I give notice that, on the next day of meeting, I will move —

That this house:-

  1. Recognises-
    1. the impact of child sexual abuse on people throughout their lives;
    2. the mental health issues that victims experience during and after this abuse;
  2. Notes-
    1. the low number of child sexual abuse cases that are ultimately brought to court;
    2. the even lower number of cases that result in a conviction for child sexual abuse;
  3. Calls on the Government-
    1. urgently expand the range of evidence allowed to be presented to juries in child sexual abuse cases;
    2. permit evidence of past offending and sexual interest in children, known as tendency evidence, to be provided to juries in these cases and;
    3. allow multiple victims’ evidence to be heard in a trial of a single defendant in these cases.