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Visits To Prisoners By Journalists

EDM number 153 in 1992-93, proposed by Allan Rogers on 02/06/1992.

That this House deplores the provision in prison standing orders which prohibits visits to prisoners by journalists acting in their professional capacity other than in exceptional circumstances; considers that this is an unreasonable restriction on the right of prisoners and journalists to draw public attention to alleged miscarriages of justice and defects in the operation of the criminal justice and penal systems; notes that the prohibition is ineffective in preventing journalists who are not known to prison staff from visiting prisoners and effectively prohibits only well-known journalists about their cases; and calls on her Majesty's Government to amend prison orders to provide that journalists may visit prisoners provided that (a) this forms part of the prisoners' normal allocation of visits and (b) the journalist has not abused visiting arrangements in the past, serious journalism relating to alleged wrongful convictions or aspects of the treatment of offenders not being an abuse.

This motion has been signed by a total of 68 MPs.

Allan Rogers02/06/1992RhonddaProposed
William Powell02/06/1992CorbySigned
John Battle02/06/1992Leeds WestSigned
Kevin Barron02/06/1992Rother ValleySigned
Harry Barnes02/06/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Joe Ashton02/06/1992BassetlawSigned
Nick Ainger02/06/1992PembrokeSigned
George Foulkes02/06/1992Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Kenneth Eastham02/06/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ian Davidson02/06/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned
Eric Clarke02/06/1992MidlothianSigned
Menzies Campbell02/06/1992Fife North EastSigned
Chris Mullin02/06/1992Sunderland SouthSigned
Eric Martlew02/06/1992CarlisleSigned
Glenda Jackson02/06/1992Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Richard Shepherd02/06/1992Aldridge-BrownhillsSigned
Nick Raynsford02/06/1992GreenwichSigned
Jean Corston02/06/1992Bristol EastSigned
Michael Connarty03/06/1992Falkirk EastSigned
John Cummings03/06/1992EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe03/06/1992LeighSigned
Terry Davis03/06/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie03/06/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Norman Godman03/06/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tony Banks03/06/1992Newham North WestSigned
Peter Bottomley03/06/1992ElthamSigned
Dennis Turner03/06/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jim Wallace03/06/1992Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Mike Watson03/06/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Keith Bradley03/06/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale03/06/1992MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey03/06/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion03/06/1992Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden03/06/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Terry Lewis03/06/1992WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones03/06/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
David Hinchliffe03/06/1992WakefieldSigned
Peter Hardy03/06/1992WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross03/06/1992Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry03/06/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ronnie Campbell03/06/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Bill Etherington04/06/1992Sunderland NorthSigned
John Evans04/06/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Enright04/06/1992HemsworthSigned
Michael Clapham04/06/1992Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Joan Lestor04/06/1992EcclesSigned
Martyn Jones04/06/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Eric Illsley04/06/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Nick Harvey04/06/1992North DevonSigned
Gordon Oakes04/06/1992HaltonSigned
Nigel Jones05/06/1992CheltenhamSigned
Tony Lloyd08/06/1992StretfordSigned
Ian McCartney08/06/1992MakerfieldSigned
Austin Mitchell08/06/1992Great GrimsbySigned
Alex Carlile09/06/1992MontgomerySigned
Stephen Byers09/06/1992WallsendSigned
Colin Pickthall09/06/1992West LancashireSigned
Bob Cryer10/06/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Irene Adams10/06/1992Paisley NorthSigned
Jack Thompson10/06/1992WansbeckSigned
Richard Burden11/06/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Tommy Graham17/06/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Audrey Wise13/07/1992PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Geoff Hoon28/10/1992AshfieldSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/10/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Simon Hughes11/11/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
George Galloway12/11/1992Glasgow HillheadSigned

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