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Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences: Justice Committee report

EDM (Early Day Motion) 591: tabled on 15 November 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Justice Committee's report on Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences, which were introduced under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to detain people in prison who posed a significant risk of causing harm to the public; notes that IPP sentences were abolished prospectively, but not retrospectively, by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; further notes that there were 2,926 IPP prisoners in England and Wales as of 30 June 2022, of which 1,492 had never been released and 1,434 had been recalled to custody, which is expected to rise sharply over the next few years; agrees with the Committee's recommendations calling for significant reform of the operation of IPP sentences, and especially its key recommendation that the Government legislate to enable a resentencing exercise for all IPP-sentenced individuals, except for those who have successfully had their licence terminated; believes that, a decade after the prospective abolition of the IPP sentence, it is time for the Government to take steps to bring certainty and hope to those prisoners still serving a sentence that has since been discredited; calls on the Government to respond to the Committee in a timely fashion and to accept its recommendations in full; and further calls on the Government to make Parliamentary time available, at the earliest opportunity, for the legislation necessary to enable a resentencing exercise.

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.

McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2022
Middlesbrough
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2022
Battersea
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2022
Jarrow
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2022
City of Durham
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 November 2022
Ceredigion
Rees, Christina
Independent
Signed on 15 November 2022
Neath
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 15 November 2022
Islington North
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2022
Gateshead
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2022
Strangford
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2022
Rochdale
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2022
Cynon Valley
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2022
Streatham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2022
Leicester East
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2022
Warrington North
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2022
Garston and Halewood
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2022
Leeds East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2022
Birkenhead
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Salford and Eccles
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Birmingham, Hall Green
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2022
York Central
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2022
Lewisham East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2023
Arfon
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2023
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.