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RAPE LAW REVIEW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 101A1: tabled on 11 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Ms Debra Shipley on 10 June 1997. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'falsely' insert 'and maliciously'

Original motion text

That this House believes that there should be a change towards the law concerning rape and a better understanding of the needs of rape victims; urges the removal of the defendant's right to cross examine the victim; requests the restriction of multiple cross-examination of the victim in cases where there is more than one defendant; requests that ID parades be conducted behind mirror glass; urges more consistent sentencing and help for rape victims to re-enter society; urges charges to be brought against people who falsely claim to have been raped; requests that victims be represented in court by their own barrister; and urges that British people who have been raped by British people while overseas should be able to turn to the British legal system for justice.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.