House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES AND YOUNG OFFENDERS
EDM #1292
Tabled 18 April 2007
2006-07 Session
That this House supports the work of the Prison Reform Trust and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in highlighting the fact that 24,000 young offenders in England and Wales have a learning disability or difficulty which impacts upon their ability to cope with the prison regime; notes with concern that 70 per cent. of young offenders have significant communication difficulties sufficient to prevent them engaging in education programmes, behavioural courses and enhanced thinking skills courses; recognises the impact of this upon prisoner rehabilitation and re-offending rates, which are over 80 per cent. for young offenders; acknowledges that the cost to society of untreated communication disorders is estimated at £26 billion in terms of educational underperformance, reduced employment opportunities and increased risks of crime, mental health problems and drug abuse; looks forward to the development and implementation of a screening tool to detect learning disabilities and difficulties, with particular reference to speech and language difficulties, amongst children and young people upon their first contact with the criminal justice system; believes that difficulties detected by such a screening tool should be investigated and assessed promptly; and calls on the Prison Service to give priority to providing young offenders with access to a qualified speech and language therapist under their existing obligation to provide health and education services to detainees.

Signatures (117)

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.
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
02 May 2007
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
05 June 2007
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
07 June 2007
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
18 May 2007
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
19 April 2007
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
14 June 2007
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
16 May 2007
Burgon, Colin
Labour
27 June 2007
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2007
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
20 April 2007
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
18 June 2007
Clark, Greg
Conservative
18 June 2007
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
24 April 2007
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
15 May 2007
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
24 May 2007
Cohen, Harry
Labour
18 June 2007
Conway, Derek
Conservative
08 May 2007
Cook, Frank
Labour
15 May 2007
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
19 April 2007
Cousins, Jim
Labour
18 June 2007
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
19 April 2007
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
25 April 2007
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
19 April 2007
Drew, Mr David
Labour
19 April 2007
Duddridge, James
Conservative
24 April 2007
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
25 April 2007
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
25 June 2007
Etherington, Bill
Labour
02 May 2007
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
26 April 2007
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
23 April 2007
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2007
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
08 May 2007
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
24 April 2007
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
08 May 2007
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
26 July 2007
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
18 April 2007
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
26 April 2007
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
19 April 2007
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
23 April 2007
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
01 May 2007
Greening, Justine
Conservative
21 June 2007
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
17 May 2007
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2007
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
14 May 2007
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
18 June 2007
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
01 May 2007
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
20 April 2007
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
24 April 2007
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2007
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
20 June 2007
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
25 April 2007
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
03 May 2007
Jones, Helen
Labour
23 April 2007
Jones, Lynne
Labour
19 April 2007
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
28 June 2007
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
03 July 2007
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
26 April 2007
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
24 October 2007
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
14 June 2007
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
26 April 2007
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
24 April 2007
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
04 June 2007
Lucas, Ian
Labour
30 April 2007
Main, Anne
Conservative
14 June 2007
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
25 April 2007
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
14 June 2007
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 May 2007
McDonnell, John
Labour
23 April 2007
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
24 April 2007
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
07 June 2007
Milton, Anne
Conservative
25 April 2007
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
28 June 2007
Morgan, Julie
Labour
07 June 2007
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
25 April 2007
Mundell, David
Conservative
14 May 2007
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
23 April 2007
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
26 April 2007
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
01 May 2007
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2007
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
08 October 2007
Owen, Albert
Labour
17 May 2007
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
12 June 2007
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
13 June 2007
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
13 June 2007
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2007
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2007
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2007
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
26 April 2007
Simpson, Alan
Labour
01 May 2007
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
25 June 2007
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
19 July 2007
Southworth, Helen
Labour
17 May 2007
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
23 May 2007
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
05 June 2007
Spink, Bob
Conservative
18 April 2007
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
01 May 2007
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
05 June 2007
Taylor, David
Labour
19 April 2007
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
22 May 2007
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
15 May 2007
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
06 June 2007
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
23 April 2007
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
17 May 2007
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
17 May 2007
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
24 April 2007
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
26 April 2007
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2007
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2007
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
11 June 2007
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
05 July 2007
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.