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Action For Prisoners Families And 1st Anniversary Of Helpline

EDM number 931 in 2003-04, proposed by Annette Brooke on 29/03/2004.

That this House commends the work of Action for Prisoners' Families, the national charity dedicated to supporting prisoners' families, providing them with vital information to help them cope with the trauma of dealing with the imprisonment of a loved one; celebrates the first anniversary of the charity's helpline, which has received over 5,500 calls in its first year, congratulates the publication of The Outsiders, a new series of survival guides for families of prisoners; notes the massive increase in the prison population, now at a record 75,000, which affects ever more families and children who often suffer in silence, feel guilty by association and are isolated and confused by the criminal justice system; welcomes calls for fewer women to be given custodial sentences which separate 17,000 children from their mothers; and calls on the Government and new National Offender Management Service to take account of the needs of children and families affected by imprisonment through the provision of more information by placing prisoners closer to home and encouraging the use of more community service sentences.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Annette Brooke29/03/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell30/03/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones30/03/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden30/03/2004Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara30/03/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed30/03/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell30/03/2004Fife North EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer30/03/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew George30/03/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas30/03/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Meale31/03/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Rudi Vis31/03/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes31/03/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Edward Garnier31/03/2004HarboroughConservativeSigned
Martin Caton31/03/2004GowerLabourSigned
Patsy Calton31/03/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce31/03/2004GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes31/03/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler01/04/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley01/04/2004RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean01/04/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Hilton Dawson01/04/2004Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Edward Davey01/04/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable01/04/2004TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid01/04/2004Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh01/04/2004SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan01/04/2004Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Tom Cox01/04/2004TootingLabourSigned
Syd Rapson19/04/2004Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty19/04/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Tony Colman19/04/2004PutneyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/04/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor19/04/2004Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams19/04/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Roger Williams19/04/2004Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock20/04/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Huw Edwards20/04/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch20/04/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Pope20/04/2004HyndburnLabourSigned
Tom Brake20/04/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/04/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell21/04/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Richard Burden21/04/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Tony Baldry21/04/2004BanburyConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell22/04/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen22/04/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/04/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh23/04/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Rob Marris28/04/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Sarah Teather29/04/2004Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
David Cairns04/05/2004Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
John Barrett04/05/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington05/05/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham01/07/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Terry DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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