House of Commons
IMMIGRATION DETENTION OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE AND OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE
EDM #696
Tabled 14 December 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with concern the recent High Court judgment against the Government which found that the Home Office 's redefinition of torture in its flagship Adults at Risk immigration detention policy was unlawful; further notes that Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that the Home Office's decision to narrow the definition of torture lacked a rational or evidence base; understands that many victims of torture and other vulnerable people are held in UK immigration detention centres; recognises that legal judgments and medical research have provided extensive evidence that immigration detention can seriously harm the mental health of detainees, particularly those who have suffered previously from ill treatment; calls on the Home Office to ensure its review of the Adults at Risk policy includes consultation with NGO stakeholders; and urges the Government to honour the promises made after the Shaw Report to strengthen and improve the protections for identifying and securing the release of vulnerable adults at risk of harm in immigration detention, as well as requiring that those with evidence of a history of torture or severe physical, psychological or sexual violence or other ill treatment are not detained for immigration purposes except in very exceptional circumstances.

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
22 January 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
21 December 2017
Benn, Hilary
Labour
28 March 2018
Berger, Luciana
Labour
20 December 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
22 January 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
06 March 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
22 February 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
31 January 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Bryant, Chris
Labour
24 January 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
20 December 2017
Burden, Richard
Labour
20 December 2017
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
20 December 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
10 January 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
19 December 2017
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
20 December 2017
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
20 December 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
19 December 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
22 February 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
10 January 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
20 February 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
10 January 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
22 January 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2017
Davies, Geraint
Labour
06 February 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
22 January 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
18 December 2017
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
20 December 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 February 2018
Efford, Clive
Labour
13 March 2018
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
19 January 2018
Evans, Chris
Labour
31 January 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
08 January 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
31 January 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
20 December 2017
Frith, James
Labour
09 January 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
20 December 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
20 December 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
22 January 2018
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
20 December 2017
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
19 December 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
21 December 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
20 December 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
24 January 2018
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
20 December 2017
Grogan, John
Labour
08 February 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
20 December 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
20 December 2017
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
20 February 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 December 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
20 December 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2018
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
21 December 2017
Hoey, Kate
Labour
30 January 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
20 December 2017
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
29 January 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
24 January 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
24 January 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
21 December 2017
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
20 December 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
09 January 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
25 January 2018
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Independent
23 January 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2018
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
13 March 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
30 January 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
19 January 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
20 December 2017
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
21 December 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
22 January 2018
McGinn, Conor
Labour
10 January 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
20 February 2018
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
08 January 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
21 December 2017
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
08 January 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
30 January 2018
Murray, Ian
Labour
25 January 2018
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
08 January 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
10 January 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
23 January 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
20 December 2017
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
15 January 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
19 December 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
29 January 2018
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
23 January 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
20 December 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
15 January 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
18 December 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
20 December 2017
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
30 January 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
15 January 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
29 January 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
11 January 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
19 December 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
18 December 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
26 February 2018
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2018
Stringer, Graham
Labour
26 February 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2018
Tami, Mark
Labour
20 February 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Twist, Liz
Labour
22 February 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
07 February 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
19 December 2017
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
19 December 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
11 January 2018
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
20 December 2017
Williamson, Chris
Labour
06 February 2018
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
18 December 2017
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
21 December 2017
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