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EFFECT OF THE LEGAL AID, SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT OF OFFENDERS ACT 2012 ON INSOLVENCY LITIGATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 673: tabled on 08 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 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 recent report by Professor Peter Walton on the likely impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on insolvency litigation; further notes that Professor Walton's empirical evidence shows that from April 2015 the Act will have a negative impact on creditors, including the taxpayer and businesses, as well as the public interest; notes concerns from business groups representing creditors, including the Institute of Credit Management and the British Property Federation; is concerned that more than £160 million owed to businesses and the taxpayer each year could remain with directors or third parties that have wrongly, negligently or fraudulently taken money out of a business as a result of the Act; and calls on the Government to review the legislation before it comes into force in April 2015.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Blaydon
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2015
North West Norfolk
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2015
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Sheffield South East
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2015
Congleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Rotherham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Workington
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Swansea West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Aberdeen North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Birkenhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2015
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Leeds North East
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2015
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2015
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2015
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Knowsley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2015
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Eastbourne
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Edmonton
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2015
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Blackpool South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Leeds East
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2015
Braintree
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Chesterfield
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Hammersmith
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Redcar
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
St Helens North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.