House of Commons
IMMIGRATION DETENTION
EDM #293
Tabled 07 September 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the undercover journalism that led to the harrowing and disturbing footage broadcast during the BBC Panorama programme, Undercover: Britain's Immigration Secrets, on 4 September 2017; urges G4S to fully investigate any and all incidents of abuse and mistreatment by its staff towards people detained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre; is concerned that the UK remains the only country in Europe not to have a maximum time limit on the length of time an individual can be detained, despite the evidence that indefinite detention has a deleterious impact on the mental health of those detained; notes that in a Written Statement made in response to Stephen Shaw's report into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons on 14 January 2016, the then Immigration Minister set out a number of reforms that would lead to a reduction in the number of those detained, and the duration of detention before removal, in turn improving the welfare of those detained; further notes that in the year to June 2017, the Government detained 27,819 solely for immigration purposes, and more than 200 were detained for longer than one year; and calls on the Government urgently to implement reform of the use of immigration detention yo introduce a 28 day time limit and greater use of community-based alternatives to detention.

Signatures (38)

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.
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
14 September 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
09 October 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2017
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
12 September 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
09 October 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
09 October 2017
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
13 September 2017
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
26 October 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
13 September 2017
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
11 October 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
09 October 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
09 October 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
12 September 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 September 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
09 October 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
12 September 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
12 September 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
09 October 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
14 September 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
12 September 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
14 September 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
12 September 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
14 September 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 September 2017
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
09 October 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
12 September 2017
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
23 October 2017
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
09 October 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion