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REFUGEE AND MIGRANT JUSTICE CHARITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 191: tabled on 09 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 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 that the legal advice charity Refugee and Migrant Justice (RMJ) is in danger of closing because it is facing a cash crisis because a large proportion of legal aid work is now paid upon completion, meaning payment can take anything up to two years; further notes that as a result the charity has a £1.8 million backlog of payments; further notes that senior legal and human rights experts, faith leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Citizens Advice, Liberty and Mind all back the campaign to rescue the legal advice charity from the cash crisis that is not of their own making; is aware that RMJ is not asking for new money but simply prompt payment of legal aid by the Legal Services Commission, or failing that, interest-free loans by the Government to cover the gap; and calls for the legal aid payment system to be changed to ensure charities are paid promptly for their work.

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 17 June 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Lewisham East
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Sheffield South East
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2010
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Bolton North East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Walthamstow
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2010
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Birmingham, Erdington
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Islwyn
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Nottingham South
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2010
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Vauxhall
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2010
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Leslie, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Nottingham East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Slough
Mahmood, Shabana
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2010
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2010
Portsmouth North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2010
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2010
Wells
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Edinburgh South
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
East Lothian
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bolton South East
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Leeds West
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Reynolds, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Stalybridge and Hyde
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Glasgow North West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2010
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Hammersmith
Smith, Angela
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Kingston upon Hull East
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Streatham
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2010
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 September 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2010
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2010
Norwich South

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.