, Robert (Conservative) Harlow
@duncanhames – Hames, Duncan (Liberal Democrat) Chippenham – Hamilton, David (Labour) Midlothian
@fabianhamilton – Hamilton, Fabian (Labour) Leeds North East – Hammond, Philip (Conservative) Runnymede and Weybridge
@SHammondMP – Hammond, Stephen (Conservative) Wimbledon
@matthancockmp – Hancock, Matthew (Conservative) West Suffolk – Hancock, Mike (Independent) Portsmouth South
@GregHands – Hands, Greg (Conservative) Chelsea and Fulham
@DavidHansonMP – Hanson, David (Labour) Delyn
@HarrietHarman – Harman, Harriet (Labour) Camberwell and Peckham
@Mark_J_Harper – Harper, Mark (Conservative) Forest of Dean
@Richard4Watford – Harrington, Richard (Conservative) Watford
@RebeccaHarrisMP – Harris, Rebecca (Conservative) Castle Point
@TomHarrisMP – Harris, Tom (Labour) Glasgow South
@Simonhartmp – Hart, Simon (Conservative) Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
@NickHarveyND – Harvey, Nick (Liberal Democrat) North Devon – Haselhurst, Alan (Conservative) Saffron Walden – Havard, Dai (Labour) Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney – Hayes, John (Conservative) South Holland and The Deepings
@OliverHealdMP – Heald, Oliver (Conservative) North East Hertfordshire
@JohnHealey_MP – Healey, John (Labour) Wentworth and Dearne
@DavidHeathMP – Heath, David (Liberal Democrat) Somerton and Frome
@chhcalling – Heaton-Harris, Chris (Conservative) Daventry
AYE [MAG7]: @johnhemmingmp – Hemming, John (Liberal Democrat) Birmingham, Yardley
@ghendersonmp – Henderson, Gordon (Conservative) Sittingbourne and Sheppey
@markhendrickmp – Hendrick, Mark (Labour (Co-op)) Preston
@charles_hendry – Hendry, Charles (Conservative) Wealden – Hepburn, Stephen (Labour) Jarrow
@nickherbertmp – Herbert, Nick (Conservative) Arundel and South Downs – Hermon, Lady (Independent) North Down
@davidheyesmp – Heyes, David (Labour) Ashton-under-Lyne
@Meg_HillierMP – Hillier, Meg (Labour (Co-op)) Hackney South and Shoreditch
@JulieHillingMP – Hilling, Julie (Labour) Bolton West
@damian57 – Hinds, Damian (Conservative) East Hampshire – Hoban, Mark (Conservative) Fareham
@margarethodge – Hodge, Margaret (Labour) Barking
@SharonHodgsonMP – Hodgson, Sharon (Labour) Washington and Sunderland West
@hoeykateMP – Hoey, Kate (Labour) Vauxhall
@GHollingbery – Hollingbery, George (Conservative) Meon Valley – Hollobone, Philip (Conservative) Kettering – Holloway, Adam (Conservative) Gravesham
@JimHood_MP – Hood, Jim (Labour) Lanark and Hamilton East – Hopkins, Kelvin (Labour) Luton North
@khopkinsmp – Hopkins, Kris (Conservative) Keighley
@MartinChelt – Horwood, Martin (Liberal Democrat) Cheltenham
@StewartHosieMP – Hosie, Stewart (Scottish National) Dundee East
@georgehowarthmp – Howarth, George (Labour) Knowsley
@geraldhowarth – Howarth, Gerald (Conservative) Aldershot
@JohnHowellMP – Howell, John (Conservative) Henley
@LindsayHoyle_MP – Hoyle, Lindsay (Labour) Chorley
@SimonHughesMP – Hughes, Simon (Liberal Democrat) Bermondsey and Old Southwark
@Jeremy_Hunt – Hunt, Jeremy (Conservative) South West Surrey
@TristramHuntMP – Hunt, Tristram (Labour) Stoke-on-Trent Central
@markhuntermp – Hunter, Mark (Liberal Democrat) Cheadle
@julianhuppert – Huppert, Julian (Liberal Democrat) Cambridge
@nicholashurd – Hurd, Nick (Conservative) Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
