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Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974 - Funding For Judicial Review Of The Coroner

EDM number 1013 in 2017-19, proposed by Jess Phillips on 05/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Death, Legal aid, Terrorism and Coroners.

That this House endorses the backing given in 2016 and 2018 by the Coroner to the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974 to legal aid funding applications by the bereaved families; notes that 10 such families successfully challenged the Coroner's ruling on the scope of the inquest by way of judicial review in 2018 and supports their being enabled to participate effectively in any further legal proceedings on the matter; expresses concern about the decision of the Legal Aid Agency to refuse legal aid on the ground of financial eligibility, despite having previously decided that funding could be provided to enable effective participation by the families at the inquest into the deaths of their loved ones; and further expresses concern that although those families have sufficient funds as ordinary working people, the current arrangements for funding the victims of crime in complex multi-death inquests and related legal proceedings are iniquitous and not fit for purpose.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Jess Phillips05/03/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley05/03/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Richard Burden05/03/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham05/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Caroline Spelman05/03/2018MeridenConservativeSeconded
Caroline Lucas05/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Lady Hermon05/03/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Roger Godsiff05/03/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood05/03/2018Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Preet Kaur Gill05/03/2018Birmingham, EdgbastonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Jack Dromey05/03/2018Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe05/03/2018Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Liam Byrne06/03/2018Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Shabana Mahmood06/03/2018Birmingham, LadywoodLabourSigned
Jim Shannon06/03/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Bob Blackman06/03/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Marie Rimmer06/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney07/03/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Matt Western08/03/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands08/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
David Linden13/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned

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