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PRISON CLOSURES AND PRIVATISATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 932: tabled on 16 January 2013

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 is concerned by the Government's recent announcement that seven of Her Majesty's prisons in Bullwood Hall, Camp Hill, Canterbury, Gloucester, Kingston, Shepton Mallet and Shrewsbury are to be closed at a time when the prison population is high and prisons are already overcrowded; notes that this will put further pressure on remaining prisons, make rehabilitating prisoners more difficult and put safety at risk; further notes that as well as damaging prison services it will lead to massive job losses harming the economies of the local communities where the prisons are based; further notes that with the Government announcing in November that four more prisons are to be privatised, the decision to close public prisons and build new blocks in three private prisons will mean a higher proportion of jails are now being run for profit; and calls on the Government to launch an independent review of prison privatisation and for them to reconsider the proposals to close these prisons and to focus on reducing prison overcrowding through improving rehabilitation and reducing reoffending.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.