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Challenge To Mod Immunity From Ex Service Personnel Claims For Compensation

EDM number 719 in 2001-02, proposed by Mike Hancock on 23/01/2002.

That this House applauds the decision by Mr Justice Keith to back the claim by Alan Matthews, who has developed an asbestos-related disease whilst working as an electrical engineer with the Royal Navy, in the 1950s and 1960s, that the MoD's immunity under the Crown Proceedings Act 1987 from claims for compensation by those ex service personnel who contracted asbestos-related diseases and other diseases before 1987 was a contravention of the Human Rights Act and therefore these cases should be heard; recognises the injustice done to such service personnel through the years of being denied compensation; believes it to be a long overdue decision; and calls for the Government not to attempt to appeal this decision, and instead to act swiftly to set up a system of compensation for those service personnel who suffer from asbestos-related and other diseases but have been denied compensation due to contracting the disease before 1987, thus fulfilling its moral obligation to those who have served the Country and suffer such agonising diseases as a result.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Mike Hancock23/01/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell23/01/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter23/01/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb24/01/2002NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross24/01/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler24/01/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge24/01/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas24/01/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Norman Baker24/01/2002LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green24/01/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George24/01/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/01/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable24/01/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke24/01/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake24/01/2002Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes24/01/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones24/01/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley24/01/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Taylor25/01/2002Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes25/01/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore25/01/2002HendonLabourSigned
Alan Reid25/01/2002Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed28/01/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton28/01/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer28/01/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Ian Davidson28/01/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Flynn28/01/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Robert Wareing28/01/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray28/01/2002Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/01/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Peter Bottomley29/01/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Harold Best29/01/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Denis Murphy29/01/2002WansbeckLabourSigned
Michael Clapham29/01/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Syd Rapson30/01/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis30/01/2002WorsleyLabourSigned
Rob Marris30/01/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/01/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara30/01/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara30/01/2002Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin31/01/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington31/01/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett31/01/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Viggers31/01/2002GosportConservativeSigned
Tony Worthington31/01/2002Clydebank & MilngavieLabourSigned
Don Foster01/02/2002BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams01/02/2002Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway01/02/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Nick Harvey04/02/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell04/02/2002Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams04/02/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Evan Harris05/02/2002Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis13/02/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Russell Brown27/02/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lembit 03/04/2002MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty03/04/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chidgey11/04/2002EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin23/04/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned

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