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Prisoners On Remand

EDM number 126 in 2003-04, proposed by Paul Stinchcombe on 26/11/2003.

That this House notes that more than 50,000 people, innocent until proven guilty, are imprisoned each year awaiting trial; notes that half of prisoners on remand do not subsequently receive a custodial sentence; further notes that one in five people remanded in custody are eventually acquitted or have the proceedings against them terminated early with little or no compensation; understands that for all of these reasons Lord Woolf called for remand prisoners to have a separate statement of purpose, separate conditions and a lower security categorisation than convicted prisoners in his report into the Strangeways riot; is alarmed that, 12 years on, remand prisoners continue to be accommodated in some of the worst conditions in overcrowded local jails, conditions which the former Director of the Prison Service has called primitive; further notes, in particular, that many remand prisoners are sharing cells designed for one with convicted prisoners, that they can be locked up for up to 22 hours a day, and that more than a third of prison suicides last year were committed by people awaiting trial; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to act urgently both to improve the conditions for people awaiting trial in prison and to reduce the needless use of custodial remand.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Paul Stinchcombe26/11/2003WellingboroughLabourProposed
Valerie Davey26/11/2003Bristol WestLabourSigned
Betty Williams26/11/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Ann Widdecombe26/11/2003Maidstone & The WealdConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis26/11/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge26/11/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley26/11/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jane Griffiths26/11/2003Reading EastLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard26/11/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Edward Garnier26/11/2003HarboroughConservativeSigned
Huw Edwards26/11/2003MonmouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean26/11/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas26/11/2003CrosbyLabourSigned
Helen Clark26/11/2003PeterboroughLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2003GowerLabourSigned
Annette Brooke26/11/2003Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
George Mudie26/11/2003Leeds EastLabourSigned
Alan Meale26/11/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell26/11/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews26/11/2003MedwayLabourSigned
Alice Mahon26/11/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd26/11/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Jones26/11/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones26/11/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Julie Morgan26/11/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed27/11/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White27/11/2003North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Paul Tyler27/11/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas27/11/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Keetch27/11/2003HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson27/11/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Bob Russell27/11/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake27/11/2003Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook01/12/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/12/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing01/12/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara02/12/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty02/12/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox03/12/2003TootingLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes03/12/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Matthew Green04/12/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey04/12/2003Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham04/12/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Eric Illsley04/12/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lady Hermon08/12/2003North DownUUPSigned
Bill Etherington09/12/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Vera Baird10/12/2003RedcarLabourSigned
Rob Marris11/12/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Win Griffiths11/12/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Paul Marsden16/12/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Karen Buck18/12/2003Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke18/12/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Mike Wood18/12/2003Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Vincent Cable06/01/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter08/01/2004Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton20/01/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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