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Indeterminate Sentences For Public Protection

EDM number 1047 in 2009-10, proposed by Andrew Stunell on 09/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Crime and Prisons.

That this House recognises the failure of the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) to provide an effective prison sentence; notes that the thematic review published by the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorate has branded the current position as `unsustainable'; supports the Inspectorate's calls for a major policy review at ministerial level to examine the efficacy and utility of the IPP, taking into account that IPPs confuse the public and fail to satisfy the victims of crime; notes that the IPP is destabilising the running of prisons and contributing disproportionately to prison overcrowding; recognises the large numbers of IPP prisoners unable to access courses required before their release, thus remaining in prison beyond their tariff; further recognises the double punishment imposed on those who are mentally ill or have a learning disability who are effectively barred from participating in such courses; notes that the criticisms of the IPP voiced by the Lord Chief Justice, the Chairman of the Parole Board and the Chief Inspector of Prisons, among others, have not been satisfactorily resolved by the amendments to the sentence introduced by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008; and therefore urges the Government to commission a review immediately.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Andrew Stunell09/03/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley09/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Bob Spink09/03/2010Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Bob Russell09/03/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Hunter10/03/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Colin Breed10/03/2010South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nick Harvey15/03/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones15/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Colin Challen18/03/2010Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor22/03/2010Truro and St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 23/03/2010MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jo Swinson24/03/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell25/03/2010North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Julia Goldsworthy25/03/2010Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood29/03/2010Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling07/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned

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