@IrrancaDaviesMP – Irranca-Davies, Huw (Labour) Ogmore
@glendajacksonmp – Jackson, Glenda (Labour) Hampstead and Kilburn
@SJacksonMP – Jackson, Stewart (Conservative) Peterborough
@margotjamesmp – James, Margot (Conservative) Stourbridge – James, Siân C. (Labour) Swansea East
@cathyjamieson – Jamieson, Cathy (Labour (Co-op)) Kilmarnock and Loudoun
@DanJarvisMP – Jarvis, Dan (Labour) Barnsley Central
@sajidjavid – Javid, Sajid (Conservative) Bromsgrove
@bernardjenkin – Jenkin, Bernard (Conservative) Harwich and North Essex
@RobertJenrick – Jenrick, Robert (Conservative) Newark – Johnson, Alan (Labour) Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
@DianaJohnsonMP – Johnson, Diana (Labour) Kingston upon Hull North – Johnson, Gareth (Conservative) Dartford
@JoJohnsonMP – Johnson, Joseph (Conservative) Orpington
@AndrewJonesMP – Jones, Andrew (Conservative) Harrogate and Knaresborough
@DavidJonesMP – Jones, David (Conservative) Clwyd West
@GrahamJones_MP – Jones, Graham (Labour) Hyndburn
@HelenJonesMP – Jones, Helen (Labour) Warrington North
@KevanJonesMP – Jones, Kevan (Labour) North Durham
@MarcusJonesMP – Jones, Marcus (Conservative) Nuneaton – Jones, Susan Elan (Labour) Clwyd South
@jowellt – Jowell, Tessa (Labour) Dulwich and West Norwood
@ericjoyce – Joyce, Eric (Independent) Falkirk
@Mjpkane – Kane, Mike (Labour) Wythenshawe and Sale East
@geraldkaufmanmp – Kaufman, Gerald (Labour) Manchester, Gorton
@daniel4shrews – Kawczynski, Daniel (Conservative) Shrewsbury and Atcham
@KeeleyMP – Keeley, Barbara (Labour) Worsley and Eccles South – Kelly, Chris (Conservative) Dudley South
@leicesterliz – Kendall, Liz (Labour) Leicester West
@charles_kennedy – Kennedy, Charles (Liberal Democrat) Ross, Skye and Lochaber
@SadiqKhan – Khan, Sadiq (Labour) Tooting
@SimonKirbyMP – Kirby, Simon (Conservative) Brighton, Kemptown
@gregknightmp – Knight, Greg (Conservative) East Yorkshire
@kwasikwarteng – Kwarteng, Kwasi (Conservative) Spelthorne
@EleanorLaingMP – Laing, Eleanor (Conservative) Epping Forest
@normanlamb – Lamb, Norman (Liberal Democrat) North Norfolk
@DavidLammy – Lammy, David (Labour) Tottenham
@MarkLancasterMP – Lancaster, Mark (Conservative) Milton Keynes North – Lansley, Andrew (Conservative) South Cambridgeshire
@Pauline_Latham – Latham, Pauline (Conservative) Mid Derbyshire
@IanLaveryMP – Lavery, Ian (Labour) Wansbeck
@DavidLawsMP – Laws, David (Liberal Democrat) Yeovil
@marklazarowicz – Lazarowicz, Mark (Labour (Co-op)) Edinburgh North and Leith
@andrealeadsom – Leadsom, Andrea (Conservative) South Northamptonshire
@JessicaLeeMP – Lee, Jessica (Conservative) Erewash
@DrPhillipLeeMP – Lee, Phillip (Conservative) Bracknell
AYE: @johnleechmcr – Leech, John (Liberal Democrat) Manchester, Withington
@JeremyLefroyMP – Lefroy, Jeremy (Conservative) Stafford
@edwardleighac – Leigh, Edward (Conservative) Gainsborough
@CLeslieMP – Leslie, Charlotte (Conservative) Bristol North West
@ChrisLeslieMP – Leslie, Chris (Labour (Co-op)) Nottingham East
@OliverLetwinMP – Letwin, Oliver (Conservative) West Dorset
@EmmaLewellBuck – Lewell-Buck, Emma (Labour) South Shields
@BrandonLewis – Lewis, Brandon (Conservative) Great Yarmouth
@IvanLewis_MP – Lewis, Ivan (Labour) Bury South – Lewis, Julian (Conservative) New Forest East – Liddell-Grainger, Ian (Conservative) Bridgwater and West Somerset
