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ACCESS TO LEGAL AID

EDM (Early Day Motion) 679: tabled on 12 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 welcomes the legal challenge by Rights of Women on the lawfulness of the Government's changes to access to legal aid which prevents victims of domestic abuse from accessing legal aid for family cases, even where there has been violence or ongoing risk of violence; notes that legal aid is a lifeline for victims of domestic abuse; further notes that legal aid enables victims to escape abusive relationships, protect their children and manage their financial situations; further notes that two women are killed each week as a result of domestic abuse; and calls on the Government to enable victims of domestic abuse to access legal remedies so they can safely leave violent relationships.

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
Signed on 14 January 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2015
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Preston
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Easington
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
South Down
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2015
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Bolsover
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.