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SHOP THEFT SENTENCING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 139: tabled on 20 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 shares the concerns of the British Retail Consortium about proposals from the Sentencing Advisory Panel which considerably weaken the effective punishment and deterrents for retail crime by either removing custodial sentences or severely limiting them; believes that such leniency will create the perception that theft from shops is acceptable, leading to an increase in retail crime and a consequent further reduction in public and community protection; recognises that although custodial sentences are not the panacea to curbing retail crime, prison not only sends a clear message that shop theft is serious but also provides some respite to victims; is extremely dismayed that, despite over 60 per cent. of instances of violence occurring during shop theft, the Sentencing Advisory Panel considers shoplifting to be a nuisance causing minor harm, an approach which exemplifies the apparent belief amongst policy makers that retail crime is victimless; further recognises that shoplifting is often an entry level crime which frequently leads to other offences and is often a means of funding drug addiction, as well as financing organised crime and terrorism; and calls on the Government to establish a retail crime strategy steering group, including ministerial representation, to develop and implement a retail crime strategy for England and Wales.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Southend West
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
North East Hampshire
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Northampton South
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 21 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Mid Bedfordshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Lewisham West
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ludlow
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Aberavon
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
South West Norfolk
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Plymouth, Sutton
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Surrey Heath
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Bromsgrove
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 November 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Penrith and The Border
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Great Grimsby
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Westbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Nuneaton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
South East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Strangford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Ilford North
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Eccles
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
North Dorset
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth

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.