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JURIES IN SERIOUS FRAUD TRIALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 807: tabled on 19 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 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 believes that the Government's plan to remove juries in serious fraud trials is misguided; notes that there is no evidence to suggest that it is juries who prolong trials; recognises that the most effective way of reducing the length of complex criminal trials is by utilising active case mangement, which is underlined by both the Criminal Procedure Rules and the Lord Chief Justice's Protocol for the Control and Management of Heavy Fraud and other Complex Criminal Cases; disagrees with the assumption that jurors are incapable of following the evidence when so often the key issue in a fraud trial is whether the defendant's conduct was dishonest or not, an issue which jurors, as ordinary citizens, are qualified to decide; and calls upon the Government to allow time for case management changes to have effect and to honour its promise to bring about any change only after consultation and by primary legislation rather than by seeking to bring section 43 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and trial without a jury into effect.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Southend West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Hornchurch
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
West Ham
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Taunton
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Orkney and Shetland
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Keighley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Grantham and Stamford
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
Huntingdon
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Lichfield
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Newport West
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2005
South West Norfolk
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 28 October 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Walthamstow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2005
Ryedale
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Hereford
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
Woking
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
Newark
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
The Wrekin
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2005
Uxbridge
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
South West Devon
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2005
Leicester East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2005
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 October 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
Ceredigion
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Spelthorne

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.