House of Commons
INDEFINITE DETENTION
EDM #457
Tabled 25 October 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House is deeply concerned that the UK detains people indefinitely under immigration rules, is the only country in Europe without a time limit on detention and that people can be detained for months and years on end without knowing when they will be released; notes that in the year to June 2017, 27,819 people were detained and that of the nearly 3,000 people detained in June 2017 over half had been locked up for more than 28 days, 271 people for over six months and that 52 per cent of those released from detention were returned to the community; observes that successive reports by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Migration and Refugees in 2015 and Stephen Shaw in 2016 have demonstrated indefinite detention to have a damaging effect on the health of the people concerned; and calls on the Government urgently to reform immigration detention by introducing a 28-day time limit.

Signatures (41)

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
21 November 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Carden, Dan
Labour
03 November 2017
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2017
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
06 November 2017
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
31 October 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
11 December 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
06 November 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 November 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
20 December 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
11 December 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
31 October 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
02 November 2017
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
29 November 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
01 November 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
30 November 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
31 October 2017
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
09 October 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
02 November 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
03 November 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
01 November 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
31 October 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
31 October 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
06 November 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
06 November 2017
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
27 November 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
27 November 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
30 October 2017
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
14 November 2017
Twist, Liz
Labour
15 November 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
31 October 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
19 December 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion