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PROBATION SERVICE PRIVATISATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 500: tabled on 10 September 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 deeply concerned by the Government's plans to outsource almost 70 per cent of the probation service in England and Wales, including the supervision of low to medium risk offenders, to private security firms such as G4S and Serco; notes the recent revelations regarding the competency of both security firms in the justice sector; further notes, with concern, the possible risks to public safety and the reputation of the service should it be outsourced which was highlighted by the Government in its restricted Ministry of Justice risk register; recognises that the probation service is at present meeting or exceeding all of its targets and has won the prestigious British Quality Foundation Award for Excellence; and calls on the Government to take into account the views of trade unions, charities and those who responded to the Transforming Rehabilitation consultation, most of whom voiced their overwhelming rejection of Government plans, and abandon proceeding with its privatisation agenda.

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 29 October 2013
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2013
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Rotherham
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2013
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 September 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 November 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 September 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 11 September 2013
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Jarrow
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2013
Cheltenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 September 2013
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 October 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2013
South Antrim
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2013
Gateshead
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2013
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Bolsover
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
West Bromwich East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.