Early day motion 127

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MENTAL HEALTH IN 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 month's 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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 20.07.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.07.2017
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 10.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 11.07.2017
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 20.07.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 05.07.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 12.07.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 06.12.2017
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 06.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 11.07.2017
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 12.07.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.07.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 05.07.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.07.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 09.10.2017
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 17.07.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 04.07.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 05.07.2017
Smith, Eleanor Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 05.09.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 05.07.2017
Zeichner, Daniel Labour Party Cambridge 06.07.2017