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Law On Psychiatric Injury

EDM number 158 in 2014-15, proposed by George Howarth on 23/06/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Mental health.

That this House believes that the current law in England and Wales on psychiatric injury for people who witness the death or injury of a loved one is restrictive and unfair; further believes that 25 years after the Hillsborough disaster, when the law was enshrined, that law no longer reflects modern society; further believes that the law must recognise that you do not need to have a parental or marital relationship to love someone, you do not need to be shocked to suffer psychiatric injury and you do not need to be standing next to someone when they are killed or injured to be traumatised; and urges the Government to reform the law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

George Howarth23/06/2014KnowsleyLabourProposed
Mark Durkan23/06/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
John McDonnell23/06/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn23/06/2014Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton24/06/2014GowerLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins24/06/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie24/06/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/06/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Hywel Williams24/06/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner25/06/2014BolsoverLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/06/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma25/06/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mary Glindon26/06/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin30/06/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale30/06/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/07/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Murphy01/07/2014TorfaenLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell02/07/2014East LondonderryDUPSigned
Naomi Long02/07/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Fabian Hamilton07/07/2014Leeds North EastLabourSigned
David Crausby08/07/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds16/07/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Wright01/09/2014TelfordLabourSigned

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