House of Commons
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ACTION FOR PRISONERS FAMILIES AND 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF HELPLINE
EDM #931
Tabled 29 March 2004
2003-04 Session
That this House commends the work of Action for Prisoners' Families, the national charity dedicated to supporting prisoners' families, providing them with vital information to help them cope with the trauma of dealing with the imprisonment of a loved one; celebrates the first anniversary of the charity's helpline, which has received over 5,500 calls in its first year, congratulates the publication of The Outsiders, a new series of survival guides for families of prisoners; notes the massive increase in the prison population, now at a record 75,000, which affects ever more families and children who often suffer in silence, feel guilty by association and are isolated and confused by the criminal justice system; welcomes calls for fewer women to be given custodial sentences which separate 17,000 children from their mothers; and calls on the Government and new National Offender Management Service to take account of the needs of children and families affected by imprisonment through the provision of more information by placing prisoners closer to home and encouraging the use of more community service sentences.

Signatures (55)

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.
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
31 March 2004
Burden, Richard
Labour
21 April 2004
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2004
Cairns, David
Labour
04 May 2004
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
31 March 2004
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2004
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
31 March 2004
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
01 July 2004
Cohen, Harry
Labour
22 April 2004
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
19 April 2004
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
19 April 2004
Cox, Tom
Labour
01 April 2004
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
30 March 2004
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2004
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
01 April 2004
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
01 April 2004
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
20 April 2004
Etherington, Bill
Labour
05 May 2004
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
31 March 2004
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2004
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2004
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
20 April 2004
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
31 March 2004
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2004
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
20 April 2004
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
21 April 2004
Marris, Rob
Labour
28 April 2004
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2004
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
19 April 2004
McDonnell, John
Labour
21 April 2004
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
30 March 2004
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
31 March 2004
Morgan, Julie
Labour
01 April 2004
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
20 April 2004
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2004
Rapson, Syd
Labour
19 April 2004
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2004
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2004
Simpson, Alan
Labour
22 April 2004
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
23 April 2004
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
22 April 2004
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2004
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2004
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
30 March 2004
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2004
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
31 March 2004
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
19 April 2004
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2004
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.