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OMASESE LUMUMBA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 640: tabled on 21 February 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that it is over two years since the death in Pentonville Prison of asylum-seeker Omasese Lumumba; notes that despite an inquest jury verdict of unlawful killing no prison officers involved in his death are to be prosecuted; calls on the Government to institute a full and genuinely independent public inquiry into this matter and, in addition, to review the use of force and restraint on imprisoned and detained people; believes that the internal prison report into the death of Omasese Lumumba needs to be published; believes further that his death illustrates serious deficiencies in the procedures applied to the detention of asylum-seekers in the United Kingdom; calls on the Government to review these procedures to ensure that all asylum-seekers, including those who are detained, are treated in accordance with the best international standards; considers that reform of the procedures for asylum-seekers should include advising asylum-seekers, in a language which is fully comprehensible to them, of the nature of the procedures and their rights under them; believes that each detained person should be provided with written reasons for the detention and should be brought promptly before a judicial authority where the authorities of the United Kingdom must prove that the detention is both necessary and recognised as legitimate by international standards; and considers that all asylum-seekers should be given access to a lawyer, their families, the UNHCR or any other appropriate body and that each asylum-seeker should be given at an early stage a comprehensive interview by the Home Office Asylum Division official who is dealing with their specific claim for asylum.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Bristol East
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Sunderland North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Warley East
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1994
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Norwich South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1994
Walthamstow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Streatham
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1994
Clwyd South West
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1994
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Liverpool, Garston
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Bradford West
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Cardiff West
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Lewisham East
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Dundee West
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.