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Prison Escort Services And Contracting Out

EDM number 2417 in 1992-93, proposed by Barbara Roche on 26/07/1993.

That this House notes with displeasure the finding of the Prison Reform Trust that over 140 police and prison officer jobs have already been cut as a result of the Government's decision to ask Group Four to run part of the prison escort services; reminds the Government of ministers' claims that contracting out would release police and prison officers to concentrate on more skilled jobs; recalls that contracting out has actually led to the replacement of properly trained and paid staff with less well paid, less well trained and in some cases totally unqualified staff, including occasions where Group Four office staff have been asked to drive prisoners to court; and urges the Home Secretary to act in order to protect public safety and the care of prisoners rather than to increase the takings of companies who want to profit from the prison system.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Barbara Roche26/07/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenProposed
Mike O'Brien26/07/1993North WarwickshireSigned
Tony Banks26/07/1993Newham North WestSigned
Diane Abbott26/07/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
John Fraser26/07/1993NorwoodSigned
Derek Fatchett26/07/1993Leeds CentralSigned
Bill Etherington26/07/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Angela Eagle26/07/1993WallaseySigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody26/07/1993Crewe & NantwichSigned
Jean Corston26/07/1993Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/07/1993Islington NorthSigned
Eric Clarke26/07/1993MidlothianSigned
Estelle Morris26/07/1993Birmingham, YardleySigned
Paul Murphy26/07/1993TorfaenSigned
Bridget Prentice26/07/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Joan Ruddock26/07/1993Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Nigel Spearing26/07/1993Newham SouthSigned
Keith Hill26/07/1993StreathamSigned
Glenda Jackson26/07/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Tessa Jowell26/07/1993DulwichSigned
Alan Keen26/07/1993Feltham & HestonSigned
Henry McLeish26/07/1993Central FifeSigned
Audrey Wise27/07/1993PrestonSigned
Harry Barnes27/07/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Gunnell27/07/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Win Griffiths27/07/1993BridgendSigned
Andrew MacKinlay27/07/1993ThurrockSigned
Norman Godman27/07/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe27/07/1993Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jim Dowd27/07/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Frank Cook27/07/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Edward O'Hara27/07/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie27/07/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey27/07/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion27/07/1993Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden27/07/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone27/07/1993Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones27/07/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ernie Ross27/07/1993Dundee WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg27/10/1993Durham, City ofSigned

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