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Omasese Lumumba

EDM number 640 in 1993-94, proposed by Graham Allen on 21/02/1994.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Graham Allen21/02/1994Nottingham NorthProposed
Bridget Prentice22/02/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Harry Barnes22/02/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Jim Dowd22/02/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Michael Connarty22/02/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke22/02/1994MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale22/02/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey22/02/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion22/02/1994Dundee EastSigned
Lynne Jones22/02/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Heppell22/02/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy22/02/1994WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross22/02/1994Dundee WestSigned
Mike Watson23/02/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Dennis Turner23/02/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Tony Banks23/02/1994Newham North WestSigned
Janet Anderson23/02/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Andrew Faulds23/02/1994Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie23/02/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jeremy Corbyn23/02/1994Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen23/02/1994LeytonSigned
Keith Bradley23/02/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie23/02/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Illsley23/02/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Robert Parry23/02/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Jean Corston23/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
John Gunnell24/02/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Bill Etherington24/02/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Derek Enright24/02/1994HemsworthSigned
Terry Davis24/02/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Rhodri Morgan24/02/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Eddie Loyden24/02/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone25/02/1994Brent EastSigned
Max Madden28/02/1994Bradford WestSigned
Keith Hill28/02/1994StreathamSigned
John Garrett28/02/1994Norwich SouthSigned
Tommy Graham28/02/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall28/02/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Peter Kilfoyle01/03/1994Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Paddy Tipping01/03/1994SherwoodSigned
Neil Gerrard03/03/1994WalthamstowSigned
Martyn Jones04/03/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Terry Rooney15/03/1994Bradford NorthSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned

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