Early day motion 899

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That this House is deeply concerned by the revelations of Peter Francis, former member of the Metropolitan Police Force's Special Demonstrations Squad, in relation to the unit's covert state surveillance of trade unions and their members, including Unison, the Fire Brigades Union, the Communication Workers Union, National Union of Teachers, and the construction workers union UCATT, together with the family of Stephen Lawrence, anti-racist groups, civil society organisations and political campaigners; welcomes the judge-led inquiry into the abuse of women by undercover police officers; calls for the remit of that inquiry to include the involvement of state agencies in the operation of blacklisting and the covert surveillance of lawful trade union activities; further welcomes the offer of Mr Francis to provide further evidence; and calls on the Home Secretary to offer whistleblowers immunity from prosecution under the Official Secrets Act in order to encourage people to come forward and disclose essential information in the public interest without fear of criminal charges being brought against them.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 24.03.2015
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 24.03.2015
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 25.03.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.03.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 24.03.2015
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 25.03.2015
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 25.03.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.03.2015
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 24.03.2015
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 23.03.2015
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 25.03.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.03.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 23.03.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 24.03.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 24.03.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 24.03.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 23.03.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 23.03.2015
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 24.03.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 25.03.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 25.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.03.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 24.03.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 20.03.2015
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 24.03.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 24.03.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 25.03.2015
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 25.03.2015
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 25.03.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 23.03.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 24.03.2015
Thornton, Mike Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 25.03.2015