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Funding For Support For Families Of Road Crash Victims

EDM number 564 in 2005-06, proposed by Linda Riordan on 12/07/2005.

That this House is concerned at the lack of statutory provision of support for families bereaved by road crashes beyond Home Office funding for one support guide by the charity BRAKE; notes that this is in stark contrast to the £30 million Government funding for Victim Support for families of other crimes; further notes that bereavement damages to families bereaved by road deaths are only £10,000 and unless a family member witnessed the death they cannot claim compensation for trauma; welcomes the fact that BRAKE and the Motor Accident Solicitors society are campaigning against the proposal to raise the small claims limit from £1,000, which would limit support for injured victims; acknowledges that many people whose loved ones are killed on the road have extreme traumatic stress symptoms that can lead to long-term illness and depression; believes that this places a burden on the NHS that could be avoided by timely, professionally managed support for these families; and calls on the Government to take urgent action to provide funding for voluntary led support agencies such as BRAKE and funding for professional trauma counsellors across the NHS, and urgently to review the civil claim regulations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Linda Riordan12/07/2005HalifaxLabourProposed
Andrew George12/07/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley13/07/2005Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton13/07/2005GowerLabourSeconded
Alison Seabeck13/07/2005Plymouth, DevonportLabourSeconded
David Taylor13/07/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon13/07/2005North DownUUPSigned
Mark Lazarowicz13/07/2005Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
David Drew14/07/2005StroudLabourSigned
Rudi Vis14/07/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Durkan14/07/2005FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale14/07/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle14/07/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/07/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Julie Morgan14/07/2005Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon18/07/2005Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Ann Cryer18/07/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore18/07/2005HendonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/07/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams18/07/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Colin Breed19/07/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz19/07/2005Leicester EastLabourSigned
Ian Gibson19/07/2005Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean19/07/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Harry Cohen19/07/2005Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell19/07/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Albert Owen19/07/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/07/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock19/07/2005Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Colin Challen19/07/2005Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
John Leech20/07/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Efford20/07/2005ElthamLabourSigned
Michael Clapham20/07/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Annette Brooke20/07/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Olner20/07/2005NuneatonLabourSigned
John McDonnell20/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Heath20/07/2005Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley21/07/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins21/07/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Edward Davey21/07/2005Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson21/07/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Paul Truswell21/07/2005PudseyLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling21/07/2005Croydon CentralConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington10/10/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Michael Penning10/10/2005Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Fraser Kemp18/10/2005Houghton and Washington EastLabourSigned
John Barrett24/10/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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