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Female Prisoners

EDM number 494 in 2009-10, proposed by Neil Gerrard on 15/12/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Prisons.

That this House notes that there are 14 women's prisons, four purpose-built female juvenile units and seven mother and baby units in England; further notes that over the last 10 years there has been a significant increase rise in the numbers of women in prison from an average of 1,560 in 1993 to around 4,463 in June 2006; is concerned at the large number of women in prison, given that women tend to commit less crime and their offences are generally less serious; is alarmed at reports from the Prison Officers' Association of the high occurrence of mental illness within the female estate, with approximately 30 per cent. of female prisoners self-injuring each year; and therefore calls on the Government to urgently reassess all the factors, including sentencing policies as recommended by the Corston Report, which have led to the large increase in female prisoners and to ensure that female offenders receive the appropriate emotional, psychological and medical support whilst in prison and following release.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Taylor15/12/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
Neil Gerrard15/12/2009WalthamstowLabourProposed
David Howarth15/12/2009CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Chris McCafferty15/12/2009Calder ValleyLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones15/12/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd15/12/2009Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSeconded
John McDonnell15/12/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Katy Clark15/12/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Mike Wood15/12/2009Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn15/12/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington15/12/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/12/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Frank Cook15/12/2009Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Williams16/12/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley16/12/2009Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John Battle16/12/2009Leeds WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/12/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan16/12/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Dismore16/12/2009HendonLabourSigned
Harry Cohen16/12/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/12/2009GowerLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara16/12/2009Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson16/12/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dai Havard16/12/2009Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Clare Short16/12/2009Birmingham, LadywoodIndependent LabourSigned
Bob Russell16/12/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Prentice16/12/2009PendleLabourSigned
Colin Breed16/12/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams05/01/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing05/01/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Andrew Stunell05/01/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George05/01/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham05/01/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/01/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser05/01/2010DoverLabourSigned
Ann Cryer05/01/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey06/01/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/01/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/01/2010BurtonLabourSigned
Dai Davies06/01/2010Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Alan Simpson07/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Drew07/01/2010StroudLabourSigned
John Pugh07/01/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis13/01/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech13/01/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins14/01/2010TamworthLabourSigned
David Chaytor14/01/2010Bury NorthLabourSigned
Janet Anderson20/01/2010Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Eric Illsley27/01/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
David Crausby01/02/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott08/02/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned

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