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PRISON OVERCROWDING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 129: tabled on 15 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 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 appalled at the Government's admission of erroneous figures regarding the prison population and possible overcrowding; recognises that organisations such as the Justice Unions' Parliamentary Group, the Prison Officers Association, and the Howard League for Penal Reform have long warned the Government that prisons are dangerously full; notes with concern that the Ministry of Justice accepts that in some circumstances two or even three prisoners have been sharing a cell designed for one person; further notes the dangerous implications of an overcrowded prison estate for the safety of both inmates and staff; and calls on the Government to launch an urgent review to discover why the public have been misled on the issue of prison overcrowding and to ensure that this issue is tackled as a matter of priority to ensure that prisoners, staff and the public are safe.

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.

Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Bolton North East
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Bristol West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 June 2015
Foyle
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haigh, Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Sheffield, Heeley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2015
North Down
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2015
Norwich South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
York Central
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Mansfield
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Edmonton
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 June 2015
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Bolsover
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2015
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
East Antrim
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.