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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1250: tabled on 14 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 concerned by the recently published HM Inspectorate of Probation report on HM Prison Leicester; notes the report findings which state that HMP Leicester is currently 50 per cent above capacity with 325 inmates; further notes that levels of self-harm at HMP Leicester have increased by 50 per cent since December 2013; is further concerned at the budgetary cuts forced on the prison as well as the lack of leadership from local management identified by the Inspectors; commends the dedication and professionalism of staff despite ongoing staff cuts and an increased prison population; believes that refurbishing the establishment would give HMP Leicester the capacity and ability to provide offenders and staff with a safer, more decent and secure environment in which to deliver the rehabilitation work the Government wants; and calls on the Government to invest in HMP Leicester to ensure a safer environment for inmates and staff and to ensure inmates receive the support they need to ensure that incidents of self-harm and suicide are eradicated.