Opposition Day — Prisons and Probation — Bring G4S Establishments Under Government Control — Review Rehabilitation Policy — Publish Agreement with Saudi Arabia — 27 Jan 2016 at 18:51
The majority of MPs voted against bringing all G4S run prisons, secure training centres and detention centres under Government control; against reviewing the Government's approach to rehabilitation and against the publication of the Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes UK prisons are in crisis;
- notes the increasingly high rates of violence, self-harm and drug use in prisons, and the resulting pressure on the NHS;
- further notes that the last report by the outgoing Chief Inspector of Prisons warned that outcomes across the prison estate were the worst for ten years;
- believes that no prison staff should have to go to work facing a threat to their safety;
- notes with concern the decision of the Scottish Government, announced in its recent draft Scottish Budget for 2016-17, to reduce funding for the Scottish Prison Service by almost £40 million in cash terms;
- is appalled by the disturbing allegations of violence at Medway Secure Training Centre;
- regrets the Government’s inadequate response to the Harris Review and to mental health in prisons;
- is concerned that re-offending rates are so high;
- believes the Government lets down victims of crime by failing to enshrine their rights in law;
- regrets the Government’s reckless privatisation of the probation service and the job losses in community rehabilitation companies; and
- calls on the Government to put all G4S-run prisons, STCs and detention centres into special measures, to immediately review the implementation of Transforming Rehabilitation and to publish the Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||278 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.8%|
|Lab||0||181 (+2 tell)||0||78.9%|