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LAY MAGISTRACY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 123: tabled on 19 December 2000

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 264 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Magistrates' Association on the 80th anniversary of its creation; pays tribute to the selfless dedication and commitment of the 30,000 volunteer justices of the peace from all walks of life who generously give their time to the lay magistracy; notes that the lay magistracy, with nearly 50 per cent. women and 6 per cent. ethnic minority members, is broadly representative of the society it serves and is by far the most representative component of the criminal justice system; applauds the valuable contribution lay magistrates make to delivering local justice in local communities; and looks forward to the continued success of this valuable role.

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.

Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bournemouth East
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Banbury
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
West Ham
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Rother Valley
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2000
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 25 January 2001
Tatton
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Leeds Central
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kingswood
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Erewash
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2001
Reigate
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2001
Boston and Skegness
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
South West Surrey
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Torridge and West Devon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Blyth Valley
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2001
Ipswich
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Brigg and Goole
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2001
Rushcliffe
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Putney
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Skipton and Ripon
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2001
Bristol West
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2001
Lagan Valley
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Charnwood
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2001
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2001
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Sevenoaks
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birkenhead
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Rochdale
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2001
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Worcester
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Romsey
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ludlow
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2001
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2001
Billericay
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Beaconsfield
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2001
Somerton and Frome
Heathcoat-Amory, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2001
Wells
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2001
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2001
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2001
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2001
Wantage
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2001
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2001
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
South Thanet
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2001
Tottenham
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Derby North
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2000
Hitchin and Harpenden
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2001
Battersea
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2001
East Worthing and Shoreham
Lyell, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
North East Bedfordshire
MacGregor, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2001
South Norfolk
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2001
South West Bedfordshire
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 19 December 2000
North Down
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 March 2001
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Bristol North West
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2001
Teignbridge
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Broxtowe
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2001
Stalybridge and Hyde
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2001
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Pendle
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
North Norfolk
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2001
Wolverhampton North East
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2001
Newbury
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Blaby
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2000
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Broxbourne
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Rhondda
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2000
East Londonderry
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Faversham and Mid Kent
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Vale of Clwyd
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2001
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2001
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Huddersfield
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
South West Norfolk
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2001
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2000
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
West Bromwich East
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Mid Sussex
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2001
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Warrington South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2001
West Worcestershire
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2001
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2001
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Rochford and Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Leominster
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Clwyd West
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Richmond Park
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2001
Bosworth
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Wigan
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
North Cornwall
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2000
Belfast North
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Northavon
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2001
Hertford and Stortford
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2000
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Young, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
North West Hampshire

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

LAY MAGISTRACY (Amendment 1)
at end add "but calls for more appointments from ethnic minority communities, particularly for inner urban communities".
Labour, Islington North
5
signatures
EDM 123A1: tabled on 21 December 2000
LAY MAGISTRACY (Amendment 2)
at end add 'for the foreseeable future.'.
Labour, Stockton North
1
signature
EDM 123A2: tabled on 5 March 2001