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P.c. Steven Guscott

EDM number 1331 in 1993-94, proposed by Michael Shersby on 15/06/1994.

That this House views with concern the award of ú50 compensation by magistrates to a youth who was subject to action taken by Police Constable Steven Guscott who experienced extreme provocation in the course of doing his duty of protecting elderly pensioners; recognises that whilst it is not permitted for police officers to slap a young peron in today's society nevertheless considers that the requirement to pay compensation appears to tip the balance of justice in favour of the offender and sends entirely the wrong message to youngsters who misbehave, openly defy the police and cause misery to law-abiding citizens; and calls upon the magistracy to have appropriate regard for the difficult job performed by dedicated officers when considering such cases, and to exercise their discretion in such a way that will command wide public support. (Relevant registered interest declared).

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Michael Shersby15/06/1994UxbridgeProposed
Paul Marland15/06/1994Gloucestershire WestSigned
Anthony Durant15/06/1994Reading WestSigned
Christopher Gill15/06/1994LudlowSigned
Teddy Taylor15/06/1994Southend EastSigned
Richard Tracey15/06/1994SurbitonSigned
David Nicholson16/06/1994TauntonSigned
Michael Stephen16/06/1994ShorehamSigned
Michael Stern16/06/1994Bristol North WestSigned
Nigel Waterson17/06/1994EastbourneSigned
Nicholas Winterton20/06/1994MacclesfieldSigned
Vivian Bendall20/06/1994Ilford NorthSigned
Anthony Grant20/06/1994Cambridge South WestSigned
Elizabeth Peacock21/06/1994Batley & SpenSigned
Rachel Squire21/06/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
James Hill21/06/1994Southampton, TestSigned
James Couchman21/06/1994GillinghamSigned
Andrew Faulds21/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Russell Johnston22/06/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
John Butcher22/06/1994Coventry South WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg22/06/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Ann Winterton22/06/1994CongletonSigned
Ivan Lawrence23/06/1994BurtonSigned
Patrick Nicholls23/06/1994TeignbridgeSigned

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