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COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES AND YOUNG OFFENDERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1292: tabled on 18 April 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 117 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 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.

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
Signed on 2 May 2007
Blaydon
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Dudley North
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2007
West Bromwich West
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2007
Banbury
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2007
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2007
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2007
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2007
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2007
Gower
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Hertsmere
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Tunbridge Wells
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 April 2007
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2007
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2007
Lichfield
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
Aberavon
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2007
South West Norfolk
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
South West Hertfordshire
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Norwich North
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Putney
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Beaconsfield
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2007
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Jarrow
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2007
Cambridge
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2007
Stafford
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2007
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2007
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2007
Wrexham
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2007
St Albans
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 May 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2007
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Guildford
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2007
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2007
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Ynys Môn
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2007
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2007
Mid Sussex
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Warrington South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2007
South Derbyshire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Upminster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 April 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2007
Bristol West
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2007
Teignbridge

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.