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WILLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2240: tabled on 14 October 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 with concern that only 30 per cent. of people make valid wills before they die, leaving loved ones with the problem of searching for a valid will and added difficulties in resolving the estate if none is found; notes that some will writers operate without professional indemnity insurance or proper training; and calls on the Government to raise public awareness of the costs of dying intestate and of the desirability of the public ensuring that whoever produces their will is properly trained and insured, to create a national will register where all valid wills can be logged, and to work with the will-writing industry to create vocational qualifications for draftsmen and instruction-takers to raise professional standards in the industry.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Leeds West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2008
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 October 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2008
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2008
Romsey
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2008
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 2008
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2008
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2008
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2008
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 October 2008
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Mansfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2008
Ceredigion
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2008
Congleton
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2008
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.