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LAW SOCIETY AND RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1343: tabled on 20 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes the publication of two Office of Fair Trading reports on Competition in Professions in the past 15 months; further notes calls for the Law Society to take prompt action to end restrictive practices in the profession relating to employed solicitors advising the public, fee-sharing and referral fees; censures the Law Society for having made no substantial progress to reform these archaic rules while purporting so to do; believes that reform of such professional regulations will drive up standards of service and promote better value for those needing legal help, whilst safeguarding the independence of the professionals who provide it; recognises that these important consumer issues can no longer be subject to further protectionism and prevarication from vested interests; and calls on the Office of Fair Trading to refer the matter to the Competition Commission for urgent review as soon as the Enterprise Bill is enacted.

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.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2002
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2002
Guildford
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Chesterfield
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2002
Cheltenham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
South Dorset
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Bristol North West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Hazel Grove
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Alyn and Deeside
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

LAW SOCIETY AND RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'review' to end and add 'forthwith under the provisions of the Fair Trade Act 1973.'.
Labour, North East Derbyshire
1
signature
EDM 1343A1: tabled on 23 May 2002