How the Lib Dems voted

EDM from 2012/13

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/622

‘That this House welcomes the news that the Probation Service in England and Wales won the British Quality Foundation Gold Medal for Excellence in 2011; notes that no Probation Trust is deemed to be failing or in need of improvement; further notes that each Probation Trust in England and Wales is meeting its target on the production of court reports, victim satisfaction and the successful completion of orders or licences; and acknowledges the achievements of the Probation Service in England and Wales for carrying out its work efficiently and effectively.’

Labour’s Motion 30 October 2013

The Future of the Probation Service

‘That this House applauds the important role of our professional Probation Service in keeping the public safe; recognises that more needs to be done to break the cycle of re-offending;  notes that without Parliamentary approval the Government plans to abolish local Probation Trusts, commission services from Whitehall, fragment the supervision of offenders on the basis of their risk level, and hand over supervision for 80% of offenders to private companies; deplores the fact that under the Government’s plans supervision of dangerous, sexual and violent offenders may be undertaken by inexperienced and unqualified staff and by companies without any track record in this area, without any piloting or independent evaluation, all of which is taking unnecessary risks with public safety; and calls on the Government to suspend the national roll-out of its plans until evidence is made public that its proposals to reduce re-offending do not put public safety at risk’.

The following 24 Lib Dem MPs signed:

Annette Brook (Mid Dorset and North Poole)

Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam)

Menzies Campbell (North East Fife)

Mike Crockart (Edinburgh West)

Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Andrew George (St Ives)

Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South)

Martin Horwood (Cheltenham)

Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Julian Huppert (Cambridge)

John Leech (Manchester Withington)

Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)

Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West)

John Pugh (Southport)

Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall)

Bob Russell (Colchester)

Adrian Sanders (Torbay)

Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove)

Ian Swales (Redcar)

John Thurso (Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross)

David Ward (Bradford East)

Mark Williams (Ceredigion)

Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire)

Steven Williams (Bristol West)

 

 

 

The following Lib Dems VOTED AGAINST the motion:

Norman Baker (Lewes)

Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington)

Jeremy Browne (Taunton Deane)

Lorely Burt (Solihull)

Vince Cable (Twickenham)

Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)

Mike Crockart (Edinburgh West)

Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey and Wood Green)

Don Foster (Bath)

Andrew George (St Ives)

Duncan Hames (Chippenham)

Mike Hancock (Portsmouth South)

Nick Harvey (North Devon)

David Heath (Somerton and Frome)

John Hemming (Birmingham Yardley)

Martin Horwood (Cheltenham)

Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Julian Huppert (Cambridge)

Norman Lamb (North Norfolk)

David Laws (Yeovil)

Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)

Tessa Munt (Wells)

John Pugh (Southport)

Alan Reid (Argyle & Bute)

Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall)

Bob Russell (Colchester)

Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove)

Ian Swales (Redcar)

Sarah Teather (Brent Central)

Mike Thornton (Eastleigh)

John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

David Ward (Bradford East)

Steve Webb (Thornbury and Yate)

Roger Williams (Ceredigion)

Stephen Williams (Bristol West)

Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central)

Simon Wright (Norwich South)

 

 

 

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