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Brendon Fearon And The Tony Martin Case

EDM number 1546 in 2002-03, proposed by Henry Bellingham on 07/07/2003.

That this House expresses its grave concern that Brendon Fearon, one of the burglars who broke into Tony Martin's house, is now suing for civil damages in respect of the injuries that he sustained during his criminal acts, including his loss of sexual enjoyment and an ability to practise martial arts; expresses further concern that Brendon Fearon's case is now being funded by the Legal Aid Board despite the willingness of his solicitor to take the case on a no win-no fee contingency basis; urges the Government to look urgently at changing the law so that criminals who break into properties leave all their civil rights outside that property; urges the Government to reform the rules governing legal aid so that it cannot be claimed in such cases; and further urges the Government to note that 83 per cent. of those surveyed by the Freedom Association believe that an intruder should have no case against a homeowner who takes direct action against them.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Henry Bellingham07/07/2003North West NorfolkConservativeProposed
Martin Smyth08/07/2003Belfast SouthIndependent Ulster UnionistSigned
Bob Spink08/07/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Nick Hawkins08/07/2003Surrey HeathConservativeSigned
Tim Loughton08/07/2003East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Andrew MacKay08/07/2003BracknellConservativeSigned
David Burnside08/07/2003South AntrimIndependent Ulster UnionistSigned
Roger Godsiff08/07/2003Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton08/07/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Gerry Steinberg09/07/2003Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds10/07/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Cheryl Gillan10/07/2003Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs11/07/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
Ann Winterton11/07/2003CongletonConservativeSigned

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