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COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS REPORT ON REFORM OF LEGAL AID

EDM (Early Day Motion) 785: tabled on 10 February 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 Thirty-sixth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts, on Implementing reforms to civil legal aid, HC 808; is concerned by the figures published by the Committee which highlight a 30 per cent rise in cases starting in family courts where both parties are representing themselves as well as a significant fall in mediation for family law cases of 38 per cent in the year after the reforms were implemented; is alarmed by the lack of routine data collection by the Ministry of Justice on key issues such as the length of hearing, types of cases and representation of parties; agrees with the Committee's recommendation that such information should be collected in order to understand and manage the long-term impact of litigants in person; and calls on the Government and the Secretary of State for Justice urgently to review their reforms and fully evaluate their impact on the public.

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 24 February 2015
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2015
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2015
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 11 February 2015
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 11 February 2015
North Down
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2015
Manchester, Withington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.