House of Commons
LEGAL AID FOR INQUESTS
EDM #498
Tabled 02 November 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the publication of the final report of the Bach Commission on Access to Justice; notes Lord Bach's recommendation that, where the state is funding one or more of the other parties at an inquest, it should also provide legal aid for representation of the family of the deceased; further welcomes the publication of The Right Reverend James Jones' Hillsborough Review; further notes his recommendation for proper participation of bereaved families and proportionate legal funding at inquests; welcomes the Ministry of Justice's recently published Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Post-Legislative Memorandum; and calls on the Government to provide legal aid at all inquests whenever the state is funding one or more of the other parties.

Signatures (55)

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.
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
03 November 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
07 November 2017
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
03 November 2017
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
03 November 2017
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
07 November 2017
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
07 November 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
23 November 2017
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
03 November 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
06 November 2017
Eagle, Maria
Labour
07 November 2017
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
14 November 2017
Frith, James
Labour
03 November 2017
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
03 November 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
03 November 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
03 November 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
06 November 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
05 December 2017
Hill, Mike
Labour
13 November 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
07 November 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
01 December 2017
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
07 November 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
15 November 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
13 November 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
07 November 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
06 November 2017
Matheson, Christian
Labour
03 November 2017
McGinn, Conor
Labour
07 November 2017
McGovern, Alison
Labour
07 November 2017
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
03 November 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
03 November 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
06 November 2017
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
07 November 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
13 November 2017
Ryan, Joan
Labour
10 January 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
03 November 2017
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
13 November 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
07 November 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
03 November 2017
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
03 November 2017
Smith, Laura
Labour
03 November 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
03 November 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
03 November 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
03 November 2017
Twist, Liz
Labour
07 November 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
03 November 2017
Western, Matt
Labour
03 November 2017
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
03 November 2017
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
07 November 2017
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.