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Collapse Of Abuse Inquiry At Afc Harrogate

EDM number 1121 in 2017-19, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 26/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces and Armed forces welfare.

That this House notes with deep concern the collapse of the court-martial proceedings in Bulford Military Court relating to allegations of abuse by Army instructors against recruits aged 16 and 17; further notes the series of failures by the Royal Military Police, including a failure to charge the instructors more than two years after around 40 16 and 17-year-olds made allegations of abuse, including being slapped or punched in the face, spat at, grabbed by the throat, and had their faces submerged in mud; expresses serious concern about the treatment of young people in Army training facilities; notes that the armed forces are allowed to maintain their own police forces and conduct their own criminal trials; and calls on the Government to launch a review of the minimum armed forces enlistment age.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Liz Saville Roberts26/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Hywel Williams26/03/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards26/03/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake26/03/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon27/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens27/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden28/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham29/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned

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