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INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO COMPASS ASYLUM CONTRACTS
EDM #1156
Tabled 25 February 2016
2015-16 Session
That this House expresses its serious concern about the allegations in The Times Scotland on Thursday 18 February of dehumanising treatment, neglect and poor standards of accommodation for those seeking asylum in the UK who have been dispersed to Glasgow; notes that these allegations pertain to Orchard and Shipman in particular, who have been sub-contracted by Serco, itself under contract from the Home Office, to deliver the lifeline public service of housing for women, children and men, many of whom come from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea; emphasises that we must always remember these are resilient but also deeply vulnerable fellow women, men and children who may have lost everything precious to them and made perilous journeys to seek refuge here and find a secure home; recommends that the seriousness of the allegations in The Times Scotland merit the fullest independent investigation; considers that a full and comprehensive inquiry or review into the Compass asylum accommodation contracts across the UK is now required, particularly given recent allegations concerning performance of the Compass contracts in Middlesbrough and Cardiff; and believes that all local authorities and communities, and the devolved governments where applicable, must be fully involved in any Home Office decisions to widen asylum dispersal including who they are expected to contract and work with in the provision of accommodation to asylum seekers.

Signatures (34)

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.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
02 March 2016
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
21 March 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
08 March 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 March 2016
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
29 February 2016
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
03 March 2016
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
09 March 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
23 March 2016
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
03 March 2016
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
29 February 2016
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
01 March 2016
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
29 February 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
01 March 2016
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion