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EDM (Early Day Motion) 692: tabled on 08 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 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.

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Motion text

That this House remembers the principles established in the Access to Justice Act 1999 that it is not enough for people to have rights but that they must be able to enforce these rights; notes with concern that the number of people assisted by Community Legal Service funds has dropped by nearly half the number of those funded in 2000; recognises that anticipated additional funding from local authorities meant to provide legal and advice services has not occurred, giving rise to a legal aid lottery which denies people access to justice; notes with alarm that two law centres in Humberside and Liverpool face closure because local authorities have reduced or stopped their funding; further notes that people are increasingly losing their right to seek independent legal advice; believes that this undermines Government objectives for regenerating deprived neighbourhoods, affects the most vulnerable and socially excluded members of society and ensures that such legal triumphs as Humberside's victory in winning redundancy payments for fishermen are unlikely now to be repeated; and calls on the Government to adopt a five-year plan to tackle disadvantage and which will secure funds to develop a national network of law centres and advice providers.

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.

Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
West Ham
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
North East Derbyshire
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Leeds North West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2005
South East Cornwall
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2005
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2005
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2005
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Walthamstow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2005
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Wantage
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cheltenham
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Manchester, Gorton
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Hereford
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Stafford
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Liverpool, Walton
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Leeds East
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Bristol North West
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Forest of Dean
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
St Albans
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Wellingborough
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Solihull
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 2005
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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 CENTRE NETWORK (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'because' to 'further' and insert 'some local authorities have reduced or stopped their funding, but not Hull City Council'
Labour, Kingston upon Hull North
2
signatures
EDM 692A1: tabled on 9 February 2005
LAW CENTRE NETWORK (Amendment 2)
delete 'of' and insert 'some'.
Labour, Kingston upon Hull North
1
signature
EDM 692A2: tabled on 9 February 2005