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RAISING LITERACY LEVELS IN PRISONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1246: tabled on 01 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 recognises the significant percentage of prisoners who have a basic literacy problem and for whom reading and writing are a massive barrier to rehabilitation and to future employment; believes that raising literacy levels and rehabilitation are linked and are enhanced by regular reading; and calls on the Government to reconsider its ban on books for prisoners.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Aberdeen South
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
City of Durham
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Rotherham
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Darlington
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 April 2014
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 April 2014
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 April 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 28 April 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2014
Edmonton
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 April 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 April 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Gateshead
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2014
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2014
Livingston
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Wigan
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
East Lothian
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2014
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Blaenau Gwent
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Kingston upon Hull East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2014
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2014
Bradford East
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.