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VIOLENCE IN PRISONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2043: tabled on 31 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses grave concern at the soaring levels of violence in prisons as revealed by the most recent Safety in Custody statistics; is alarmed by the 20 per cent rise in the recorded number of yearly assault incidents across the prison estate in England and Wales to 33,803, and the six per cent rise in serious assaults to 3,949; is further alarmed by the 29 per cent rise in the recorded number of yearly assaults on prison staff to 10,085, and the 27 per cent rise in serious assaults on staff to 997; believes that this record level of violence against staff is a major factor behind the crisis in retention of prison officers, with low pay and a retirement age of 68 also contributing to rock-bottom officer morale; further believes that prison staffing must return to pre-2010 levels before this health and safety emergency can be properly tackled; and calls on the Government to reverse its cuts to the prisons budget and to develop a violence reduction strategy in collaboration with staff unions as a matter of urgency.

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.

Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Coventry South
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Bedford
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
West Lancashire
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Cardiff Central
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Hornsey and Wood Green
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2019
Knowsley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2019
Blackley and Broughton
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2019
Hartlepool
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2019
Arfon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2019
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 February 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2019
Blyth Valley
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2019
Strangford
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2019
Belfast East
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
South Antrim
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 February 2019
Ceredigion
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2019
Preston
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2019
High Peak
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 February 2019
Lagan Valley
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2019
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2019
Wakefield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.