@DLidington – Lidington, David (Conservative) Aylesbury
@PeterLilleyMP – Lilley, Peter (Conservative) Hitchin and Harpenden – Lloyd, Stephen (Liberal Democrat) Eastbourne – Llwyd, Elfyn (Plaid Cymru) Dwyfor Meirionnydd
AYE: @naomi_long – Long, Naomi (Alliance) Belfast East
@JackLoprestiMP – Lopresti, Jack (Conservative) Filton and Bradley Stoke – Lord, Jonathan (Conservative) Woking
AYE [MAG7]: @timloughton – Loughton, Tim (Conservative) East Worthing and Shoreham
@AndyLoveMP – Love, Andrew (Labour (Co-op)) Edmonton
AYE [MAG7]: @CarolineLucas – Lucas, Caroline (Green) Brighton, Pavilion
@IanCLucas – Lucas, Ian (Labour) Wrexham
@PeterJLuff – Luff, Peter (Conservative) Mid Worcestershire – Lumley, Karen (Conservative) Redditch
@steve_mccabe – McCabe, Steve (Labour) Birmingham, Selly Oak
@MichaelMcCannMP – McCann, Michael (Labour) East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
@KerryMP – McCarthy, Kerry (Labour) Bristol East
@JasonMcCartney – McCartney, Jason (Conservative) Colne Valley
@karlmccartney – McCartney, Karl (Conservative) Lincoln
@greggmcclymont – McClymont, Gregg (Labour) Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East – McCrea, William (Democratic Unionist) South Antrim
@SiobhainMP – McDonagh, Siobhain (Labour) Mitcham and Morden
@AndyMcDonaldMP – McDonald, Andy (Labour) Middlesbrough
@AMcDonnellMP – McDonnell, Alasdair (Social Democratic & Labour Party) Belfast South
@johnmcdonnellMP – McDonnell, John (Labour) Hayes and Harlington
@patmcfaddenmp – McFadden, Pat (Labour) Wolverhampton South East
@Alison_McGovern – McGovern, Alison (Labour) Wirral South
@JimMcGovernMP – McGovern, Jim (Labour) Dundee West
@AnneMcGuireMP – McGuire, Anne (Labour) Stirling
@AnneMcIntoshMP – McIntosh, Anne (Conservative) Thirsk and Malton
@AnnMcKechinMP – McKechin, Ann (Labour) Glasgow North
@InverclydeMP – McKenzie, Iain (Labour) Inverclyde
@CatMcKinnellMP – McKinnell, Catherine (Labour) Newcastle upon Tyne North
@MaryMacleod4MP – Macleod, Mary (Conservative) Brentford and Isleworth – McLoughlin, Patrick (Conservative) Derbyshire Dales
@AngusMacNeilMP – MacNeil, Angus Brendan (Scottish National) Na h-Eileanan an Iar
@SMcPartlandMP – McPartland, Stephen (Conservative) Stevenage
@fionamacmp – Mactaggart, Fiona (Labour) Slough
@EstherMcVeyMP – McVey, Esther (Conservative) Wirral West – Mahmood, Khalid (Labour) Birmingham, Perry Barr
@ShabanaMahmood – Mahmood, Shabana (Labour) Birmingham, Ladywood – Main, Anne (Conservative) St Albans
@SeemaMalhotra1 – Malhotra, Seema (Labour (Co-op)) Feltham and Heston
@JohnMannOffice – Mann, John (Labour) Bassetlaw
@gordonmarsdenmp – Marsden, Gordon (Labour) Blackpool South
@PaulMaskeyMP – Maskey, Paul (Sinn Fein) Belfast West – Maude, Francis (Conservative) Horsham – May, Theresa (Conservative) Maidenhead
(@PaulMaynardMP – Maynard, Paul (Conservative) Blackpool North and Cleveleys
@michaelmeacher – Meacher, Michael (Labour) Oldham West and Royton – Meale, Alan (Labour) Mansfield
@IanMearnsMP – Mearns, Ian (Labour) Gateshead – Menzies, Mark (Conservative) Fylde
@SteveMetcalfeMP – Metcalfe, Stephen (Conservative) South Basildon and East Thurrock
@Ed_Miliband – Miliband, Edward (Labour) Doncaster North
@APMiller1949 – Miller, Andrew (Labour) Ellesmere Port and Neston
