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SMALL CLAIMS LIMIT FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1545: tabled on 23 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at the planned increase in the small claims limit for personal injury; regrets the small claims limit increase is not on the face of the Civil Liability Bill and unable to be debated; further regrets the proposal to increase the small claims limit by 100 per cent from £1,000 to £2,000 in all personal injury claims and from £1,000 to £5,000 in all road traffic injury cases; notes that CPI inflation from the last change in the small claims limit in 1999 would only see an increase to less than £1,500; regrets the decision to ignore Lord Justice Jackson's recommendation against any increase above £1,500; notes the Justice Select Committee's recommendation that the small claims limit for personal injury should only be increased to reflect inflation from 1999; believes that an increase in the small claims limit will have severe consequences on access to justice; and calls on the Government to withdraw its current plans for any increase in the small claims limit.

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.

Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Gower
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Rother Valley
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2018
Blyth Valley
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Enfield, Southgate
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
West Lancashire
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2018
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2018
Coventry South
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Lewisham East
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 September 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Kensington
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Stroud
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Canterbury
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 July 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Frith, James
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Bury North
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2018
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2018
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2018
Jarrow
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Hartlepool
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 5 September 2018
Luton North
Killen, Ged
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2018
Ceredigion
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 September 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Bassetlaw
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Ipswich
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2018
Wirral South
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne North
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Cardiff North
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Gateshead
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2018
Portsmouth South
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2018
Easington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2018
Ynys Môn
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Warrington South
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2018
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Hammersmith
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Leeds North West
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2018
Harrow West
Twist, Liz
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Blaydon
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Colne Valley
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Hornsey and Wood Green
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
East Lothian
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Stockton South
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2018
Bedford
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2018
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.