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LISA POTTS COMPENSATION AWARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 304: tabled on 07 February 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House regards the recently announced compensation award of ú49,000 to Ms Lisa Potts by the Criminal Compensation Authority as wholly inadequate; remembers that Ms Potts was a 21 year old nursery nurse who in 1996 shielded children from a machete attacker during a picnic at school and sustained horrific injuries as a result; further recalls that after this attack, Ms Potts was awarded the George Medal for her bravery and subsequently has suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and has been unable to work full-time; believes that the tariff scheme used by the Criminal Compensation Authority to calculate awards has failed to adequately reflect the nature and consequences of the injuries sustained by Ms Potts; calls on the Criminal Compensation Authority to revaluate this award as a priority; and further calls on the Government first, to take into account submissions made by Ms Pott's trade union, Unison, in respect of changing to a simpler banding of awards and secondly, to examine as a matter of urgency the levels and type of awards made by the Criminal Compensation Authority with a view to ensuring that future victims of violent crime who demonstrate conspicuous courage and bravery should not have to endure further injustice.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2001
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Northampton South
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Tooting
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2001
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2001
Sunderland North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2001
Portsmouth South
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Chorley
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Braintree
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2001
Hereford
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Stafford
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Birmingham, Hall Green
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2001
Mansfield
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2001
East Londonderry
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2001
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
City of Durham
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 February 2001
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2001
Hemsworth
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2001
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.