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Alcohol, Crime And Prisons

EDM number 415 in 2003-04, proposed by Paul Stinchcombe on 14/01/2004.

That this House notes that about 40,000 of the 74,000 prisoners in England and Wales admit to hazardous drinking, carrying the risk of physical or mental harm, and that of these about half have a severe alcohol dependency; further notes that the latest British Crime Survey found that almost half of the victims of violent crime say the perpetrator was under the influence of alcohol at the time the offence was committed; further notes that the annual estimated cost of alcohol-related crime and disorder is around ú7.3 billion; is alarmed that the Prison Service has no alcohol harm reduction strategy and that a recent internal Prison Service survey found that just one of the 138 gaols in England and Wales had dedicated policies in place to provide treatment or support to prisoners with drink problems; understands that for all these reasons the Chief Inspector of Prisons has expressed concern that, at present, alcohol treatment programmes are tied into programmes designed for drug abuse so that there is nothing specifically ring-fenced for prisoners with alcohol problems; further notes, in particular, that on release from prison people with alcohol problems struggle to receive help because of the chronic shortage of services in the community; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government urgently to introduce an alcohol harm reduction strategy for the Prison Service, supported by the NHS, and backed up by sufficient extra investment to provide prisons with ring-fenced funding for programmes to assist offenders with alcohol problems.

This motion has been signed by a total of 76 MPs.

Paul Stinchcombe14/01/2004WellingboroughLabourProposed
Vera Baird14/01/2004RedcarLabourSigned
Jim Cousins15/01/2004Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Rudi Vis15/01/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes15/01/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard15/01/2004WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore15/01/2004HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/01/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Keith Bradley15/01/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt15/01/2004CrawleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell15/01/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alice Mahon15/01/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd15/01/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones15/01/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon15/01/2004Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Bob Russell15/01/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden19/01/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Betty Williams19/01/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington19/01/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty19/01/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox19/01/2004TootingLabourSigned
Martin Caton19/01/2004GowerLabourSigned
Vincent Cable19/01/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed19/01/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/01/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke20/01/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Ross Cranston20/01/2004Dudley NorthLabourSigned
John Austin20/01/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Hywel Francis21/01/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Mike Wood21/01/2004Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge21/01/2004Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock21/01/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Garnier21/01/2004HarboroughConservativeSigned
Janet Dean21/01/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Frank Cook21/01/2004Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale21/01/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara21/01/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
David Kidney21/01/2004StaffordLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/01/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jon Owen Jones21/01/2004Cardiff CentralLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bob Spink21/01/2004Castle PointConservativeSigned
Julie Morgan21/01/2004Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
George Mudie21/01/2004Leeds EastLabourSigned
Paul Tyler22/01/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White22/01/2004North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Michael Clapham22/01/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Simon Hughes22/01/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh22/01/2004SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen26/01/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas26/01/2004CrosbyLabourSigned
David Drew26/01/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Matthew Green26/01/2004LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake27/01/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Huw Edwards27/01/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley27/01/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Phil Sawford29/01/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Bill Tynan29/01/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith29/01/2004Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Martin O'Neill29/01/2004OchilLabourSigned
John Barrett02/02/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton04/02/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Turner04/02/2004Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Marsden05/02/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Hilton Dawson05/02/2004Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Rob Marris05/02/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd05/02/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andy Reed05/02/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Win Griffiths11/02/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins12/02/2004TamworthLabourSigned
David Crausby24/02/2004Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Hamilton26/02/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Ernie Ross01/03/2004Dundee WestLabourSigned
Valerie Davey02/03/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Nick Brown17/03/2004Newcastle upon Tyne East & WallsendLabourSigned
Tony Clarke23/03/2004Northampton SouthLabourSigned

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