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PRISON REFORM (No. 3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1068: tabled on 25 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 with concern that the number of men, women and children in prison has reached a record of 70,000; and calls on the Government to implement the five-point programme proposed by the Howard League for Penal Reform, including using executive release powers for prisoners serving less than three months, recommending to the courts that women and children should only be sentenced to prison in exceptional circumstances for serious and violent offences, urging sentencers to reduce sentence lengths for all but the most serious offenders, introducing legislation to put a statutory limit on the numbers that prisons can hold and implementing the Prison Governors' Association proposal to remove from magistrates their power to send people to prison for short periods.

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.

Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2002
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Coventry South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2002
Guildford
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Sunderland North
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2002
Norwich North
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Selby
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Great Grimsby
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2002
Leeds East
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 April 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2002
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2002
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Nottingham South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2002
Truro and St Austell
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2002
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.