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PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF LEGAL AID FOR IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM ADVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 130: tabled on 12 November 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 recognises the value of professional, qualified and impartial legal advice for those not able to pay for it, and re-affirms its view that this should continue to be available to those seeking immigration and asylum advice; notes that the United Kingdom Immigration Advisory Service, with only eight offices nationwide, is unlikely to be able to replace all the solicitors and law centres currently offering such advice, without substantially increased public funding, far greater than the ú2.6 million currently spent on legal aid in this area of law; and calls on Her Majesty's Government urgently to reconsider this proposal.

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.

Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1991
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1991
Ealing, Southall
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1991
Brent South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1991
Eltham
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Manchester, Withington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1991
Falkirk West
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1991
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Leigh
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1991
Llanelli
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1991
Aberdeen South
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1991
Monmouth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Warley East
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1991
Norwood
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1991
Wallsend
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1991
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Bridgend
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1991
Vauxhall
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1991
Ravensbourne
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Barnsley Central
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1991
Leicester West
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1991
Wealden
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Broxtowe
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1991
Eccles
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1991
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Stretford
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 1991
Caithness and Sutherland
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Dundee East
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1991
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1991
Cardiff South and Penarth
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1991
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 1991
Falmouth and Camborne
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1991
Salford East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1991
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1991
Burnley
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1991
Delyn
Raison, Sir Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1991
Aylesbury
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Lewes
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Lewisham, Deptford
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1991
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Islington South and Finsbury
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 November 1991
South Belfast
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1991
Newham South
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Wansbeck
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1991
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1991
Doncaster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 1991
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1991
Swansea West
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1991
Cunninghame North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.