@Maria_MillerMP – Miller, Maria (Conservative) Basingstoke
@NigelMillsMP – Mills, Nigel (Conservative) Amber Valley
@AnneMiltonMP – Milton, Anne (Conservative) Guildford – Mitchell, Andrew (Conservative) Sutton Coldfield
@AVMitchell2010 – Mitchell, Austin (Labour) Great Grimsby
@FrancieMolloy – Molloy, Francie (Sinn Fein) Mid Ulster
@MadeleineMoon – Moon, Madeleine (Labour) Bridgend
@MichaelMooreMP – Moore, Michael (Liberal Democrat) Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
@PennyMordauntMP – Mordaunt, Penny (Conservative) Portsmouth North
@jessicamordenmp – Morden, Jessica (Labour) Newport East
@NickyMorgan01 – Morgan, Nicky (Conservative) Loughborough
@GraemeMorrice – Morrice, Graeme (Labour) Livingston
@AMMorrisMP – Morris, Anne Marie (Conservative) Newton Abbot
@MPDavidMorris – Morris, David (Conservative) Morecambe and Lunesdale
@grahamemorris – Morris, Grahame M. (Labour) Easington
@JamesMorrisMP – Morris, James (Conservative) Halesowen and Rowley Regis
@stephen_mosley – Mosley, Stephen (Conservative) City of Chester
@mowat4ws – Mowat, David (Conservative) Warrington South – Mudie, George (Labour) Leeds East
@GregMulholland1 – Mulholland, Greg (Liberal Democrat) Leeds North West
@DavidMundellMP – Mundell, David (Conservative) Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
@MegMunnMP – Munn, Meg (Labour (Co-op)) Sheffield, Heeley
AYE [MAG7]: @tessamunt – Munt, Tessa (Liberal Democrat) Wells
@conormurphymp – Murphy, Conor (Sinn Fein) Newry and Armagh
@jimmurphymp – Murphy, Jim (Labour) East Renfrewshire – Murphy, Paul (Labour) Torfaen
@IanMurrayMP – Murray, Ian (Labour) Edinburgh South
@sheryllmurray – Murray, Sheryll (Conservative) South East Cornwall
@murrisonMP – Murrison, Andrew (Conservative) South West Wiltshire
@lisanandy – Nandy, Lisa (Labour) Wigan
@pamela_nash – Nash, Pamela (Labour) Airdrie and Shotts – Neill, Robert (Conservative) Bromley and Chislehurst
@TweetBrooks – Newmark, Brooks (Conservative) Braintree
@SarahNewtonMP – Newton, Sarah (Conservative) Truro and Falmouth
@carolinenokes – Nokes, Caroline (Conservative) Romsey and Southampton North
@Jesse_Norman – Norman, Jesse (Conservative) Hereford and South Herefordshire
@DavidNuttallMP – Nuttall, David (Conservative) Bury North – O’Brien, Stephen (Conservative) Eddisbury
@FionaODonnellMP – O’Donnell, Fiona (Labour) East Lothian
@HendonMP – Offord, Matthew (Conservative) Hendon – Ollerenshaw, Eric (Conservative) Lancaster and Fleetwood
@ChiOnwurah – Onwurah, Chi (Labour) Newcastle upon Tyne Central
@GuyOppermanMP – Opperman, Guy (Conservative) Hexham
@George_Osborne – Osborne, George (Conservative) Tatton – Osborne, Sandra (Labour) Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock – Ottaway, Richard (Conservative) Croydon South – Owen, Albert (Labour) Ynys Môn – Paice, James (Conservative) South East Cambridgeshire – Paisley, Ian (Democratic Unionist) North Antrim – Parish, Neil (Conservative) Tiverton and Honiton
@priti4witham – Patel, Priti (Conservative) Witham – Paterson, Owen (Conservative) North Shropshire
@MarkPawsey – Pawsey, Mark (Conservative) Rugby
@tpearce003 – Pearce, Teresa (Labour) Erith and Thamesmead – Penning, Mike (Conservative) Hemel Hempstead
@JohnPenroseNews – Penrose, John (Conservative) Weston-super-Mare
@andrewpercy – Percy, Andrew (Conservative) Brigg and Goole
@tobyperkinsmp – Perkins, Toby (Labour) Chesterfield
@claire4devizes – Perry, Claire (Conservative) Devizes – Phillips, Stephen (Conservative) Sleaford and North Hykeham
@bphillipsonMP – Phillipson, Bridget (Labour) Houghton and Sunderland South
@EricPickles – Pickles, Eric (Conservative) Brentwood and Ongar
@ChrisPincher – Pincher, Christopher (Conservative) Tamworth
@DrDanPoulter – Poulter, Daniel (Conservative) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich – Pound, Stephen (Labour) Ealing North
@LucyMPowell – Powell, Lucy (Labour) Manchester Central – Primarolo, Dawn (Labour) Bristol South
@Mark_Prisk – Prisk, Mark (Conservative) Hertford and Stortford
@MPritchardMP – Pritchard, Mark (Conservative) The Wrekin
@johnpughmp – Pugh, John (Liberal Democrat) Southport
AYE: @YasminQureshiMP – Qureshi, Yasmin (Labour) Bolton South East – Raab, Dominic (Conservative) Esher and Walton
@uxbridgewalrus – Randall, John (Conservative) Uxbridge and South Ruislip – Raynsford, Nick (Labour) Greenwich and Woolwich
@MarkReckless – Reckless, Mark (Conservative) Rochester and Strood
@johnredwood – Redwood, John (Conservative) Wokingham
@jreedmp – Reed, Jamie (Labour) Copeland
@SteveReedMP – Reed, Steve (Labour) Croydon North – Rees-Mogg, Jacob (Conservative) North East Somerset
@simonreevell – Reevell, Simon (Conservative) Dewsbury
@RachelReevesMP – Reeves, Rachel (Labour) Leeds West – Reid, Alan (Liberal Democrat) Argyll and Bute
@EmmaReynoldsMP – Reynolds, Emma (Labour) Wolverhampton North East
@jreynoldsMP – Reynolds, Jonathan (Labour (Co-op)) Stalybridge and Hyde
@MalcolmRifkind – Rifkind, Malcolm (Conservative) Kensington
@Linda_Riordan – Riordan, Linda (Labour (Co-op)) Halifax
@MRitchieMP – Ritchie, Margaret (Social Democratic & Labour Party) South Down – Robathan, Andrew (Conservative) South Leicestershire
@MorayMP – Robertson, Angus (Scottish National) Moray
@HughRobertsonMP – Robertson, Hugh (Conservative) Faversham and Mid Kent
@JohnRobertsonMP – Robertson, John (Labour) Glasgow North West – Robertson, Laurence (Conservative) Tewkesbury – Robinson, Geoffrey (Labour) Coventry North West – Rogerson, Dan (Liberal Democrat) North Cornwall
@AndrewRosindell – Rosindell, Andrew (Conservative) Romford
AYE: @SteveRotheramMP – Rotheram, Steve (Labour) Liverpool, Walton
@FrankRoyMP – Roy, Frank (Labour) Motherwell and Wishaw
@LindsayRoyMP – Roy, Lindsay (Labour) Glenrothes
@ChrisRuaneMP – Ruane, Chris (Labour) Vale of Clwyd
@AmberRuddMP – Rudd, Amber (Conservative) Hastings and Rye – Ruddock, Dame Joan (Labour) Lewisham, Deptford – Ruffley, David (Conservative) Bury St Edmunds – Russell, Bob (Liberal Democrat) Colchester
@DavidRutleyMP – Rutley, David (Conservative) Macclesfield
AYE: @adriansandersmp – Sanders, Adrian (Liberal Democrat) Torbay
@LauraSandysMP – Sandys, Laura (Conservative) South Thanet
@AnasSarwar – Sarwar, Anas (Labour) Glasgow Central
@AndySawfordMP – Sawford, Andy (Labour (Co-op)) Corby – Scott, Lee (Conservative) Ilford North
@alisonseabeck – Seabeck, Alison (Labour) Plymouth, Moor View
@Andrew_SelousMP – Selous, Andrew (Conservative) South West Bedfordshire
@jim2win – Shannon, Jim (Democratic Unionist) Strangford
@grantshapps – Shapps, Grant (Conservative) Welwyn Hatfield
