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

EDM (Early Day Motion) 732: tabled on 18 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 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 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, including the Federation of Small Businesses, Chartered 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 carry out a formal review of the legislation before making an announcement on the issue before the end of the year.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
Blyth Valley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2016
Swansea West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2015
Birkenhead
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
Leeds North East
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2015
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 December 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2015
Huddersfield
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2016
Ilford North
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2015
Edinburgh West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2015
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
Walsall South
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.