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Increase In Women Prisoners

EDM number 321 in 1998-99, proposed by Paul Flynn on 11/02/1999.

That this House is gravely concerned that the projected rate of increase of women prisoners is 15 per cent., compared with 5 per cent. for men; is alarmed that in some prisons the majority of women prisoners are on remand with only a small minority re-entering to serve a sentence; notes with concern that women prisoners have little or no opportunity to arrange for accommodation and care arrangements for the child/dependant before imprisonment; deplores the fact that 50 per cent. of women prisoners are in prison for drugs offences; is concerned that 76 per cent. of women in remand and 53 per cent. of sentenced women suffer a form of mental disorder; is surprised that the Government is unable to offer information on the prescription of neuroleptic drugs to women prisoners; and calls for fewer custodial sentences for women prisoners and greater openness of prison procedures.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Paul Flynn11/02/1999Newport WestLabourProposed
John Austin15/02/1999Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Bob Russell16/02/1999ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson16/02/1999Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones16/02/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Tom Cox16/02/1999TootingLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/02/1999Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing16/02/1999Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Audrey Wise22/02/1999PrestonLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge22/02/1999Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/02/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/03/1999KeighleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones04/03/1999CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell05/03/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie11/03/1999Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis17/03/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew George24/03/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ken Livingstone05/05/1999Brent EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott10/05/1999Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned

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