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PROBATION BIOMETRIC MACHINES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 179: tabled on 12 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 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 expresses its concern that the probation service in England and Wales is intending, on a pilot basis, to introduce biometric machines to which offenders on community orders or licence would report; understands that the machine would ask the offender basic questions and use a finger print in order to recognise the individual; believes that such machines should not be used to replace, in any circumstances, face-to-face contact with experienced probation staff; and urges the Government as a matter of urgency to review this policy.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.