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Court Closures

EDM number 411 in 2010-12, proposed by Elfyn Llwyd on 06/07/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Courts.

That this House is alarmed by the proposals to close 103 magistrates' courts and 54 county courts in England and Wales put forward by the Ministry of Justice; notes that this respresents a 30 per cent. cut in courts across the country; acknowledges that courts provide a vital public service delivering local justice; deplores the fact that an announcement of such importance to hon. Members was presented in a written statement; is concerned that the scale of these closures will have a significant and lasting impact on the prosecution of justice in local communities; does not believe that the timetable for public consultation is sufficient for a proposal of such magnitude; and calls on the Minister responsible to extend the consultation period to allow hon. Members and other interested parties to submit responses, and to agree to meet urgently with representatives from the recognised trade unions to discuss how to mitigate the impact of these proposals on their members.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Elfyn Llwyd06/07/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruProposed
John McDonnell06/07/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Bob Russell06/07/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Wood06/07/2010Batley and SpenLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock07/07/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Graham Stringer07/07/2010Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins07/07/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale07/07/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/07/2010GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Gwynne07/07/2010Denton and ReddishLabourSigned
John Leech07/07/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards07/07/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Virendra Sharma08/07/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Keith Vaz08/07/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
David Crausby08/07/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Annette Brooke08/07/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Pound12/07/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh12/07/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin13/07/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Derek Twigg14/07/2010HaltonLabourSigned
Joan Walley14/07/2010Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Nia Griffith14/07/2010LlanelliLabourSigned
Mark Williams14/07/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Danczuk14/07/2010RochdaleLabourSigned
Chris Ruane15/07/2010Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Albert Owen15/07/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
David Anderson15/07/2010BlaydonLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop15/07/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Bill Esterson20/07/2010Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Hywel Francis20/07/2010AberavonLabourSigned
Margaret Hodge21/07/2010BarkingLabourSigned
David Wright21/07/2010TelfordLabourSigned
Andrew Miller26/07/2010Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Ian Paisley Jnr26/07/2010North AntrimDUPSigned
Richard Burden26/07/2010Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/07/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas27/07/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Vernon Coaker27/07/2010GedlingLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd27/07/2010EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Sharon Hodgson06/09/2010Washington and Sunderland WestLabourSigned
Stella Creasy06/09/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Jessica Morden06/09/2010Newport EastLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter06/09/2010HammersmithLabourSigned
Michael Meacher06/09/2010Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman06/09/2010Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Tom Harris06/09/2010Glasgow SouthLabourSigned
John Robertson06/09/2010Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley06/09/2010York CentralLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods16/09/2010City of DurhamLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson11/10/2010Coventry North WestLabourSigned
Roger Williams11/10/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake14/10/2010Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Chuka Umunna14/10/2010StreathamLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy19/10/2010WiganLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas01/11/2010Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned
Kate Green09/11/2010Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
John Cryer23/11/2010Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/11/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson28/02/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Alison McGovern10/10/2011Wirral SouthLabourSigned

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