House of Commons
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GOVERNMENT'S LEGAL AID PROPOSALS
EDM #738
Tabled 25 January 2007
2006-07 Session
That this House recognises the need to reform legal aid to ensure good quality legal services, value for money and access to justice; notes that approximately 50 per cent. of the Criminal Legal Aid Budget is spent on one per cent. of cases; acknowledges the Report of the Bar Working Group into Long and Complex Cases which criticised unrealistic over-charging of defendants by prosecutors, over-loading of indictments, mismanagement of disclosure and poor case management and concludes that all savings needed in the Legal Aid Budget could be made from within the one per cent. of cases; further notes that research underpinning the Carter Review showed that small solicitors' firms provide the lowest costs and the high standard client service and are well regarded by clients; is concerned that Government has failed to act on this; believes that if Government did choose to act on this evidence, much could be done to prevent hundreds of small high street solicitors from being forced out of business by the Government's proposals; believes that large scale closure of small high street solicitors would erode communities and leave vulnerable people without effective access to justice; welcomes the stand taken by charities and representative bodies in pointing out the potential risks to high street solicitors and vulnerable people; and calls on the Government to reconsider its proposals so as to deliver an efficient system for long and complex cases, recognition of the economic and social case for small high street solicitors and the need to provide fair access to justice.

Signatures (115)

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.
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
22 February 2007
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
16 April 2007
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
16 April 2007
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
25 January 2007
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
19 March 2007
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
16 April 2007
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
18 April 2007
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
21 February 2007
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
28 March 2007
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
26 January 2007
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
28 March 2007
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
28 March 2007
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
06 February 2007
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
25 January 2007
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
25 January 2007
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
29 March 2007
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2007
Conway, Derek
Conservative
30 January 2007
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
31 January 2007
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
08 October 2007
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
02 February 2007
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
08 October 2007
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
16 April 2007
Duddridge, James
Conservative
23 March 2007
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
29 January 2007
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
25 January 2007
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
25 January 2007
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
12 March 2007
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
22 February 2007
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
16 April 2007
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
23 February 2007
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
30 January 2007
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
17 April 2007
Gove, Michael
Conservative
19 February 2007
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
02 February 2007
Green, Damian
Conservative
25 April 2007
Greening, Justine
Conservative
16 April 2007
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
08 October 2007
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
25 January 2007
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
29 March 2007
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2007
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
27 February 2007
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
28 March 2007
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
27 February 2007
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
29 January 2007
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2007
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
08 February 2007
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
19 March 2007
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
11 June 2007
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
25 January 2007
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
25 January 2007
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
25 January 2007
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
30 January 2007
Key, Robert
Conservative
25 January 2007
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
25 January 2007
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
30 January 2007
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
30 January 2007
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
26 January 2007
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
25 January 2007
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
08 February 2007
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
30 January 2007
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
25 January 2007
Maclean, David
Conservative
20 March 2007
Main, Anne
Conservative
15 March 2007
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
16 April 2007
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
19 February 2007
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
01 February 2007
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
19 February 2007
McDonnell, John
Labour
07 March 2007
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
01 February 2007
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
02 February 2007
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
01 February 2007
Milton, Anne
Conservative
29 March 2007
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
25 January 2007
Mundell, David
Conservative
06 March 2007
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
31 January 2007
Neill, Bob
Conservative
22 February 2007
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
18 April 2007
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
25 January 2007
Penning, Mike
Conservative
25 January 2007
Penrose, John
Conservative
01 February 2007
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
19 March 2007
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
25 January 2007
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
25 January 2007
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
21 February 2007
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
30 January 2007
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
25 January 2007
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
30 January 2007
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
08 February 2007
Spink, Bob
Conservative
25 January 2007
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
16 April 2007
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
07 June 2007
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
19 March 2007
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
29 January 2007
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
20 March 2007
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
16 April 2007
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
16 April 2007
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
05 February 2007
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
07 March 2007
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
27 March 2007
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
31 January 2007
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
01 February 2007
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
05 February 2007
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
16 April 2007
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
30 January 2007
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
31 January 2007
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
30 April 2007
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
18 May 2007
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
19 February 2007
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion