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Prison Transport as a Punishment

Volume 507: debated on Thursday 11 March 2010

The Petition of Mr. Martin Burke of Elizabeth Regina Love,

Declares that on 25 October 2007 in committee on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill the member for Harborough (Mr. Garnier) stated that young offenders convicted of offences or on remand in custody in courts in the east of England are having to be taken in a sweat box hundreds of miles overnight and brought back to court the following day. On some occasions, they do not arrive at their overnight accommodation until well after 9 o’clock. Declares that this is not a punishment awarded by the Courts. The petitioner asks if this is still happening and if it is that a stop be put to it.

The petitioner requests that the House of Commons bear in mind in its law making the above, and that were the question put the House consent to the request(s) in this Mr Burke’s 9th petition first posted to the House on 29 December 2009.

And the Petitioner remains, etc.