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Sierra Leone Inquiry

EDM number 1356 in 1997-98, proposed by Shaun Woodward on 20/05/1998.

That this House notes with dismay reports that Sir Thomas Legg was forced to admit to the Committee of Public Accounts in 1993 that he had given an incorrect answer to the Committee when he stated that no judges had complained about cuts in legal aid when in fact such complaints had been received from both the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls, and suggested to the Committee that he did not see these protests as 'very germane'; believes he is therefore a wholly inappropriate person to hold the inquiry into the Arms to Sierra Leone fiasco; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to replace Sir Thomas Legg with a High Court Judge and to hold the inquiry in public.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Shaun Woodward20/05/1998WitneyConservativeProposed
Owen Paterson20/05/1998North ShropshireConservativeSigned
Robert Walter20/05/1998North DorsetConservativeSigned
Peter Viggers20/05/1998GosportConservativeSigned
David Tredinnick20/05/1998BosworthConservativeSigned
John Bercow20/05/1998BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Peter Atkinson20/05/1998HexhamConservativeSigned
Philip Hammond20/05/1998Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned
Christopher Fraser20/05/1998Mid Dorset & North PooleConservativeSigned
Liam Fox20/05/1998WoodspringConservativeSigned
Stephen Day20/05/1998CheadleConservativeSigned
James Cran20/05/1998Beverley & HoldernessConservativeSigned
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown20/05/1998CotswoldConservativeSigned
Ian Bruce20/05/1998South DorsetConservativeSigned
Anne McIntosh20/05/1998Vale of YorkConservativeSigned
David Prior20/05/1998North NorfolkConservativeSigned
Marion Roe20/05/1998BroxbourneConservativeSigned
David Ruffley20/05/1998Bury St EdmundsConservativeSigned
Keith Simpson20/05/1998Mid NorfolkConservativeSigned
Nick St Aubyn20/05/1998GuildfordConservativeSigned
Julie Kirkbride20/05/1998BromsgroveConservativeSigned
Andrew Lansley20/05/1998South CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Oliver Letwin20/05/1998West DorsetConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis20/05/1998New Forest EastConservativeSigned
David Maclean20/05/1998Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Graham Brady20/05/1998Altrincham & Sale WestConservativeSigned
Nick Hawkins21/05/1998Surrey HeathConservativeSigned
Eleanor Laing21/05/1998Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Tim Loughton21/05/1998East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Michael Colvin01/06/1998RomseyConservativeSigned
Crispin Blunt01/06/1998ReigateConservativeSigned
Gerald Howarth03/06/1998AldershotConservativeSigned
Sydney Chapman08/06/1998Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned

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