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SECRET EVIDENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1308: tabled on 21 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 93 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 believes the use of secret evidence in UK courts is fundamentally wrong; notes that secret evidence is evidence held by the Home Office against an individual that neither the individual, nor their legal representation, may see; further notes that in recent cases secret evidence has been used to detain individuals in prison for up to three years without charge or trial; further notes that these individuals may also be put under a control order or severe bail conditions, greatly limiting their movements and ability to lead a healthy life; further believes that the use of secret evidence by the state against individuals runs entirely contrary to Habeas Corpus; recognises the European Court of Human Rights' ruling that detaining individuals on the basis of secret evidence is unlawful because detainees had not been able to effectively challenge the allegations against them; and calls on the Government to begin an immediate independent review into the use of evidence that is not ever heard by the defendant or their lawyer but which is used to justify indefinite detention, severe bail conditions or control orders.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Lewes
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
South East Cornwall
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 23 April 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
Haltemprice and Howden
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hendon
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 May 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 30 April 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Eastleigh
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Thurrock
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Medway
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 May 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nuneaton
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2009
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Rochdale
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Nottingham South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2009
Wyre Forest
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 22 April 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 2009
Angus
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
Spelthorne
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2009
Perth and North Perthshire

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.