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DETENTION OF TORTURE SURVIVORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 95: tabled on 21 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 Medical Justice's new report, The Second Torture: The Immigration Detention of Torture Survivors, which demonstrates how the UK Border Agency is failing to fulfil its statutory duty to safeguard torture survivors, as outlined in Rule 35 (3) of the Detention Centre Rules 2001; notes with concern that the poor implementation of Rule 35 has been raised by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, the Joint Committee on Human Rights and non-governmental organisations for nine years, highlighting the continued failure to identify and release torture victims from immigration detention; urges the Government to take the necessary steps to safeguard this group; calls for an independent audit of the Rule 35 process to assess its effectiveness; and calls on the Government to launch an independent inquiry if the results of such an audit do not adequately demonstrate that Rule 35 is functioning effectively.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
North Tyneside
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2012
Peterborough
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Bolsover
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 September 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.