House of Commons
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REFORM OF LEGAL AID
EDM #36
Tabled 08 May 2013
2013-14 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House deplores the Government's intention to award legal aid franchises to a limited number of contractors, effectively abolishing a client's right to choose their legal representation; notes that this will reduce the quality of legal representation to the lowest standard possible; further notes the fact that firms currently compete on quality of service and will henceforth be required to compete on the basis of price; regrets the damning effect which this further reform of legal aid is likely to have on high street solicitors firms who are likely to either close or abandon legal aid cases; further notes that this will have a very detrimental effect on the provision of services through the medium of the Welsh language; further notes that this will create vast advice deserts in many rural areas; further regrets the departure from the principle of equality of arms before the law and the rights of all citizens to access to justice; and calls on the Government to abandon this ill-thought through reform immediately.

Signatures (103)

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
19 March 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
14 May 2013
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
15 May 2013
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
14 May 2013
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
21 May 2013
Burden, Richard
Labour
16 May 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
03 June 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
15 May 2013
Champion, Sarah
Labour
14 May 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
14 May 2013
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
14 May 2013
Connarty, Michael
Labour
06 June 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
20 May 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
21 May 2013
Cryer, John
Labour
13 May 2013
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
16 July 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
20 June 2013
Davies, Geraint
Labour
14 May 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
13 May 2013
Dobson, Frank
Labour
15 May 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
12 June 2013
Dowd, Jim
Labour
05 June 2013
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
10 June 2013
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
03 June 2013
Engel, Natascha
Labour
15 May 2013
Esterson, Bill
Labour
15 May 2013
Evans, Chris
Labour
15 May 2013
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
17 July 2013
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
20 May 2013
Flynn, Paul
Labour
14 May 2013
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
24 June 2013
Gapes, Mike
Labour
10 June 2013
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
04 June 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
15 May 2013
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
15 May 2013
Glass, Pat
Labour
14 May 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
14 May 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
20 May 2013
Griffith, Nia
Labour
06 June 2013
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
05 June 2013
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
03 June 2013
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
19 June 2013
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
03 June 2013
Hoey, Kate
Labour
15 May 2013
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
13 May 2013
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
15 May 2013
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
26 June 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
14 May 2013
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
20 May 2013
Lavery, Ian
Labour
14 May 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
14 May 2013
Long, Naomi
Alliance
19 June 2013
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
15 May 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
14 May 2013
Mann, John
Labour
14 May 2013
McCabe, Steve
Labour
14 May 2013
McDonald, Andy
Labour
15 May 2013
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
11 September 2013
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
03 June 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
14 May 2013
Mearns, Ian
Labour
14 May 2013
Miller, Andrew
Labour
12 June 2013
Morden, Jessica
Labour
03 June 2013
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
14 May 2013
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
14 May 2013
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
15 May 2013
Murphy, Paul
Labour
19 June 2013
Nash, Pamela
Labour
15 May 2013
Owen, Albert
Labour
15 May 2013
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
09 July 2013
Powell, Lucy
Labour
04 June 2013
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
15 May 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
14 May 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 May 2013
Robertson, John
Labour
15 May 2013
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
14 May 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
14 May 2013
Ruane, Chris
Labour
14 May 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
05 June 2013
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2013
Sawford, Andy
Labour
14 May 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
15 May 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
11 June 2013
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
17 July 2013
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
14 May 2013
Tami, Mark
Labour
03 June 2013
Turner, Karl
Labour
14 May 2013
Vaz, Keith
Labour
14 May 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
14 May 2013
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
15 May 2013
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
19 June 2013
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
25 June 2013
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
14 May 2013
Wood, Mike
Labour
15 May 2013
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
11 June 2013
Wright, David
Labour
04 June 2013
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.

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36A1
Sir Bob Russell
"leave out from 'House' to 'intention' and insert, 'urges the Government to reconsider its'."
Tabled 15 May 2013
7 Signatures