Early day motion 407- G4S AND THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE

G4S AND THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICEThat this House welcomes the Secretary of State for Justice calling in the Serious Fraud Office to investigate G4S; notes that the company’s failure to co-operate with a voluntary audit of its billing practices into its tagging contract raises serious questions about the company’s credentials and other contracts to provide public services; further notes the jury verdict of unlawful killing into the death during the deportation of Jimmy Mubenga at the hands of three G4S guards who unlawfully restrained him, with his hands cuffed behind his back while he was seat belted into a seat on a BA flight at Heathrow raises serious concerns about G4S’s treatment of vulnerable people in its care; notes G4S’s failures over the provision of security for the Olympics in 2012 suggesting an urgent inquiry is required into all of the company’s Government contracts, including its handling of Palestinian prisoners in Israel; and calls on the Government to review all Government contracts with G4S.

  • Session: 2013-14
  • Date tabled: 12.07.2013
  • Primary sponsor: Corbyn, Jeremy

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Save gran from deportation, urge Leicester campaigners

A campaign has been launched to save a grandmother from deportation to her native Zimbabwe.

Evenia Mawongera, who is a member of a choir which sang for the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester, fears she will be persecuted for her pro-democracy activities if she is deported.

 ​united we stand: University of Leicester student Ambrose Musiyiwa, centre, and fellow supporters of Evenia MawongeraUnited we stand: University of Leicester student Ambrose Musiyiwa, centre, and fellow supporters of Evenia Mawongera

The mother-of-two, who has four grandchildren and is an active member of the Methodist Church in Leicester, is in a detention centre in Bedfordshire and has been told she will be removed from the UK next Wednesday. Continue reading

Home Office hounds ill woman to prove toughness on ‘health tourism’

Yorkshire community defends kidney-transplant patient from deportation and death: ESME MADILL 13 July 2013

The UK immigration authorities have hounded an ill woman for years. They claim she is a health tourist. Her doctors confirm that she is not. On Thursday Roseline Akhalu yet again faces her accusers in court.

The other day Colin Firth broke off from filming with Woody Allen in France to send a message of support to a small campaign in the North of England. “I need hardly add my voice to the wholehearted love and support, surrounding Rose in her community and among her friends,” said Firth. “We all hope that the good sense and humanity displayed so far by the courts will now prevail and that her life will be saved.” Continue reading