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Justice For Workplace Injury Victims

EDM number 348 in 1994-95, proposed by Alan Meale on 10/01/1995.

That this House congratulates the Trades Union Congress for its campaign for justice for workplace injury victims; is appalled that over four million people in the United Kingdom suffer either an occupational injury or ill health every year, with the Health and Safety Executive stating that up to 70 per cent. of such accidents occurred because of the negligence of their employers; notes that in Britain last year trades unions helped to win over ú300 million in compensation for over 25,000 of their members; is horrified that the effect of rule changes introduced by the Lord Chancellor's Department in 1992 to deny legal costs in cases where the sum of damages is less than ú1,000 has led to many workplace accident victims being unable to afford the opportunity to seek compensation or redress; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to legislate in favour of injured victims by removing personal injury litigation from the small claims rule, to introduce stiffer penalties against unreasonable delays in settlements by negligent employers and to make haste in finishing the consultation begun last autumn to seek ways of restoring the balance in favour of victims rather than large insurance companies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 85 MPs.

Alan Meale10/01/1995MansfieldProposed
John Spellar10/01/1995Warley WestSigned
James Wray10/01/1995Glasgow ProvanSigned
John Gunnell10/01/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Irene Adams10/01/1995Paisley NorthSigned
Tommy Graham10/01/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Neil Gerrard10/01/1995WalthamstowSigned
Ann Coffey10/01/1995StockportSigned
Eric Clarke10/01/1995MidlothianSigned
William McKelvey10/01/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion10/01/1995Dundee EastSigned
Kevin Hughes10/01/1995Doncaster NorthSigned
Bill Etherington10/01/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Richard Burden11/01/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Jean Corston11/01/1995Bristol EastSigned
Tom Cox11/01/1995TootingSigned
Terry Davis11/01/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Dowd11/01/1995Lewisham WestSigned
John Evans11/01/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman11/01/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Mike Hall11/01/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Harry Barnes11/01/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley11/01/1995York, City ofSigned
Gerry Steinberg11/01/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Paddy Tipping11/01/1995SherwoodSigned
Dennis Turner11/01/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Denis MacShane11/01/1995RotherhamSigned
Edward O'Hara11/01/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Terry Patchett11/01/1995Barnsley EastSigned
Ernie Ross11/01/1995Dundee WestSigned
Peter Hardy11/01/1995WentworthSigned
John Heppell11/01/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Robert Hughes11/01/1995Aberdeen NorthSigned
Eric Illsley11/01/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Helen Jackson11/01/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Barry Jones11/01/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Lynne Jones11/01/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eddie Loyden11/01/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Bill Michie11/01/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Gordon Oakes11/01/1995HaltonSigned
Keith Bradley11/01/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Robert Parry12/01/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Nick Ainger12/01/1995PembrokeSigned
John Denham12/01/1995Southampton, ItchenSigned
Bryan Davies12/01/1995Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe12/01/1995LeighSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/01/1995Islington NorthSigned
Ken Livingstone12/01/1995Brent EastSigned
Andrew Miller12/01/1995Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Colin Pickthall12/01/1995West LancashireSigned
Dennis Skinner12/01/1995BolsoverSigned
Keith Hill12/01/1995StreathamSigned
John Hutton12/01/1995Barrow & FurnessSigned
Andrew MacKinlay13/01/1995ThurrockSigned
Bridget Prentice16/01/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Kim Howells16/01/1995PontypriddSigned
Greville Janner16/01/1995Leicester WestSigned
Ian McCartney16/01/1995MakerfieldSigned
Anne Campbell16/01/1995CambridgeSigned
Harry Cohen16/01/1995LeytonSigned
John Cummings16/01/1995EasingtonSigned
Maria Fyfe16/01/1995Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Roger Godsiff16/01/1995Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Win Griffiths16/01/1995BridgendSigned
Dafydd Wigley17/01/1995CaernarfonSigned
Michael Connarty17/01/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones17/01/1995Ynys MSigned
Rachel Squire17/01/1995Dunfermline WestSigned
Clive Soley17/01/1995HammersmithSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/01/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Glenda Jackson18/01/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Geoff Hoon19/01/1995AshfieldSigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Greg Pope20/01/1995HyndburnSigned
Martyn Jones20/01/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Llin Golding20/01/1995Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/01/1995Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Joan Walley25/01/1995Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Jack Thompson25/01/1995WansbeckSigned
John McFall26/01/1995DumbartonSigned
Jimmy Hood02/02/1995ClydesdaleSigned
George Galloway09/02/1995Glasgow HillheadSigned
Joe Benton09/02/1995BootleSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours16/02/1995WorkingtonSigned
Barry Sheerman18/04/1995HuddersfieldSigned

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