House of Commons
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CHALLENGE TO MoD IMMUNITY FROM EX SERVICE PERSONNEL CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION
EDM #719
Tabled 23 January 2002
2001-02 Session
That this House applauds the decision by Mr Justice Keith to back the claim by Alan Matthews, who has developed an asbestos-related disease whilst working as an electrical engineer with the Royal Navy, in the 1950s and 1960s, that the MoD's immunity under the Crown Proceedings Act 1987 from claims for compensation by those ex service personnel who contracted asbestos-related diseases and other diseases before 1987 was a contravention of the Human Rights Act and therefore these cases should be heard; recognises the injustice done to such service personnel through the years of being denied compensation; believes it to be a long overdue decision; and calls for the Government not to attempt to appeal this decision, and instead to act swiftly to set up a system of compensation for those service personnel who suffer from asbestos-related and other diseases but have been denied compensation due to contracting the disease before 1987, thus fulfilling its moral obligation to those who have served the Country and suffer such agonising diseases as a result.

Signatures (59)

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.
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
29 January 2002
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2002
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
27 February 2002
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2002
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
11 April 2002
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
29 January 2002
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
24 January 2002
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2002
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
28 January 2002
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
28 January 2002
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
25 January 2002
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
31 January 2002
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
03 April 2002
Etherington, Bill
Labour
31 January 2002
Flynn, Paul
Labour
28 January 2002
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2002
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
01 February 2002
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2002
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2002
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Jones, Lynne
Labour
24 January 2002
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
30 January 2002
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
29 January 2002
Marris, Rob
Labour
30 January 2002
McDonnell, John
Labour
30 January 2002
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
30 January 2002
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
29 January 2002
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
30 January 2002
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
03 April 2002
Rapson, Syd
Labour
30 January 2002
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2002
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2002
Simpson, Alan
Labour
07 March 2002
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2002
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2002
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
24 January 2002
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
31 January 2002
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
13 February 2002
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
28 January 2002
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
04 February 2002
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2002
Worthington, Tony
Labour
31 January 2002
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
28 January 2002
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2002
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion