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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1224: tabled on 30 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 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 two of the Government's most senior professional advisers, the Children's Commissioner for England and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, have stated unequivocally that Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, near Bedford, is `no place for a child'; further notes that their detailed reports, published respectively in February and March 2010, catalogue compelling reasons for concluding that the welfare of children is `clearly and adversely affected' at Yarl's Wood; believes that the reports make shameful reading for a country which prides itself in having the welfare of children at the heart of its legislation; further notes that both reports recommend greater attention by the relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and that the Children's Commissioner reports that the LSCB is already reviewing an allegation of sexually harmful behaviour between unrelated young children at Yarl's Wood; and further believes that immediate rectification is required to safeguard children in the Government's care at Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.