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Justice For Workplace Injury Victims (No. 2)

EDM number 576 in 1994-95, proposed by Jean Corston on 08/02/1995.

That this House acknowledges that over four million people suffer occupational injury or ill-health every year and that an estimated 70 per cent. of these are due to negligence by their employers; notes that in 1992 the Lord Chancellor changed the rules for cases where the sum of damages is less than ú1,000 the result of which is that legal costs cannot be awarded to the winner except in exceptional cases; believes that the consequence of this is that injury victims cannot afford the legal fees; considers that this system is unfair; takes note of a Trades Union Congress estimate that the number of cases going to trial could triple as the insurer now faces the same claims rule and for the Lord Chancellor to finish the consultation begun last autumn so as to resolve this problem, the existence of which was admitted by his Department at that time. (Relevant registered interest declared)

This motion has been signed by a total of 86 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jean Corston08/02/1995Bristol EastProposed
Andrew MacKinlay08/02/1995ThurrockSeconded
Maria Fyfe08/02/1995Glasgow, MaryhillSeconded
George Stevenson08/02/1995Stoke-on-Trent SouthSeconded
Joan Ruddock08/02/1995Lewisham, DeptfordSeconded
Kevin McNamara08/02/1995Kingston upon Hull NorthSeconded
Tony Banks08/02/1995Newham North WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg08/02/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Clive Betts08/02/1995Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours08/02/1995WorkingtonSigned
Stephen Byers08/02/1995WallsendSigned
Ian McCartney08/02/1995MakerfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden08/02/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Adam Ingram08/02/1995East KilbrideSigned
Norman Hogg08/02/1995Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Eric Martlew08/02/1995CarlisleSigned
Joyce Quin08/02/1995Gateshead EastSigned
Robert Parry08/02/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Max Madden08/02/1995Bradford WestSigned
Alan Milburn09/02/1995DarlingtonSigned
Malcolm Chisholm09/02/1995Edinburgh LeithSigned
Michael Clapham09/02/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Eric Clarke09/02/1995MidlothianSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/02/1995Islington NorthSigned
Tom Cox09/02/1995TootingSigned
John Cummings09/02/1995EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe09/02/1995LeighSigned
Jim Dowd09/02/1995Lewisham WestSigned
George Galloway09/02/1995Glasgow HillheadSigned
Norman Godman09/02/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Battle09/02/1995Leeds WestSigned
Joe Benton09/02/1995BootleSigned
John Evans09/02/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Alan Meale09/02/1995MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie09/02/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Colin Pickthall09/02/1995West LancashireSigned
Bridget Prentice09/02/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice09/02/1995PendleSigned
Ernie Ross09/02/1995Dundee WestSigned
Dennis Skinner09/02/1995BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy09/02/1995WentworthSigned
John Heppell09/02/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Glenda Jackson09/02/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Greville Janner09/02/1995Leicester WestSigned
Lynne Jones09/02/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Helen Liddell09/02/1995Monklands EastSigned
John McAllion09/02/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey09/02/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Tony Lloyd10/02/1995StretfordSigned
Keith Bradley10/02/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Anne Campbell10/02/1995CambridgeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/02/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Paddy Tipping10/02/1995SherwoodSigned
Harry Barnes13/02/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Janet Anderson13/02/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Gunnell13/02/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Simon Hughes13/02/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned
Doug Hoyle13/02/1995Warrington NorthSigned
Keith Hill13/02/1995StreathamSigned
Barry Jones13/02/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Barry Sheerman14/02/1995HuddersfieldSigned
Roy Hughes14/02/1995Newport EastSigned
Eric Illsley14/02/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Win Griffiths14/02/1995BridgendSigned
Jim Wallace14/02/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Ken Livingstone15/02/1995Brent EastSigned
Edward O'Hara15/02/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Richard Burden15/02/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Angela Eagle15/02/1995WallaseySigned
Mike Hall15/02/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Jack Thompson15/02/1995WansbeckSigned
Mike O'Brien16/02/1995North WarwickshireSigned
Bill Etherington16/02/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Mike Gapes21/02/1995Ilford SouthSigned
Terry Davis22/02/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Martyn Jones01/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Kevin Hughes06/03/1995Doncaster NorthSigned
Audrey Wise13/03/1995PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/03/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dawn Primarolo23/03/1995Bristol SouthSigned
Harry Cohen23/03/1995LeytonSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/1995Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Nigel Jones16/05/1995CheltenhamSigned
Peter Pike18/05/1995BurnleySigned
Margaret Ewing18/05/1995MoraySigned
Derek EnrightUnknownWithdrawn

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