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JOSEPH SCHOLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2410: tabled on 20 June 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 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 recalls that on 24th March 2002, a deeply disturbed child, 16 year-old Joseph Scholes, hanged himself in Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institution, nine days into a two year custodial sentence; regrets that while Joseph's vulnerability was recognised, his allocation to Prison Service accommodation failed to meet the standard of care he required; notes that since 1990 29 children have died in penal custody, that the number of children sent to prison has doubled in the last 10 years, that more younger children are receiving custodial sentences and that concern has been expressed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and by the Joint Committee on Human Rights; further notes that, following Joseph Scholes' inquest, the Coroner exercised his duty to prevent the recurrence of fatalities by making a report to the Home Secretary advocating a public inquiry; is alarmed to learn that, since Joseph's death, another five children have died in similar circumstances; further notes that Joseph's mother, Yvonne Scholes has, with the assistance of INQUEST and NACRO, won the support of key penal and children's rights groups, as well as Members of both Houses, backing her call for an inquiry; and urges the Government to establish a full public inquiry to address the issues arising from the death of Joseph Scholes so that lessons can be learnt about the treatment of children throughout the criminal justice system.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Buckingham
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Islington North
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Hendon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Crewe and Nantwich
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 July 2006
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2006
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Bishop Auckland
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Brentford and Isleworth
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Tooting
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 June 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Mansfield
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2006
Knowsley South
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2006
Dover
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 2006
Upper Bann
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2006
Eccles
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2006
North Dorset
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 2006
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.