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European Federation Of Public Services Union European Action Day

EDM number 1029 in 2007-08, proposed by John McDonnell on 25/02/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Prisons and Alternatives to prison.

That this House notes that on 28th February 2008, the European Federation of Public Service Unions and its affiliates from 10 countries including the Public and Commercial Services Union and the Royal College of Nursing in the United Kingdom are organising a European Action Day to raise awareness on the European-wide issue of prison overcrowding; further notes that with the prison population increasing in almost all EU countries over the past decade to currently stand at over 600,000, a majority of prisons in Europe are facing overcrowding problems with more prisoners than establishments can accommodate in a physically and psychologically healthy and humane way; further notes that there are on average 25 per cent. more detainees than facilities are designed for; and calls on the Government to work with trade unions and other stakeholders within the criminal justice system to improve the working and living conditions in prisons and to reduce the numbers of prisoners by improving and investing in prevention, legal protection, alternatives to imprisonment and rehabilitation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John McDonnell25/02/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
David Heath25/02/2008Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd25/02/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSeconded
Andrew George25/02/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Dismore26/02/2008HendonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley26/02/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Roger Berry26/02/2008KingswoodLabourSigned
David Drew26/02/2008StroudLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/02/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/02/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen26/02/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Michael Clapham26/02/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/02/2008GowerLabourSigned
Colin Burgon26/02/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Alan Meale26/02/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Lynne Jones26/02/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan27/02/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Robert Wareing27/02/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis27/02/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock27/02/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson27/02/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/02/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Simon Hughes27/02/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Havard27/02/2008Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Bob Russell28/02/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan29/02/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Simpson04/03/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Clive Efford04/03/2008ElthamLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott05/03/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark05/03/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Mike Wood05/03/2008Batley and SpenLabourSigned
John Austin05/03/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Julie Morgan06/03/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady10/03/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Bill Etherington11/03/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mark Williams11/03/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams12/03/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland26/03/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell21/04/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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