@AlokSharma_RDG – Sharma, Alok (Conservative) Reading West
@VirendraSharma – Sharma, Virendra (Labour) Ealing, Southall
AYE: @BarrySheerman – Sheerman, Barry (Labour (Co-op)) Huddersfield
@AlecShelbrooke – Shelbrooke, Alec (Conservative) Elmet and Rothwell – Shepherd, Richard (Conservative) Aldridge-Brownhills
@JimSheridanMP – Sheridan, Jim (Labour) Paisley and Renfrewshire North
@gavinshuker – Shuker, Gavin (Labour (Co-op)) Luton South
@MarkJSimmonds – Simmonds, Mark (Conservative) Boston and Skegness – Simpson, David (Democratic Unionist) Upper Bann
@KeithSimpsonMP – Simpson, Keith (Conservative) Broadland
@chrisskidmoremp – Skidmore, Chris (Conservative) Kingswood
@DennisSkinner – Skinner, Dennis (Labour) Bolsover
@hammersmithandy – Slaughter, Andy (Labour) Hammersmith
@AndrewSmithMP – Smith, Andrew (Labour) Oxford East
@angelasmithmp – Smith, Angela (Labour) Penistone and Stocksbridge
@ChloeSmithMP – Smith, Chloe (Conservative) Norwich North
AYE: @HenrySmithMP – Smith, Henry (Conservative) Crawley
@JulianSmithMP – Smith, Julian (Conservative) Skipton and Ripon
@NickSmith4BG – Smith, Nick (Labour) Blaenau Gwent
@OwenSmithMP – Smith, Owen (Labour) Pontypridd – Smith, Robert (Liberal Democrat) West Aberdeenshire Kincardine
@nsoamesmp – Soames, Nicholas (Conservative) Mid Sussex
@Anna_SoubryMP – Soubry, Anna (Conservative) Broxtowe
@spellar – Spellar, John (Labour) Warley – Spelman, Caroline (Conservative) Meriden
@MarkSpencerMP – Spencer, Mark (Conservative) Sherwood – Stanley, John (Conservative) Tonbridge and Malling
@Andrew4Pendle – Stephenson, Andrew (Conservative) Pendle
@JohnStevensonMP – Stevenson, John (Conservative) Carlisle – Stewart, Bob (Conservative) Beckenham
@iainastewart – Stewart, Iain (Conservative) Milton Keynes South
@RoryStewartUK – Stewart, Rory (Conservative) Penrith and The Border
@jackstrawmp – Straw, Jack (Labour) Blackburn
@garystreetermp – Streeter, Gary (Conservative) South West Devon – Stride, Mel (Conservative) Central Devon
@gstringermp – Stringer, Graham (Labour) Blackley and Broughton
@GiselaStuart – Stuart, Gisela (Labour) Birmingham, Edgbaston
@grahamstuart – Stuart, Graham (Conservative) Beverley and Holderness
@andrewstunellmp – Stunell, Andrew (Liberal Democrat) Hazel Grove – Sturdy, Julian (Conservative) York Outer
@GSutcliffeMP – Sutcliffe, Gerry (Labour) Bradford South
@iswales – Swales, Ian (Liberal Democrat) Redcar – Swayne, Desmond (Conservative) New Forest West
@joswinson – Swinson, Jo (Liberal Democrat) East Dunbartonshire
@HugoSwire – Swire, Hugo (Conservative) East Devon
@robertsymsMP – Syms, Robert (Conservative) Poole
@MarkTamiMP – Tami, Mark (Labour) Alyn and Deeside – Tapsell, Peter (Conservative) Louth and Horncastle – Teather, Sarah (Liberal Democrat) Brent Central
@GarethThomasMP – Thomas, Gareth (Labour (Co-op)) Harrow West
@EmilyThornberry – Thornberry, Emily (Labour) Islington South and Finsbury
@Mike4Eastleigh – Thornton, Mike (Liberal Democrat) Eastleigh – Thurso, John (Liberal Democrat) Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
@stephenctimms – Timms, Stephen (Labour) East Ham – Timpson, Edward (Conservative) Crewe and Nantwich
@JTomlinsonMP – Tomlinson, Justin (Conservative) North Swindon – Tredinnick, David (Conservative) Bosworth
@jon_trickett – Trickett, Jon (Labour) Hemsworth
