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EDM number 288 in 1991-92, proposed by Sylvia Heal on 27/11/1991.

That this House regrets that neither the Woolf Report nor the Government White Paper on Prison Reform make any significant mention of the outstanding problems facing women prisoners; views with concern the findings of recent research, that women with fewer convictions are more likely to be sent to prison than their male counterparts and that women prisoners are punished more frequently than men; believes that separating babies and children from their mothers restricts the development of the child and can do long-term damage to the relationship; recommends that prison, as the most serious sanction available to the criminal justice system, should be used only as a last resort for women convicted of minor offences, pregnant women or those who have dependent children; and calls upon the Government to reverse the decision, taken when the Conservatives were elected to office in 1979, to abandon the only review of women's prisons, and to treat reforming the women's prison system as a principal objective of public policy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 79 MPs, 4 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Sylvia Heal27/11/1991Staffordshire MidProposed
Frank Doran27/11/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Nigel Griffiths27/11/1991Edinburgh SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/11/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody27/11/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned
Alexander Eadie27/11/1991MidlothianSigned
Derek Enright27/11/1991HemsworthSigned
John Evans27/11/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Fatchett27/11/1991Leeds CentralSigned
Maria Fyfe27/11/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Sam Galbraith27/11/1991Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned
John Gilbert27/11/1991Dudley EastSigned
Norman Godman27/11/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Llin Golding27/11/1991Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Mildred Gordon27/11/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
Irene Adams27/11/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Bruce Grocott27/11/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Hilary Armstrong27/11/1991North West DurhamSigned
Harry Barnes27/11/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Kevin Barron27/11/1991Rother ValleySigned
Stuart Bell27/11/1991MiddlesbroughSigned
Joe Benton27/11/1991BootleSigned
Gerry Bermingham27/11/1991St Helens SouthSigned
Paul Boateng27/11/1991Brent SouthSigned
Joan Walley27/11/1991Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Gareth Wardell27/11/1991GowerSigned
Tom Cox27/11/1991TootingSigned
Ron Davies27/11/1991CaerphillySigned
Max Madden27/11/1991Bradford WestSigned
Joyce Quin27/11/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Joan Ruddock27/11/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Andrew Smith27/11/1991Oxford EastSigned
Peter Snape27/11/1991West Bromwich EastSigned
Clive Soley27/11/1991HammersmithSigned
Peter Hardy27/11/1991WentworthSigned
David Hinchliffe27/11/1991WakefieldSigned
Doug Hoyle27/11/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Robert Hughes27/11/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Eric Illsley27/11/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Joan Lestor27/11/1991EcclesSigned
Harry Cohen27/11/1991LeytonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours27/11/1991WorkingtonSigned
Roland Boyes27/11/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara27/11/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Mo Mowlam27/11/1991RedcarSigned
Alf Morris27/11/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Bill Michie27/11/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ian McCartney27/11/1991MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion27/11/1991Dundee EastSigned
Jim Marshall27/11/1991Leicester SouthSigned
Adam Ingram27/11/1991East KilbrideSigned
John Battle28/11/1991Leeds WestSigned
Brian Sedgemore28/11/1991Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Peter Hain28/11/1991NeathSigned
Keith Bradley28/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes28/11/1991HaltonSigned
William McKelvey28/11/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Kim Howells28/11/1991PontypriddSigned
Ernie Ross28/11/1991Dundee WestSigned
Alan Meale28/11/1991MansfieldSigned
Peter Pike29/11/1991BurnleySigned
Peter Kilfoyle02/12/1991Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Frank Cook02/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Huw Edwards02/12/1991MonmouthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe03/12/1991LeighSigned
Jack Thompson03/12/1991WansbeckSigned
John Cummings03/12/1991EasingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell03/12/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Jeff Rooker03/12/1991Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Chris Smith04/12/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Gerry Steinberg04/12/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Dennis Turner04/12/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Martin Redmond09/12/1991Don ValleySigned
Win Griffiths12/12/1991BridgendSigned
Audrey Wise25/02/1992PrestonSigned
Alice MahonUnknownWithdrawn
Eddie LoydenUnknownWithdrawn
Dennis SkinnerUnknownWithdrawn
Dawn PrimaroloUnknownWithdrawn

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