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EXPERT EVIDENCE PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2281: tabled on 19 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 the comments of Sir Nicholas Wall, President of the Family Division, that `Nothing annoys me as much as the nostrum peddled by opponents of the system that experts are hired guns who will provide the opinion required by the payer of their bill - usually the local authority'; recognises that many hon. Members have concerns about the reliability of the expert evidence provided to the family courts; accepts that at times he who pays the piper calls the tune; and calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the reliability of expert evidence in secret court hearings.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.