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EDM number 2240 in 2007-08, proposed by Lorely Burt on 14/10/2008.

That this House notes with concern that only 30 per cent. of people make valid wills before they die, leaving loved ones with the problem of searching for a valid will and added difficulties in resolving the estate if none is found; notes that some will writers operate without professional indemnity insurance or proper training; and calls on the Government to raise public awareness of the costs of dying intestate and of the desirability of the public ensuring that whoever produces their will is properly trained and insured, to create a national will register where all valid wills can be logged, and to work with the will-writing industry to create vocational qualifications for draftsmen and instruction-takers to raise professional standards in the industry.

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

Lorely Burt14/10/2008SolihullLiberal DemocratProposed
Bill Olner14/10/2008NuneatonLabourSeconded
Bob Russell14/10/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Amess14/10/2008Southend WestConservativeSeconded
Robert Goodwill14/10/2008Scarborough and WhitbyConservativeSeconded
Janet Dean14/10/2008BurtonLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan14/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew George14/10/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton15/10/2008CongletonConservativeSigned
Mark Hunter15/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis15/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley15/10/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Drew15/10/2008StroudLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/10/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Joan Humble16/10/2008Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/10/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/10/2008GowerLabourSigned
John Battle16/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
David Taylor16/10/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Mark Williams16/10/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark17/10/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore17/10/2008HendonLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden20/10/2008Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell20/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mike Hancock20/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell20/10/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams20/10/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross20/10/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech20/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale21/10/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Janet Anderson21/10/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil21/10/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Simpson22/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Hamilton22/10/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster22/10/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Lady Hermon22/10/2008North DownUUPSigned
Sandra Gidley27/10/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Jo Swinson29/10/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey30/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington30/10/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable03/11/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael03/11/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey06/11/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned

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