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DETENTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 474: tabled on 03 February 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned by the use of Immigration Act detention in asylum cases; notes the view of the UN High Commissioner for refugees that as a general rule asylum seekers should not be detained and insofar as the detention occurs it should be proportionate to the ends to be achieved and for the minimum period; and calls on the Home Secretary to undertake an urgent and thorough review of the Government's current policy in respect of the detention of asylum seekers with a view to ensuring that such practice conforms with the fundamental principles of refugee protection and with r elevant international standards.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 1997
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
St Helens South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 1997
Eltham
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1997
Brent North
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 1997
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1997
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 1997
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1997
Montgomery
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1997
Eastleigh
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1997
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1997
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1997
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Coventry South East
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 1997
Perth and Kinross
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 February 1997
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1997
Linlithgow
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1997
Jarrow
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Cunninghame South
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1997
Crewe and Nantwich
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1997
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 1997
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Warley East
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1997
Kensington
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1997
Bath
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1997
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Norwood
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1997
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1997
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1997
Warrington South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1997
North Devon
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1997
Saffron Walden
Hattersley, Roy
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1997
Birmingham, Sparkbrook
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1997
Nottingham East
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Barking
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
East Lothian
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Stratford-on-Avon
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1997
Harrow West
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1997
Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1997
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 February 1997
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1997
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1997
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1997
Ealing, Southall
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 1997
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Eccles
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1997
Stretford
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 February 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1997
Rochdale
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1997
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1997
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1997
Rotherham
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1997
Christchurch
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 1997
Newry and Armagh
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Nicholson, Emma
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1997
Torridge and West Devon
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
West Lancashire
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1997
Newbury
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Dundee West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 1997
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 1997
South Belfast
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
Hammersmith
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1997
Wansbeck
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1997
Newham North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1997
Islwyn
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1997
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Leicester East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Glasgow Central
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 February 1997
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1997
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1997
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.