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Expert Evidence Parliamentary Inquiry

EDM number 2281 in 2010-12, proposed by John Hemming on 19/10/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Courts.

That this House notes the comments of Sir Nicholas Wall, President of the Family Division, that `Nothing annoys me as much as the nostrum peddled by opponents of the system that experts are hired guns who will provide the opinion required by the payer of their bill - usually the local authority'; recognises that many hon. Members have concerns about the reliability of the expert evidence provided to the family courts; accepts that at times he who pays the piper calls the tune; and calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the reliability of expert evidence in secret court hearings.

This motion has been signed by a total of 3 MPs.

John Hemming19/10/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley19/10/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Adrian Sanders20/10/2011TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded

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