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MAGISTRATES' COURTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 312: tabled on 23 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 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 Magistrates' Courts are a vital local front line service, providing support for witnesses and victims of crime and prosecuting justice on a wide range of issues; is deeply concerned at the threat of closure to Magistrates' Courts in Northwich, Southport, Penrith, Runcorn, Whitehaven, Rawtenstall, Chorley, Salford, Bury, Guisborough, Bishop Auckland, Tynedale, Alnwick, Blaydon, Gosforth, Houghton Le Spring, Goole, Skipton, Selby, Batley and Dewsbury, Keighley sitting at the Bingley Court House, Rochdale, Pontefract, Barry, Aberdare, Llwynypia, Ammanford, Cardigan, Llandovery, Denbigh, Pwllheli, Flint, Chepstow, Abertillery, Abergavenny, Llangefni, Halesowen, Sutton Coldfield, West Bromwich, Rugby, Stoke, Tamworth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Ilkeston, Newark, Worksop, Retford, Coalville, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Spalding, Towcester, Daventry, Rutland, Kettering, Frome, Bridgwater, Liskeard, Newton Abbot, Camborne, Totnes, Honiton, Penzance, Blandford Forum, Wimborne, Coleford, Cirencester, Stroud, Andover, Alton, Lyndhurst, Grays, Harlow, Epping, Ely, Wisbech, Thetford, Cromer, Swaffham, Sudbury, Ashford, Sittingbourne, Epsom, Woking, Mid-Sussex, Lewes, Bicester, Hemel Hempstead, Witney, Amersham, Newbury, Didcot, Acton, Haringey (Highgate), Harrow, Sutton, Barking, Brentford, Kingston, Woolwich, Balham Youth Court, Waltham Forest and Tower Bridge; believes that if these closures go ahead fewer victims of crime will get justice; and calls on the Government to think again.

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.

Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Ochil and South Perthshire
Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Cardiff West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Bolton North East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Walthamstow
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Workington
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Caerphilly
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Aberdeen North
Dugher, Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Barnsley East
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 June 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2010
Eltham
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Sunderland Central
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Islwyn
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Ilford South
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
North Tyneside
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Llanelli
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Delyn
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bolton West
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Washington and Sunderland West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Diana
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Susan Elan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Clwyd South
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Wansbeck
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2010
Eastbourne
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 July 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 June 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Newport East
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Chesterfield
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Ealing North
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bolton South East
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Copeland
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Vale of Clwyd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Hammersmith
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Owen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Pontypridd
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Kingston upon Hull East
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Halton
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2010
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Batley and Spen

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.