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LEGAL AID TO SERVICEMEN'S FAMILIES

EDM number 578 in 2007-08, proposed by David TC Davies on 13/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Armed forces, Legal aid and Legal profession.

That this House notes that legal aid has been made readily available to a vast number of people and groups in the United Kingdom; recalls that legal aid has been given to allow for, amongst other things, a schoolgirl's father to sue a headteacher over a school's uniform policy, for a murderer to repeatedly protest his right to have a baby by IVF, and for a terrorist associate to resist extradition and punishment; understands from the Legal Services Commission's website that the Commission helps over two million people a year; expresses surprise and dismay that the families of nine RAF servicemen who were shot down and killed in Iraq in 2005 will not qualify for automatic legal aid to help them work through the legal complexities of the case; further notes that the family of an Australian serviceman killed in the same attack has been granted legal aid by their home country; and therefore calls on the Legal Services Commission to reconsider this case as a matter of urgency and allow these families of British soldiers access to legal aid as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
David Davies13/12/2007MonmouthConservativeProposed
Peter Bone13/12/2007WellingboroughConservativeSeconded
Brian Binley13/12/2007Northampton SouthConservativeSeconded
Philip Davies13/12/2007ShipleyConservativeSeconded
Nigel Evans13/12/2007Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
William Cash13/12/2007StoneConservativeSeconded
Stephen Crabb13/12/2007Preseli PembrokeshireConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton13/12/2007MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton13/12/2007CongletonConservativeSigned
Edward Leigh13/12/2007GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Bob Spink17/12/2007Castle PointConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell17/12/2007East LondonderryDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley17/12/2007Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Sammy Wilson17/12/2007East AntrimDUPSigned
Robert Wareing18/12/2007Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Keith Vaz18/12/2007Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/12/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray18/12/2007North WiltshireConservativeSigned
John Horam18/12/2007OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Nicholas Soames07/01/2008Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Colin Breed07/01/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable07/01/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew07/01/2008StroudLabourSigned
David Wilshire08/01/2008SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell10/01/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey10/01/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell16/01/2008North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark16/01/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss17/01/2008North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
John Hemming17/01/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington21/01/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne10/06/2008Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned

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