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SENTENCING GUIDELINES COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS ON RAPE SENTENCES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1806: tabled on 13 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 is deeply concerned by the Sentencing Guidelines Council recommendation that future sentences for rape be cut by 15 per cent.; rejects the conclusion that any reduction could be justified because the prison regime is now more demanding; agrees with Rape Crisis's reaction that to reduce sentences sends out the wrong message to future offenders and to victims who are trying to decide whether to give evidence in court; notes Refuge's views that this would be a backward step and believes that sex crimes should be treated more seriously in this country, not less; strongly believes that these proposals risk damaging public confidence in the legal system; and calls on the Government not to implement these recommendations which come at a time when the number of reported rapes is rising each year but conviction rates are falling.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
South East Cornwall
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Keighley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2006
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Peterborough
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Manchester, Withington
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 March 2006
Belfast South
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bridgend
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Upper Bann
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.