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Mental Health In Prisons

EDM number 127 in 2017-19, proposed by Liz Saville Roberts on 04/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Mental health and Prisons.

That this House welcomes the NAO report, Mental Health in Prisons, published on 29 June 2017; notes that 37 per cent of the average months prison population are reported to have mental health or well-being illness and that 7917 prison inmates were recorded by NHS England as having received treatment for mental health issues in March 2017; is aware that 120 self-inflicted deaths occurred in prisons in 2016 as well as 40,161 incidents of self-harm, making these the highest figures ever recorded; further notes the report's findings that 40 per cent of prisons did not provide refresher mental health awareness training for prison staff in the three years leading up to 2016; is concerned that the report indicates that NOMS, NHS England and Public Health England have set ambitious objectives for mental health care in prisons but have not been clear how they will achieve these in practise; is alarmed by the report's findings which suggest that the Government does not collect enough data regarding mental health in prisons making it difficult to accurately plan services across the estate; understands that the prison estate is under increasing pressure due to overcrowding, staff cuts and the increased use of undetectable psychoactive substances; and calls on the Government to urgently review mental health care across the prison estate and ensure that prisons in England and Wales are properly funded, adequately staffed and safe for staff and inmates.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Liz Saville Roberts04/07/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
Jonathan Edwards05/07/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon05/07/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Ben Lake05/07/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Chris Stephens05/07/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Helen Hayes06/07/2017Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSeconded
Daniel Zeichner06/07/2017CambridgeLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/07/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas10/07/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jon Cruddas10/07/2017Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/07/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Cunningham11/07/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn12/07/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Mike Hill12/07/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Chris Ruane17/07/2017Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Vincent Cable20/07/2017TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby20/07/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Geraint Davies20/07/2017Swansea WestLabourSigned
Eleanor Smith05/09/2017Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Sandy Martin09/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney06/12/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned

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