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EMERGENCY BEREAVEMENT SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 893: tabled on 10 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 calls upon the Government to take urgent steps to fulfil its promise, made in January 2002, to end the wasteful and destructive bureaucracy which is forcing the collapse of the astonishing achievements of the Alice Barker Trust; agrees that the Trust has been a great strength in this country and is the type of voluntary sector organisation celebrated in the last Queen's Speech; calls upon the Government not to create temporary graves in public cemeteries until the Trust's proposal for a new legal framework for voluntary sector burials is in place for permanent graves in permanent nature reserves, without the need for any expansion of Government bureaucracy, but with ultimate power resting with any Secretary of State; notes that the Trust has demonstrated how public services can be joined-up in imaginative and unexpected ways, that emotional well-being can be protected through empowerment during critical times of bereavement and other potential emotional emergencies, and how standards can be driven up in ways which reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and expenditure on the National Health Service and other services; further notes that the Trust cannot survive without the unparalleled expertise on relevant law of John Bradfield, its full-time honorary adviser and researcher since 1990; and urges the Government to put in place a new law as a matter or urgency to prevent him accepting unrelated paid work in this country or abroad, as that would deprive the nation of a free public service which no-one else is capable of providing.

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.

Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2005
Eastleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Keighley
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Skipton and Ripon
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Stroud
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newport West
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
St Ives
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2005
Cheltenham
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 April 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Thurrock
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2005
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mansfield
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Ochil
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2005
St Albans
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2005
Hyndburn
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Hemsworth
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.