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WORK-RELATED STRESS AMONGST PRISON OFFICERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 546: tabled on 25 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 the independent report into work-related stress amongst prison officers commissioned by the Prison Officers' Association and conducted by Professor Dr Gail Kinman, Dr Andrew Clements and Jacqui Hart from the University of Bedfordshire; is deeply concerned at the findings of the report which irrefutably demonstrate the crisis which the prison system is now in, and the huge burden being carried by the staff and their families and the resultant impact upon prisoners and public safety; notes that the level of stress amongst prison officers is clearly in excess of that in other comparable services, that 65 per cent of prison officers often thought about leaving the prison sector, and that the Prison Service is failing to meet the widely recognised benchmarks of the Health and Safety Executive for wellbeing at work; further notes with concern the current record levels of the prison population, and the accompanying increase in prisoner suicides and assaults on staff; and calls on the Government to conduct an urgent inquiry into the prison system and the terms and conditions of those trying to professionally carry out an important public service under the most difficult of circumstances.

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.

Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
City of Durham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2015
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Edinburgh West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Aberdeen North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2014
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 December 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
South Antrim
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Stirling
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2014
Mansfield
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Great Grimsby
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Livingston
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2014
Eastleigh
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2014
Arfon
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.