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ALCOHOL, CRIME AND PRISONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 415: tabled on 14 January 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 about 40,000 of the 74,000 prisoners in England and Wales admit to hazardous drinking, carrying the risk of physical or mental harm, and that of these about half have a severe alcohol dependency; further notes that the latest British Crime Survey found that almost half of the victims of violent crime say the perpetrator was under the influence of alcohol at the time the offence was committed; further notes that the annual estimated cost of alcohol-related crime and disorder is around ú7.3 billion; is alarmed that the Prison Service has no alcohol harm reduction strategy and that a recent internal Prison Service survey found that just one of the 138 gaols in England and Wales had dedicated policies in place to provide treatment or support to prisoners with drink problems; understands that for all these reasons the Chief Inspector of Prisons has expressed concern that, at present, alcohol treatment programmes are tied into programmes designed for drug abuse so that there is nothing specifically ring-fenced for prisoners with alcohol problems; further notes, in particular, that on release from prison people with alcohol problems struggle to receive help because of the chronic shortage of services in the community; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government urgently to introduce an alcohol harm reduction strategy for the Prison Service, supported by the NHS, and backed up by sufficient extra investment to provide prisons with ring-fenced funding for programmes to assist offenders with alcohol problems.

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.

Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2004
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2004
Cheadle
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2004
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Bristol West
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2004
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Aberavon
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2004
Harborough
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Walthamstow
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2004
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2004
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Stafford
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Leeds East
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Ochil
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2004
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2004
Castle Point
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2004
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.