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WITHDRAWAL OF LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION SPECIALIST SUPPORT SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1779: tabled on 08 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 Legal Services Commission's decision to end its specialist support services from July is an incomprehensible error; further believes it will impact heavily on the poorer and most vulnerable members of the community and create an even larger shortfall in provision than already exists; deplores the axing of the telephone specialist support service which provides back-up support for solicitors from expert lawyers, involving free telephone advice, help with casework and external supervision and training for legal advisers; notes the severe effect it will have on high street solicitor firms on the frontline dealing with complex legal issues in the areas of housing, employment, immigration, human rights, mental health, welfare benefits, community care and debt that are covered by the service; and further believes that this proposal will not save money for the Government and will only lead to the same sums being spent in a less efficient way on an alternative and less effective scheme.

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 10 March 2006
Worthing West
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Hornchurch
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Islington North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Burton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 March 2006
Foyle
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Lichfield
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
South West Norfolk
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 March 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2006
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Chorley
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Clwyd West
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Guildford
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Bridgend
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
Westbury
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Weston-Super-Mare
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Uxbridge
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Romford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Mid Norfolk
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2006
East Devon
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Wantage
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Broxbourne
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2006
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2006
Leominster
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bristol West
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.