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CHALLENGE TO MoD IMMUNITY FROM EX SERVICE PERSONNEL CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 719: tabled on 23 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 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.

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
Signed on 29 January 2002
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Cheadle
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 April 2002
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Guildford
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Ludlow
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2002
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Chesterfield
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Montgomeryshire
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Portsmouth North
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2002
Argyll and Bute
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2002
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2002
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 January 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
North Cornwall
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2002
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.