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South Yorkshire Trust Prisons Bid

EDM number 2876 in 2010-12, proposed by Elfyn Llwyd on 15/03/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Prisons and Alternatives to prison.

That this House notes with great concern the decision of South Yorkshire Probation Trust to enter into agreement with G4S Security Services for the purpose of bidding to run the three Yorkshire prisons: HM Prison Lindholme, HM Prison Moorland and HM Prison Hatfield; understands that this has resulted in 20 probation officers currently seconded to offer rehabilitation in those jails being locked out because of a supposed conflict of interest; further notes that with Humberside Probation Trust being part of the in-house bid this would mean two probation trusts publicly competing with each other for busness; is awarethe probation trusts are publicly funded bodies and believes that no public funds should be used as part of any commercial bid to runwhat essentially willbe private prisons; and calls on the Government to confirm the long-standing commitment that prisons and probation should work closely together to assist with rehabilitation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Alan Meale09/03/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards09/03/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd15/03/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
John McDonnell15/03/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins20/03/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton20/03/2012GowerLabourSeconded
Katy Clark20/03/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Ian Davidson22/03/2012Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
David Crausby16/04/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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