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Increase In Self-Harm Amongst Male Prisoners

EDM number 181 in 2014-15, proposed by Ian Lavery on 25/06/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Mental health and Prisons.

That this House is alarmed by the stark increase in the number of male inmates self-harming in prisons across England and Wales since 2010; notes that in 2013 there were 23,183 incidents of self-harm amongst male and female prisoners across the prison estate with 17,213 of those incidents involving male prisoners; is concerned that since 2004, incidents of self-harm among male prisoners across the prison estate have increased steadily year on year, with an increase of almost 3000 reported incidents in 2013 compared to the figure of 14,436 in 2010; is further concerned that the Government refuses to acknowledge the growing problem of self-harm among male prisoners across the prison estate; further notes that with an increased prison population and fewer trained staff more incidents are likely to lead to serious injury or suicide; and calls on the Government to review the current situation in the prison estate in England and Wales and open serious talks with staff, governors and trades unions to resolve this worrying issue and ensure that prisons are properly staffed so inmates can receive the support they need.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Ian Lavery25/06/2014WansbeckLabourProposed
John McDonnell25/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd25/06/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Grahame Morris25/06/2014EasingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns25/06/2014GatesheadLabourSeconded
Katy Clark25/06/2014North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
John Cryer25/06/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards26/06/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Bob Russell26/06/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley26/06/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mary Glindon26/06/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin30/06/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma30/06/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mark Durkan30/06/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale30/06/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/06/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn01/07/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/07/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon01/07/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Margaret Ritchie02/07/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell02/07/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Gordon Henderson07/07/2014Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSigned
John Hemming08/07/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby08/07/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
George Galloway10/07/2014Bradford WestRespectSigned

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