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British Nuclear Test Veterans Multi-Party Action

EDM number 929 in 2004-05, proposed by Edward O'Hara on 15/03/2005.

That this House notes that the Legal Services Commission in June 2002 granted limited funding to two firms of solicitors to undertake preliminary investigations to enable them to prepare a multi-party action on behalf of the British nuclear test veterans and veterans of other nationalities, and that in October 2004 the Legal Services Commission, having made a preliminary assessment of the multi-party action, sought further information from the solicitors; is concerned about the protraction of these proceedings; notes that on 23rd December 2004, in order to safeguard the veterans' legal right to pursue the case, proceedings were brought to the court's attention and that the court now requires that these issued proceedings be served upon the Ministry of Defence within four months of that date, that is by 23rd April; and therefore urges the Legal Services Commission, within this timeframe, to reach a final decision on funding and one which will enable the veterans to pursue their action.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Edward O'Hara15/03/2005Knowsley SouthLabourProposed
Joe Benton15/03/2005BootleLabourSigned
David Kidney16/03/2005StaffordLabourSigned
Robert Wareing16/03/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis16/03/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Simon Thomas16/03/2005CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Harry Barnes16/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths16/03/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore16/03/2005HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer16/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/03/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed16/03/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell16/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Iris Robinson16/03/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Drew17/03/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew George17/03/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Parmjit Gill17/03/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner17/03/2005Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Paul Tyler17/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams18/03/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/03/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke18/03/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Pike18/03/2005BurnleyLabourSigned
Adam Price18/03/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Syd Rapson21/03/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Ernie Ross21/03/2005Dundee WestLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders21/03/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara21/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Denzil Davies21/03/2005LlanelliLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/03/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones22/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Llew Smith22/03/2005Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan22/03/2005West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Alex Salmond22/03/2005Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Lynne Jones23/03/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/03/2005Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner24/03/2005BolsoverLabourSigned
Eric Illsley24/03/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/04/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins05/04/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Huw Edwards05/04/2005MonmouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson06/04/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis06/04/2005Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
David Hamilton06/04/2005MidlothianLabourSigned

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