@trussliz – Truss, Elizabeth (Conservative) South West Norfolk – Turner, Andrew (Conservative) Isle of Wight
@KarlTurnerMP – Turner, Karl (Labour) Kingston upon Hull East
@derek_twiggmp – Twigg, Derek (Labour) Halton
AYE: @StephenTwigg – Twigg, Stephen (Labour (Co-op)) Liverpool, West Derby – Tyrie, Andrew (Conservative) Chichester
@ChukaUmunna – Umunna, Chuka (Labour) Streatham
@pauluppalmp – Uppal, Paul (Conservative) Wolverhampton South West
@edvaizey – Vaizey, Edward (Conservative) Wantage – Vara, Shailesh (Conservative) North West Cambridgeshire
@Keith_VazMP – Vaz, Keith (Labour) Leicester East
@Valerie_VazMP – Vaz, Valerie (Labour) Walsall South
@martinvickersmp – Vickers, Martin (Conservative) Cleethorpes – Villiers, Theresa (Conservative) Chipping Barnet – Walker, Charles (Conservative) Broxbourne
@RobinWalkerMP – Walker, Robin (Conservative) Worcester
@benwallacemp – Wallace, Ben (Conservative) Wyre and Preston North – Walley, Joan (Labour) Stoke-on-Trent North
@bobwaltermp – Walter, Robert (Conservative) North Dorset
@DavidWardMP – Ward, David (Liberal Democrat) Bradford East – Watkinson, Angela (Conservative) Hornchurch Upminster
AYE [MAG7]: @tom_watson – Watson, Tom (Labour) West Bromwich East – Watts, Dave (Labour) St Helens North
@mike_weatherley – Weatherley, Mike (Conservative) Hove
@stevewebb1 – Webb, Steve (Liberal Democrat) Thornbury and Yate
@mikeweirsnp – Weir, Mike (Scottish National) Angus
@jameswhartonmp – Wharton, James (Conservative) Stockton South
@HeatherWheeler – Wheeler, Heather (Conservative) South Derbyshire
@ChrisWhite_MP – White, Chris (Conservative) Warwick and Leamington – Whiteford, Eilidh (Scottish National) Banff and Buchan
@alanwhiteheadmp – Whitehead, Alan (Labour) Southampton, Test
AYE: @Craig_Whittaker – Whittaker, Craig (Conservative) Calder Valley – Whittingdale, John (Conservative) Maldon
@BillWigginMP – Wiggin, Bill (Conservative) North Herefordshire – Willetts, David (Conservative) Havant
@HywelWilliamsMP – Williams, Hywel (Plaid Cymru) Arfon
@mark4ceredigion – Williams, Mark (Liberal Democrat) Ceredigion
@RogerWilliamsLD – Williams, Roger (Liberal Democrat) Brecon and Radnorshire
@swilliamsmp – Williams, Stephen (Liberal Democrat) Bristol West
@ChriswMP – Williamson, Chris (Labour) Derby North
@GWilliamsonMP – Williamson, Gavin (Conservative) South Staffordshire
@JennyWillott – Willott, Jenny (Liberal Democrat) Cardiff Central
@PhilWilsonMP – Wilson, Phil (Labour) Sedgefield
@RobWilson_RDG – Wilson, Rob (Conservative) Reading East – Wilson, Sammy (Democratic Unionist) East Antrim – Winnick, David (Labour) Walsall North – Winterton, Rosie (Labour) Doncaster Central
@PeteWishart – Wishart, Pete (Scottish National) Perth and North Perthshire
@drwollastonmp – Wollaston, Sarah (Conservative) Totnes – Wood, Mike (Labour) Batley and Spen
@JWoodcockMP – Woodcock, John (Labour (Co-op)) Barrow and Furness – Woodward, Shaun (Labour) St Helens South and Whiston
@DavidWrightMP – Wright, David (Labour) Telford
@IainWrightMP – Wright, Iain (Labour) Hartlepool – Wright, Jeremy (Conservative) Kenilworth and Southam
@SimonWrightMP – Wright, Simon (Liberal Democrat) Norwich South – Yeo, Tim (Conservative) South Suffolk – Young, George (Conservative) North West Hampshire
@nadhimzahawi – Zahawi, Nadhim (Conservative) Stratford-on-Avon


