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Treatment Of Children In Secure Training Centres

EDM number 2157 in 2007-08, proposed by Timothy Farron on 06/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families and Human rights.

That this House notes that at any one time there are at least 200 children held in secure training centres (STCs) in the UK; notes with concern that from 6th July 2007 staff in STCs were permitted to physically restrain children and were authorised by Ministers to use the very painful rib and thumb distraction to ensure good order and discipline; further notes with concern that between 1st January and 31st March 2008 restraint was used 503 times on children in STCs, and that between 1st April 2007 and 29th February 2008 there were 18 injuries resulting in hospitalisation as a result of assault, restraint, or self-harm in STCs; welcomes the Court of Appeal's decision to quash child restraint rules after the death of a child caused by restraint; supports the Children's Rights Alliance for England campaign to provide human rights information directly to children in STCs; and calls on the Government to provide compensation for children who have been unlawfully restrained.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Tim Farron06/10/2008Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Lynne Jones07/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Roger Williams07/10/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Hunter07/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ann Cryer07/10/2008KeighleyLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan07/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Elfyn Llwyd08/10/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Caton08/10/2008GowerLabourSigned
David Drew08/10/2008StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis08/10/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams08/10/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cousins09/10/2008Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Colin Breed09/10/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey09/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson13/10/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Mark Oaten13/10/2008WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen13/10/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Bill Etherington13/10/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell14/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Bottomley15/10/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis15/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech16/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams16/10/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross20/10/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson22/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Borrow28/10/2008South RibbleLabourSigned
Vincent Cable03/11/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey06/11/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned

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