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Work-Related Stress Amongst Prison Officers

EDM number 546 in 2014-15, proposed by Elfyn Llwyd on 25/11/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Industrial health and safety and Prisons.

That this House welcomes the independent report into work-related stress amongst prison officers commissioned by the Prison Officers' Association and conducted by Professor Dr Gail Kinman, Dr Andrew Clements and Jacqui Hart from the University of Bedfordshire; is deeply concerned at the findings of the report which irrefutably demonstrate the crisis which the prison system is now in, and the huge burden being carried by the staff and their families and the resultant impact upon prisoners and public safety; notes that the level of stress amongst prison officers is clearly in excess of that in other comparable services, that 65 per cent of prison officers often thought about leaving the prison sector, and that the Prison Service is failing to meet the widely recognised benchmarks of the Health and Safety Executive for wellbeing at work; further notes with concern the current record levels of the prison population, and the accompanying increase in prisoner suicides and assaults on staff; and calls on the Government to conduct an urgent inquiry into the prison system and the terms and conditions of those trying to professionally carry out an important public service under the most difficult of circumstances.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Elfyn Llwyd25/11/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
John McDonnell25/11/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery25/11/2014WansbeckLabourSeconded
Teresa Pearce25/11/2014Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell26/11/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma26/11/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn26/11/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams26/11/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock26/11/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale26/11/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/11/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Leech01/12/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea02/12/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson02/12/2014Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Liz McInnes02/12/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton02/12/2014GowerLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell03/12/2014Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon03/12/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Frank Doran03/12/2014Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds03/12/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas04/12/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Steve Rotheram04/12/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon04/12/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
David Crausby08/12/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mike Wood15/12/2014Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Mike Thornton15/12/2014EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff15/12/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
George Howarth17/12/2014KnowsleyLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods17/12/2014City of DurhamLabourSigned
Frank Roy05/01/2015Motherwell and WishawLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell07/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
Michael Connarty12/01/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice12/01/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
Tom Clarke22/01/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Anne McGuire22/01/2015StirlingLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood26/01/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Michael Crockart28/01/2015Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rosie Cooper02/02/2015West LancashireLabourSigned
George Galloway11/02/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned

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