Opposition Day — Prisons — Reduce Overcrowding and Improve Safety — 25 Jan 2017 at 15:49

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against calling on the Government to reduce overcrowding and improve safety while still ensuring that those people who should be in prison are in prison.

The majority of MPs voted against calling on the Government to reduce overcrowding and improve safety while still ensuring that those people who should be in prison are in prison.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • notes with concern recent serious disturbances at Swaleside, Birmingham, Lewes, Bedford and Moorlands prisons against the backdrop of a reduction of more than 6,000 frontline prison officers since 2010;
  • notes that a planned recruitment drive has a target of hiring fewer than half the number of officers lost, and that previous recruitment drives have failed to achieve their targets;
  • recognises that violence in prisons is at record levels with assaults up by 34 per cent since 2015, assaults on staff up by 43 per cent since 2015, and more than 60 per cent of prisons currently overcrowded; and
  • calls on the Government to reduce overcrowding and improve safety while still ensuring that those people who should be in prison are in prison.

Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con287 (+2 tell) 0087.8%
DUP1 4062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 179 (+2 tell)078.7%
LDem0 7077.8%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
UKIP1 00100.0%
Total:289 196083.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Nigel DoddsBelfast NorthDUP (front bench)no

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