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Probation Biometric Machines

EDM number 179 in 2012-13, proposed by Elfyn Llwyd on 12/06/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Research and innovation and Alternatives to prison.

That this House expresses its concern that the probation service in England and Wales is intending, on a pilot basis, to introduce biometric machines to which offenders on community orders or licence would report; understands that the machine would ask the offender basic questions and use a finger print in order to recognise the individual; believes that such machines should not be used to replace, in any circumstances, face-to-face contact with experienced probation staff; and urges the Government as a matter of urgency to review this policy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Elfyn Llwyd12/06/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Ian Lavery12/06/2012WansbeckLabourSeconded
David Anderson12/06/2012BlaydonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn12/06/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell12/06/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Bob Russell12/06/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale13/06/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/06/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin13/06/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock13/06/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards13/06/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon14/06/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/06/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George18/06/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech18/06/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton19/06/2012GowerLabourSigned
Mark Williams20/06/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn20/06/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
George Galloway25/06/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Caroline Lucas26/06/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Hywel Williams27/06/2012ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
David Crausby11/07/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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