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AFTERCARE FOR MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE VICTIMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1205: tabled on 26 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 notes that 11 years since the release of the Birmingham Six and five years after the establishment of the criminal Cases Review Commission, there is as yet no public body with the objective of providing an aftercare programme to assist individuals who, having served a long prison sentence, have had their convictions quashed at the Court of Appeal and are released without the benefit of a period of pre-release the benefit of a period of pre-release preparation or programme of post-release support and rehabilitation; further notes that these individuals are particularly at risk from psychological stress and in need of care and counselling; welcomes the contribution of former prisoners and victims of miscarriage of justice through MOJO and other organisations; supports the work of these groups in seeking public funding for permanent aftercare provision; notes the establishment of a Home Office Task Force on this matter; and urges the Government to ensure former victims are placed at the centre of the consultation process and that their long-term involvement is recognised as vital for developing the confidence of prisoners and indispensable to the effectiveness and long-term success of any scheme established.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Dumfries
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Keighley
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Caerphilly
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Norwich North
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2002
Ludlow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2002
Portsmouth South
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2002
Braintree
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2002
Cheltenham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 May 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Nottingham South
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 May 2002
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Hemsworth
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.