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REQUEST TO EXAMINE SOLICITORS' FEE STRUCTURE IN MINING HEALTH CLAIMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1936: tabled on 17 November 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 is appalled to learn of the widespread deceitful practice operated by some firms of solicitors dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vibration white finger compensation claims for former miners and their families whereby deductions are taken from the interim and final settlement payments, some amounting to as much as ú8,000, despite the fact that all the legal costs are met by the Department of Trade and Industry under the terms of the handling agreement negotiated by solicitors representing both sides; and calls on the Law Society of England, Wales and the Law Society of Scotland to advise members that the dishonest practice is undermining their professional reputation and any such deductions made must be repaid in full.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Erewash
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2003
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Manchester, Withington
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Rhondda
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Morley and Rothwell
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Cynon Valley
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Hammersmith and Fulham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Easington
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Caerphilly
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Newport West
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Bishop Auckland
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Aberavon
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2003
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Doncaster North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
Hereford
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Ayr
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Ynys Môn
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Wolverhampton North East
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Glasgow, Anniesland
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Bolsover
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Vale of Glamorgan
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Stoke-on-Trent South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
North West Leicestershire
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Hemsworth
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.