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DETENTION OF CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 139: tabled on 19 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 121 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 notes with concern that around 2,000 children are detained each year in immigration detention centres, some for periods of several months; further notes the opinion of Save the Children and the Children's Commissioner that this is unjustified and damaging; further notes that families with children are among the least likely to abscond; further notes that some EU and Commonwealth countries have successfully introduced solutions other than secure detention for families who have exhausted their asylum claims; and urgently calls on the Government to end the practice of holding children in immigration detention centres.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
Lewes
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Hove
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 December 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Leeds North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Broxtowe
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Torbay
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2010
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.