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Justice After Acquittal

EDM number 2044 in 2007-08, proposed by David Heyes on 15/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Crime and Criminal law.

That this House notes the launch on 24th June of Justice After Acquittal; congratulates the co-founders, Ann Roberts and Carole Longe, on establishing this campaigning and support group to represent the interests of families like their own who have suffered the double injustice of the loss of a loved one and the failure of the criminal justice system; calls for more to be done to support the families of victims during and after the trials of those accused of the murder or manslaughter of their family members; and urges the Government to consider a change in the law to provide for a `not decided' verdict in cases where the jury is unable to reach a decision and to provide for decisions of juries in certain circumstances to be subject to judicial review.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

David Heyes15/07/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourProposed
Stephen Dorrell15/07/2008CharnwoodConservativeSeconded
Vincent Cable15/07/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Flynn15/07/2008Newport WestLabourSeconded
Gordon Prentice15/07/2008PendleLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins15/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Russell15/07/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George15/07/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley15/07/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alan Meale16/07/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing16/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
David Drew17/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Dai Davies17/07/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Battle17/07/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook22/07/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
John Leech22/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan06/10/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman06/10/2008HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Marsha Singh06/10/2008Bradford WestLabourSigned
Roger Williams06/10/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood07/10/2008CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan07/10/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Terry Rooney15/10/2008Bradford NorthLabourSigned
John Austin16/10/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned

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