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Detention Of Asylum Seekers From Democratic Republic Of Congo

EDM number 1843 in 2007-08, proposed by Rudi Vis on 19/06/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Asylum and Human rights.

That this House calls for the immediate release of all asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are still being held in immigration detention centres around the UK, including one in Belmarsh Prison, as their deportation is not imminent while the DRC country guidance is being appealed against; and considers that their continued detention, in some cases far in excess of 12 months, is becoming unlawful, as it is blatantly punitive rather than administrative.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Rudi Vis19/06/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley19/06/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Lynne Jones19/06/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/06/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell23/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
David Drew24/06/2008StroudLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer24/06/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Mark Durkan24/06/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew George24/06/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing24/06/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Dai Davies25/06/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Dari Taylor25/06/2008Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/06/2008GowerLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty25/06/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/06/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Karen Buck26/06/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders30/06/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock30/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Devine01/07/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson02/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard07/07/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Anderson09/07/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
John Leech09/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey15/07/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin06/10/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned

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