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LEGAL AID REFORM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 537: tabled on 18 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 158 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, while accepting that the legal aid system is in need of reform, is concerned that the Government's planned implementation of Lord Carter's proposals could force several hundred law firms out of business leaving vulnerable clients without access to effective representation; is concerned that the proposals identified in the Carter Review could further endanger the supplier base; notes that the changes to the proposals announced by the Government on 28th November 2006, while welcome, do not go far enough; welcomes the Law Society's `What Price Justice' campaign to boost awareness of the potential risk to the most vulnerable people in society and notes that it is supported by MIND, the NSPCC, Shelter, the Refugee Council, the Child Poverty Action Group and others; and calls upon the Government to guarantee a legal aid system ensuring quality representation and fair access to justice for all.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2007
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Leeds West
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2007
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
West Ham
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2007
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Brent South
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Hertsmere
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 15 January 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 January 2007
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2007
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2007
Ryedale
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Houghton and Washington East
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Wrexham
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2007
Woking
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2007
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 January 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Great Grimsby
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
Braintree
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2007
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 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 23 February 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2007
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Rochdale
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Dartford
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Islwyn
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2007
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Teignbridge

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.