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Competitive Tendering Of Probation Work

EDM number 2086 in 2010-12, proposed by Elfyn Llwyd on 13/07/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Alternatives to prison.

That this House notes that the Ministry of Justice intend to put all probation work out to competitive tender; believes that prior privatisations in the probation sector have been unsuccessful; further notes that the privatisation of bail beds to the private company ClearSprings was revoked in 2010 after complaints from members of the public; further notes that the majority of offenders on probation programmes have multiple health problems, issues with drugs and alcohol and suffer from low literacy and numeracy rates; further believes that they are extremely difficult tomonitor and that their supervisors need to be trained, experienced and dedicated staff; further believes that selling off probation work to the lowest bidder for profit will lower standards and that public protection will be compromised; and calls on the Government to re-examine its proposals for competitive tendering of probation work.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Elfyn Llwyd13/07/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
John McDonnell13/07/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Gordon Henderson13/07/2011Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSeconded
Ian Mearns13/07/2011GatesheadLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris13/07/2011EasingtonLabourSeconded
John Cryer13/07/2011Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards14/07/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon14/07/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Katy Clark14/07/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Hywel Williams14/07/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/07/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/07/2011GowerLabourSigned
John Leech18/07/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George18/07/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan18/07/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Crausby18/07/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/07/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Heyes18/07/2011Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner18/07/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie19/07/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Hugh Bayley19/07/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/07/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin20/07/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale20/07/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper05/09/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Mike Wood10/10/2011Batley and SpenLabourSigned

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