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Coroners' Courts Support Service

EDM number 542 in 2012-13, proposed by Ann Coffey on 18/09/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Coroners.

That this House congratulates the Coroners' Courts Support Service (CCSS) which supports bereaved families who have to give evidence at inquests of loved ones; understands that for grieving families attending an inquest and giving evidence can be a shattering and daunting experience; commends the dedication of the 135 volunteers who have so far been trained by the CCSS; is impressed that only two salaried staff manage the entire service and by the dedication of this small team and the volunteers who do so much to help families and witnesses cope with the process; expresses concern that only 24 coroners' courts throughout England currently have access to this service;notes that with funding of 1 million over three years the CCSS would be in a position to roll out to every single coroners' court in England and Wales; and calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to explore ways of finding this funding to extend and secure such an invaluable and commendable service for the whole country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Ann Coffey18/09/2012StockportLabourProposed
Bob Russell18/09/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley18/09/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Randall15/10/2012Uxbridge and South RuislipConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock15/10/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Valerie Vaz15/10/2012Walsall SouthLabourSeconded
Frank Dobson15/10/2012Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Paul Burstow15/10/2012Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Hoey15/10/2012VauxhallLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock15/10/2012Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders16/10/2012TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson16/10/2012Upper BannDUPSigned
George Howarth16/10/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/10/2012GowerLabourSigned
Frank Field16/10/2012BirkenheadLabourSigned
Bill Esterson16/10/2012Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Michael Crockart17/10/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Tracey Crouch17/10/2012Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff17/10/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin17/10/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
William McCrea17/10/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/10/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd17/10/2012Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Lady Hermon18/10/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Paul Murphy18/10/2012TorfaenLabourSigned
David Anderson18/10/2012BlaydonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn19/10/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Williams19/10/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Dave Watts22/10/2012St Helens NorthLabourSigned
John Leech22/10/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon24/10/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham25/10/2012Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/10/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Spelman31/10/2012MeridenConservativeSigned
Shaun Woodward31/10/2012St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram01/11/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper05/11/2012West LancashireLabourSigned
Joan Walley08/11/2012Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming12/11/2012Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell21/11/2012Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams06/12/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes20/12/2012Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSigned

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