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Police Interpreters

EDM number 863 in 2008-09, proposed by John Leech on 24/02/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Police.

That this House praises the essential work carried out by interpreters across the public sector, but in particular for police forces; notes that interpreters registered with the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) must be given priority when interpreting services are required under the terms of the National Agreement on the Engagement of Interpreters in Criminal Proceedings; is deeply concerned at proposals being considered by several North West police forces to outsource interpreting work to private sector intermediary agencies; recognises that a significant body of evidence suggests that the use of non-NRPSI registered interpreters increases where intermediary agencies have provided such services for other police forces; believes that outsourcing interpreting work effectively constitutes a breach of the National Agreement; calls on the police forces concerned to avoid outsourcing such a vital element of criminal investigations; and further calls on the Home Office to issue stricter guidelines to police forces in this respect if the terms of the National Agreement are not adhered to.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John Leech24/02/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Mike Hancock25/02/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Simpson25/02/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis25/02/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer26/02/2009KeighleyLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones26/02/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
John Pugh26/02/2009SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke26/02/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn26/02/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard26/02/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
John Hemming26/02/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale02/03/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore02/03/2009HendonLabourSigned
Ian Stewart02/03/2009EcclesLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter02/03/2009Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt03/03/2009CrawleyLabourSigned
Phil Willis04/03/2009Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Pound04/03/2009Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington04/03/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser09/03/2009DoverLabourSigned
David Lepper09/03/2009Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins10/03/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews10/03/2009MedwayLabourSigned
Mike Gapes10/03/2009Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Mark Williams10/03/2009CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland11/03/2009Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Graham Brady12/03/2009Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Andy Reed13/03/2009LoughboroughLabourSigned
Mark Hunter16/03/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Hoey17/03/2009VauxhallLabourSigned
Norman Baker17/03/2009LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow19/03/2009Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable23/03/2009TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow24/03/2009South RibbleLabourSigned
David Chaytor25/03/2009Bury NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cousins25/03/2009Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Nick Harvey26/03/2009North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian GibsonUnknownWithdrawn

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