A Selection of Important Articles

Eileen Fairweather, ‘WITNESS: Stalinist reluctance to study the facts’, The Independent, May 30th, 1995.

Nick Davies, ‘The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain’, The Guardian, April 1998.

Christian Wolmar, ‘Forgotten Children – the background to the children’s homes scandals’, Independent on Sunday, October 8th, 2000.

Stephen Wright and Richard Pendlebury, ‘Timebomb at Elm Guest House: Pop stars, a bishop and a top politician appear on a list seized by police investigating child abuse at the London hotel in the 1980s’, Daily Mail, February 2nd, 2013.

‘Tory MP warned of powerful paedophile ring 30 years ago. New evidence supports claim former backbencher’s life was threatened’, The Independent, February 22nd, 2013.

‘The Peter Righton Cover-Up’, Spotlight, April 4th, 2013 (includes link to 1994 documentary; for more vital information on Righton, see the collections of articles here, here and here).

Meabh Ritchie, ‘Abuse scandals: Britain’s elite music education in crisis’, Channel 4 News, May 9th, 2013.

‘An open letter to David Cameron’, from Tom Watson’s source, Spotlight, September 16th, 2013.

Mark Conrad, ‘Met’s ‘VIP paedophiles’ probe turns into murder investigation. Police on Operations ‘Fernbridge’ and ‘Fairbank’ examine sadistic killing of young boy’, Exaro News, January 11th, 2014.

Andrew Norfolk, ’130 private schools in child abuse scandal’, The Times, January 20th, 2014.

Ian Pace, ‘NCCL and PIE – documentary evidence 1′, Desiring Progress, February 25th, 2014.

Keir Mudie and Mark Conrad, ‘Ex-Tory minister ‘pictured in child sex abuse video’ confiscated by customs at Dover in 1982′, Sunday People, March 29th, 2014.

Simon Danczuk, ‘How Cyril Smith evaded the law: Sickening folly of the Left who aided his cause by advocating paedophilia’, Daily Mail, April 12th, 2014.

Tom Pettifor, ‘Tony Blair demands investigation into claims one of his ministers sexually abused children’, Daily Mirror, May 1st, 2014.

Mark Conrad and David Hencke, ”Rapist’ ex-cabinet minister named in Tom Watson’s DPP letter. MP launches blistering attack on Met for failing to interview ex-minister over rape claim’, Exaro News, May 20th, 2014.

Andrew Norfolk, ‘Colet Court and St Paul’s: a culture of child abuse’, The Times, May 20th, 2014.
Tom Pettifor, ‘Was Bulic Forsythe killed to protect paedophile ring ‘linked to future minister in Tony Blair’s government?’, Daily Mirror, May 21st, 2014.
Dossier of Depravity. Nov 28, 2006 00:00; By Evening Chronicle. Grim revelations today lift the lid on the shocking scale of sex abuse at a former North East ...

The prison service and police knew of his interest in young boys. So how did Neville Husband get away – for decades – with the horrific abuse of teenagers in his care?

THE charity responsible for a Tyneside school at the centre of a child abuse scandal says it does not know who was in charge of the youngsters.

Social workers jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable boys at residential homes in Shotley Bridge and Newcastle