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Stop And Search App

EDM number 70 in 2012-13, proposed by Barry Gardiner on 15/05/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Crime and Information technology.

That this House welcomes the launch of a stop and search app, a mobile telephone application devised by young people from London which is aimed at making police stop and search procedures transparent and at providing police forces with feedback which could be used to build trust in the police by disenfranchised young people living in inner cities across the UK; acknowledges that stop and search is an essential tool for the police in their battle against crime in the UK and that police forces are looking into ways of obtaining feedback from people who are searched to improve their service standards; welcomes the news that the app has just been made available for download for all seven million BlackBerry service users in the UK and that the app will be running on all major mobile telephone platforms by July 2012; and supports the promotion of the app in schools and local communities as a means of providing greater understanding of the rights of those who are searched and to ensure that the relationship between young people and the police is kept balanced and mutually respectful.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Barry Gardiner15/05/2012Brent NorthLabourProposed
David Lammy15/05/2012TottenhamLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/05/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton16/05/2012GowerLabourSeconded
Keith Vaz17/05/2012Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd17/05/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Mike Hancock17/05/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan21/05/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Flynn21/05/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
John Leech21/05/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned

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