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Immigration Detention

EDM number 293 in 2017-18, proposed by Stuart McDonald on 07/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asylum and Immigration.

That this House welcomes the undercover journalism that led to the harrowing and disturbing footage broadcast during the BBC Panorama programme, Undercover: Britain's Immigration Secrets, on 4 September 2017; urges G4S to fully investigate any and all incidents of abuse and mistreatment by its staff towards people detained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre; is concerned that the UK remains the only country in Europe not to have a maximum time limit on the length of time an individual can be detained, despite the evidence that indefinite detention has a deleterious impact on the mental health of those detained; notes that in a Written Statement made in response to Stephen Shaw's report into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons on 14 January 2016, the then Immigration Minister set out a number of reforms that would lead to a reduction in the number of those detained, and the duration of detention before removal, in turn improving the welfare of those detained; further notes that in the year to June 2017, the Government detained 27,819 solely for immigration purposes, and more than 200 were detained for longer than one year; and calls on the Government urgently to implement reform of the use of immigration detention, introducing the introduction of a 28 day time limit and greater use of community-based alternatives to detention.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Stuart McDonald07/09/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartyProposed
Jim Shannon11/09/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
11/09/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martyn Day11/09/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
John McNally11/09/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
11/09/2017Colne ValleyLabourSeconded
Gavin Robinson12/09/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
12/09/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Lloyd12/09/2017EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Deidre Brock12/09/2017Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas12/09/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Chris Law12/09/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens12/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss12/09/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan12/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Edward Davey13/09/2017Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Patrick Grady13/09/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell14/09/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard14/09/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald14/09/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
14/09/2017Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
09/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Tom Brake09/10/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron09/10/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman09/10/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Mohammad Yasin09/10/2017Signed
Mhairi Black09/10/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
09/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned
09/10/2017BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson09/10/2017East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Brown09/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Alistair Carmichael09/10/2017Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gray11/10/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart23/10/2017Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned

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