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Provision Of Legal Aid In Scotland

EDM number 1387 in 1993-94, proposed by Ray Michie on 23/06/1994.

That this House expresses its deep misgivings at the Scottish Office's decision to undertake yet another review of the provision of legal aid in Scotland; believes that this further review is merely a pretext by the Scottish Office to impose further sweeping cuts in legal aid at the behest of the Treasury and to reduce access to justice for tens of thousands of people in Scotland; considers that there are no grounds whatever for privatising the Scottish Legal Aid Board, which is generally regarded as performing well within the the constraints imposed by government funding; notes that there have already been two major government reviews of legal aid in the last three years, one of which is still ongoing; and urges Her Majesty's Government to abandon its attempts to undermine still further state funded legal aid in Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Ray Michie23/06/1994Argyll & ButeProposed
Archy Kirkwood23/06/1994Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Jim Wallace23/06/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Ken Livingstone24/06/1994Brent EastSigned
Alan Meale27/06/1994MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke27/06/1994MidlothianSigned
Andrew Faulds27/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Colin Pickthall28/06/1994West LancashireSigned
John McWilliam28/06/1994BlaydonSigned
Menzies Campbell28/06/1994Fife North EastSigned
John Cummings28/06/1994EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes28/06/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Roland Boyes29/06/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Mike Hall29/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Norman Godman29/06/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Michael Clapham29/06/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/06/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Keith Bradley29/06/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Simpson30/06/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Nick Harvey30/06/1994North DevonSigned
Lynne Jones30/06/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Russell Johnston04/07/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Michael Connarty05/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned

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