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HUNGER STRIKE AT YARL'S WOOD IMMIGRATION REMOVAL CENTRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 919: tabled on 23 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 that women detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre have been on hunger strike since 5 February 2010 in protest against being detained for up to two years; condemns the detention of victims of rape and other torture, of mothers separated from their children and anyone who does not face imminent removal; believes that such detention flouts international conventions and UK immigration rules; requests that HM Inspector of Prisons urgently carries out an independent investigation into reports of violence, mistreatment and racist abuse from guards, being kettled for over five hours in a hallway, denied access to toilets and water and locked out in the freezing cold, which women have made to their lawyers, the media and supporters, including the All African Women's Group and Black Women's Rape Action Project; and calls for a moratorium on all removals and deportations of the women who took part in the hunger strike pending the results of that investigation.

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 5 March 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Coventry South
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 February 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Gloucester
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 1 March 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2010
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2010
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2010
Glasgow East
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Broxtowe
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 March 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Argyll and Bute
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Colchester
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Ealing, Southall
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Stockton South
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
Brent East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2010
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.