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Bereavement Damages Cap

EDM number 931 in 2017-19, proposed by Keith Vaz on 08/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Civil law and Death.

That this House recognises the current disparity in bereavement compensation in England and Wales in comparison to Northern Ireland and Scotland; notes that the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 allows payment of only a fixed sum for bereavement damages of £12,980 which can be claimed by only the spouse or civil partner of the deceased and the parents of unmarried children under the age of 18; and calls on the Government to amend the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 to provide a new, fairer way of providing damages to bereaved families in England and Wales, echoing the approach taken in Scotland since the mid-1970s.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Keith Vaz08/02/2018Leicester EastLabourProposed
Jim Cunningham20/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Gavin Robinson20/02/2018Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins20/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon21/02/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Paul Girvan21/02/2018South AntrimDUPSeconded
Mary Glindon21/02/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Stephens21/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer21/02/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney22/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Sandy Martin22/02/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Ruth George26/02/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick13/03/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Helen Hayes29/03/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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