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Stop And Search Procedures

EDM number 875 in 2007-08, proposed by Clive Efford on 05/02/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Crime and Police.

That this House recognises that stop and search powers are essential to the police in their fight to combat crime; reaffirms its support for recommendations 60 through to 63 of the Home Secretary's Action Plan published in March 1999; notes that these recommendations had the support of the official Opposition; recalls that the Action Plan was published in response to the recommendations of the Macpherson Inquiry into the events surrounding the murder of Stephen Lawrence; further notes that Lord Macpherson made his recommendations having listened to concerns from members of the public about the lack of accountability of police officers over their use of stop and search powers; further notes that Lord Macpherson concluded that mistrust of the police in relation to stop and search was having a negative effect on race relations in many communities; further recalls that the Action Plan retained stop and search powers for the police, but required a record to be kept on all occasions, required police services and police authorities to use these records to monitor their use and to publish the figures and further required that members of the public who are stopped be made aware that they have a right to be given a record in all circumstances; and calls on the Government to ensure that any changes to the stop and search procedures do not reduce the accountability of the police or the confidence of any of our communities over how these powers are used.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Clive Efford05/02/2008ElthamLabourProposed
John Austin05/02/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Karen Buck05/02/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore05/02/2008HendonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn05/02/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mike Gapes05/02/2008Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley05/02/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing06/02/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis06/02/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Hywel Francis06/02/2008AberavonLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/02/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer06/02/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton06/02/2008GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/02/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Drew07/02/2008StroudLabourSigned
Bill Etherington07/02/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/02/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins19/02/2008TamworthLabourSigned
John McDonnell19/02/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/02/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell03/03/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley25/03/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Sarah Teather22/07/2008Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Dawn ButlerUnknownWithdrawn

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