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Public Inquiry Into Detainees

EDM number 866 in 1993-94, proposed by Graham Allen on 15/03/1994.

That this House is greatly concerned about Government policy on detainees in general and by events at Campsfield detention centre in Oxfordshire in particular; believes that the very large number of detainees on hunger strike, by some estimates 130 individuals out of a potential 200, necessitates a full and genuinely independent public inquiry; believes further that allegations of attempted force-feeding need to be addressed as a matter of urgency; deplores the culture of secrecy and evasion that surrounds events at Campsfield; is appalled that the Home Office is unable to provide basic information, such as the precise number of individuals held in detention at Campsfield, the length of time for which they have been detained and the estimated time that it will take to process their claims for asylum; and believes further that events at Campsfield signify the utter failure of the Government's unethical and unworkable policy of mass detention of asylum-seekers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Graham Allen15/03/1994Nottingham NorthProposed
Ken Purchase15/03/1994Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Bridget Prentice16/03/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Hugh Bayley16/03/1994York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes16/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall16/03/1994Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell16/03/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/03/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings16/03/1994EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke16/03/1994MidlothianSigned
Edward O'Hara16/03/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie16/03/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale16/03/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey16/03/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney16/03/1994MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion16/03/1994Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden16/03/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Heppell16/03/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy16/03/1994WentworthSigned
Alan Simpson16/03/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Ernie Ross16/03/1994Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry16/03/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tony Banks17/03/1994Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman17/03/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Derek Enright17/03/1994HemsworthSigned
Jim Dowd17/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/03/1994Islington NorthSigned
Keith Bradley17/03/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Lynne Jones17/03/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Terry Davis17/03/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Peter Pike18/03/1994BurnleySigned
Barbara Roche18/03/1994Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Dennis Skinner18/03/1994BolsoverSigned
Neil Gerrard18/03/1994WalthamstowSigned
Mike Watson18/03/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Paddy Tipping21/03/1994SherwoodSigned
Tom Cox21/03/1994TootingSigned
Alex Carlile21/03/1994MontgomerySigned
Joan Ruddock21/03/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Clive Soley22/03/1994HammersmithSigned
Martyn Jones22/03/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Nigel Jones22/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
Ken Livingstone23/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Tommy Graham23/03/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bill Etherington24/03/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Nick Ainger24/03/1994PembrokeSigned
Dennis Turner24/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Geoffrey Robinson29/03/1994Coventry North WestSigned
Michael Clapham29/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jack Thompson21/04/1994WansbeckSigned
Michael Connarty27/04/1994Falkirk EastSigned

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