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Legal Advisers And Income From The State

EDM number 910 in 2013-14, proposed by John Hemming on 06/01/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Freedom of information, Legal profession and Local government.

That this House notes that under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 public authorities are required to declare their payments for legal services to legal organisations; further notes that there are concerns about some legal advisers acting against public authorities from which they also receive substantial sums; further notes that this would give rise to a conflict of interest; and believes that the regulators should require legal advisers that receive payments from public authorities to declare those payments so potential clients would be able to recognise whether or not they might be subject to such a conflict of interest.

This motion has been signed by a total of 6 MPs.

John Hemming06/01/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratProposed
Martin Caton08/01/2014GowerLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins09/01/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Andrew Stunell13/01/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock13/01/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
George Galloway05/02/2014Bradford WestRespectSeconded

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