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Pardon For People Convicted Under Repealed Anti-Gay Laws

EDM number 829 in 2014-15, proposed by David Lammy on 03/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Equality and Human rights.

That this House welcomes the recent pardon granted to Alan Turing for his conviction under anti-gay laws; recognises that a further 50,000 to 100,000 men were also convicted of offences under those laws during the 20th century; believes this is one of the UK's great historical injustices; notes with concern the continued problem of homophobia in Britain today; and calls on the Government to issue, firstly, a universal apology to all men convicted of consenting adult same-sex behaviour under now repealed anti-gay laws and, secondly, a pardon, on a case by case basis, for all men convicted of consenting adult same-sex behaviour under now repealed anti-gay laws, with the convicted person or their partner, family, descendants, friend or any interested third party being eligible to apply for a pardon to the Home Secretary.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

David Lammy03/03/2015TottenhamLabourProposed
Liz McInnes04/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Sandra Osborne04/03/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell04/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Martin Caton04/03/2015GowerLabourSeconded
Glenda Jackson04/03/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn04/03/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Ward04/03/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan04/03/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ian Mearns04/03/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Mary Glindon04/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley05/03/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/03/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Andrew George09/03/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock09/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Crispin Blunt10/03/2015ReigateConservativeSigned
Gordon Marsden10/03/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff10/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Hywel Francis11/03/2015AberavonLabourSigned
John Leech11/03/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Diane Abbott12/03/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
John McDonnell12/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Gapes17/03/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Chris Williamson18/03/2015Derby NorthLabourSigned
Katy Clark23/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi24/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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