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Home Office Guidance On Paedophiles

EDM number 323 in 1996-97, proposed by Ken Livingstone on 06/12/1996.

That this House deplores the legal advice of the Home Office Probation Unit issued to chief probation officers on 29th October, that 'there is indeed no legal obligation on the Probation Service to advise employers about the convictions of' high risk paedophiles and that to do so would risk costs being awarded against the Probation Service; congratulates the Association of Chief Officers of probation whose protests led to the withdrawal of this advice in a Home Office circular dated 7th November which went on to state 'that proper guidance is now needed, and we shall press on with this in consultation with Association of Chief Officers of Probation as a matter of urgency'; further notes that a month has now passed since the second circular; and urges the Home Secretary to make a statement to this House in which he makes clear beyond any doubt that the protection of innocent children must take priority over all other considerations and, in that spirit, to recognise that this is not a partisan issue and that he would have the co-operation of all parties if he would reverse his decision not to legislate in this Session for the protection of children from paedophiles.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Ken Livingstone06/12/1996Brent EastProposed
Tom Cox09/12/1996TootingSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe09/12/1996LeighSigned
Norman Godman09/12/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans10/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes10/12/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Andrew Faulds10/12/1996Warley EastSigned
Liz Lynne10/12/1996RochdaleSigned
Robert Litherland10/12/1996Manchester CentralSigned
Nigel Jones10/12/1996CheltenhamSigned
Lynne Jones10/12/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones10/12/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Maria Fyfe11/12/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Dennis Turner11/12/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping11/12/1996SherwoodSigned
Ian Davidson11/12/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/12/1996Islington NorthSigned
Michael Connarty11/12/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Richard Burden11/12/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
David Nicholson11/12/1996TauntonSigned
Bill Michie11/12/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale11/12/1996MansfieldSigned
David Marshall11/12/1996Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Eric Clarke11/12/1996MidlothianSigned
Colin Pickthall12/12/1996West LancashireSigned
Gordon Prentice12/12/1996PendleSigned
William Ross12/12/1996East LondonderrySigned
John Heppell12/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Eddie Loyden12/12/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Roy Beggs12/12/1996East AntrimSigned
Max Madden16/12/1996Bradford WestSigned
Keith Bradley17/12/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
James Callaghan17/12/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Hugh Bayley17/12/1996York, City ofSigned
Martyn Jones18/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Win Griffiths16/01/1997BridgendSigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Michael Clapham23/01/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Dafydd Wigley28/01/1997CaernarfonSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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