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EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS JUDGMENT AND THE NATIONAL DNA DATABASE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 310: tabled on 16 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 welcomes the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of S vs Marper; believes that the DNA of innocent people should not be retained in the National Database; notes that 2.3 million offenders do not have their DNA details on the database whereas around 730,000 innocent people do; further notes that Britain has the largest database of this kind in the world with the details of an estimated one in six of the adult population on it by 2012; and calls on the Home Secretary to respond by instructing local police authorities to destroy the DNA they hold where the person has not been convicted of an offence, including hundreds of thousands of innocent individuals.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Kingswood
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Tyne Bridge
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Luton North
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Eastleigh
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Wansbeck
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Colchester
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2009
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2008
Caernarfon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Batley and Spen

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.