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LEGAL AID DELIVERY BY THE NOT FOR PROFIT ADVICE SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 493: tabled on 13 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 88 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 notes the proposed changes in delivery of legal aid based on Lord Carter's review of legal aid procurement, particularly the introduction of fixed fees and payment in arrears; further notes concerns in the not for profit advice sector, including the Citizens Advice Bureau, that the new fixed fee system does not sufficiently take into account the complexity of cases or of client needs and will force providers to reduce case times by refusing to take on long cases or to work with the most vulnerable and that the introduction of payment in arrears will harm the majority of not for profit agencies, which do not have the cashflow to subsidise public services by covering costs upfront; regrets the likely impact of these changes in terms of redundancies and a reduction in the number of agencies offering legal aid; and calls on the Government and the Legal Services Commission to reassess the fee levels and structures proposed and to delay further implementation beyond the April to October 2007 transition period to allow the appropriate adjustments to be made.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
West Ham
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Gower
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Tyne Bridge
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Midlothian
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Tamworth
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Salisbury
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Calder Valley
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Mansfield
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
Croydon Central
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Weston-Super-Mare
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2007
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Northavon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.