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DETENTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 253: tabled on 15 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 196 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the Government's decision to review the procedures under which asylum seekers are detained; notes the view of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees that 'as a general rule, asylum seekers should not be detained' and that, in so far as such detention occurs, 'it should be proportional to the ends to be achieved and for a minimal period'; is gravely concerned that decisions to detain asylum seekers are not subject to automatic and independent review, with a presumption in favour of liberty as provided for in criminal cases under the Bail Act 1976; believes that asylum seekers who are detained should be informed in writing of the reasons for their detention; further believes that, in so far as detention occurs, asylum seekers should not be held in prisons unless charged with criminal offences; and calls on the Government to ensure that future practice meets these concerns and conforms with the fundamental principles of refugee protection and relevant 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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1997
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Allan, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Sheffield, Hallam
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1997
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1998
Erewash
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Exeter
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 1997
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 1997
Torridge and West Devon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1997
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Twickenham
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Falkirk West
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1998
Hove
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Stockton North
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Pontefract and Castleford
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1997
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Coventry South
Curtis-Tansley, Claire
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Crosby
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1997
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1997
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Hendon
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1997
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 July 1997
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Poplar and Canning Town
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Bath
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Norwich North
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1997
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Edinburgh West
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1998
Tottenham
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Reading East
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
North Devon
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Stretford and Urmston
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1997
Wantage
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1997
Ynys Môn
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 1997
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Leslie, Mr Christopher
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Shipley
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Thurrock
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Rotherham
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Slough
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
Woking
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Leicester South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1997
Blaydon
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Lincoln
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1997
Argyll and Bute
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Luton South
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 April 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1998
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1998
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Gravesham
Lord Randall of Uxbridge,
Signed on 10 December 1997
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Newbury
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Independent Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Glasgow, Govan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Redditch
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Wellingborough
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 1997
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 1997
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Harrow West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1997
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Northavon
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1997
Southampton, Test
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

DETENTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and that to further this end, a detention centre be constructed at Glasgow Airport in order to avoid the necessity of placing persons awaiting either the outcome of such an appeal or facing deportation in custody at HM Prison Greenock.'.
Labour, Greenock and Inverclyde
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EDM 253A1: tabled on 16 July 1997