Early day motion 36

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REFORM OF LEGAL AID

That this House deplores the Government's intention to award legal aid franchises to a limited number of contractors, effectively abolishing a client's right to choose their legal representation; notes that this will reduce the quality of legal representation to the lowest standard possible; further notes the fact that firms currently compete on quality of service and will henceforth be required to compete on the basis of price; regrets the damning effect which this further reform of legal aid is likely to have on high street solicitors firms who are likely to either close or abandon legal aid cases; further notes that this will have a very detrimental effect on the provision of services through the medium of the Welsh language; further notes that this will create vast advice deserts in many rural areas; further regrets the departure from the principle of equality of arms before the law and the rights of all citizens to access to justice; and calls on the Government to abandon this ill-thought through reform immediately.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 19.03.2014
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 14.05.2013
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 15.05.2013
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 14.05.2013
Brown, Nicholas Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne East 21.05.2013
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 16.05.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 03.06.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 15.05.2013
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 14.05.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 14.05.2013
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 14.05.2013
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 06.06.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 20.05.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.05.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.05.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 13.05.2013
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 16.07.2013
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 20.06.2013
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 14.05.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.05.2013
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 15.05.2013
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 12.06.2013
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 05.06.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.06.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 08.05.2013
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 03.06.2013
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 15.05.2013
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 15.05.2013
Evans, Chris Labour Party Islwyn 15.05.2013
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 17.07.2013
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 20.05.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 14.05.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 24.06.2013
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 10.06.2013
Gardiner, Barry Labour Party Brent North 04.06.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.05.2013
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 15.05.2013
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 14.05.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 14.05.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 20.05.2013
Griffith, Nia Labour Party Llanelli 06.06.2013
Hain, Peter Labour Party Neath 05.06.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 03.06.2013
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 19.06.2013
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 03.06.2013
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 15.05.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.05.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 13.05.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 15.05.2013
Jowell, Tessa Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 26.06.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 14.05.2013
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 20.05.2013
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 14.05.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 14.05.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 08.05.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 19.06.2013
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 15.05.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 14.05.2013
Mann, John Labour Party Bassetlaw 14.05.2013
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 14.05.2013
McDonald, Andy Labour Party Middlesbrough 15.05.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 11.09.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.05.2013
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 03.06.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 14.05.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 14.05.2013
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 12.06.2013
Morden, Jessica Labour Party Newport East 03.06.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 14.05.2013
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 14.05.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 15.05.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 19.06.2013
Nash, Pamela Labour Party Airdrie and Shotts 15.05.2013
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 15.05.2013
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 09.07.2013
Powell, Lucy Labour Party Manchester Central 04.06.2013
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 15.05.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 14.05.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 15.05.2013
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 15.05.2013
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 14.05.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 14.05.2013
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 14.05.2013
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 05.06.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 20.05.2013
Sawford, Andy Labour Party Corby 14.05.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 15.05.2013
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 11.06.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 17.07.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 14.05.2013
Tami, Mark Labour Party Alyn and Deeside 03.06.2013
Turner, Karl Labour Party Kingston upon Hull East 14.05.2013
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 14.05.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 14.05.2013
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 15.05.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 08.05.2013
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 19.06.2013
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 25.06.2013
Winnick, David Labour Party Walsall North 14.05.2013
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 15.05.2013
Woodward, Shaun Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 11.06.2013
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 04.06.2013

Amendment 36A1 - REFORM OF LEGAL AID

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Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 27.06.2013
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 24.06.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 15.05.2013
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent Central 18.06.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 06.06.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 04.06.2013