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EDM (Early Day Motion) 496: tabled on 10 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 decision of the senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull to resume the inquests into the murder of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings of November 1974; notes that, for the resumed inquests to be compliant with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the families of the victims must be able to participate effectively; further notes the recent decision of the Home Secretary not to establish a special fund similar to that created for the families represented at the Hillsborough stadium disaster inquest; welcomes the Home Secretary's statements that it is nevertheless right that the families bereaved by the Birmingham pub bombings are represented at the forthcoming inquests and that legal aid exceptional funding will enable this; and calls on the Legal Aid Agency to exercise its discretion to waive both means-testing and the requirement to make financial contributions and approve the families' application for exceptional funding without further delay.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.