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INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO COMPASS ASYLUM CONTRACTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1156: tabled on 25 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 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.

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
Signed on 1 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Falkirk
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Stirling
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Strangford
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.