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MOTOR ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1140: tabled on 04 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 is deeply concerned by the pace and extent of change in the motor accident compensation claims system and in particular the proposal to raise the small claims limit from £1,000 to £5,000; acknowledges the need to cut costs in the legal system but urges the Government to ensure that this is not at the expense of innocent accident victims; believes raising the small claims limit will drastically reduce access to justice for the genuine victims of road accidents; notes that the vast number of planned changes to the claims process will fundamentally change civil litigation in the UK and alter the balance between claimants and defendants; further believes that impact assessments on the individual, piecemeal reforms are insufficient and will not demonstrate the cumulative impact of all of the changes on those seeking justice; urges the Government to reconsider its plans to raise the small claims limit until a single impact assessment has been conducted that covers all the reforms being implemented in the Jackson proposals Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 referral fee ban, introducing of ABSs and proposed extension of the RTA Portal; and calls on the Government to complete a post-implementation review of the changes and their success in reducing the number of fraudulent whiplash claims and reducing costs before seeking further, and potentially unnecessary, changes without sufficient evidence and justification.

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 Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Blaydon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Sheffield Central
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2013
Altrincham and Sale West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
West Lancashire
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Sefton Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 March 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2013
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 March 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Knowsley
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2013
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Easington
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Halifax
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Corby
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Ealing, Southall
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2013
Pendle
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2013
Ceredigion
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
St Helens South and Whiston

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.