Early day motion 785

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COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS REPORT ON REFORM OF LEGAL AID

That this House welcomes the Thirty-sixth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts, on Implementing reforms to civil legal aid, HC 808; is concerned by the figures published by the Committee which highlight a 30 per cent rise in cases starting in family courts where both parties are representing themselves as well as a significant fall in mediation for family law cases of 38 per cent in the year after the reforms were implemented; is alarmed by the lack of routine data collection by the Ministry of Justice on key issues such as the length of hearing, types of cases and representation of parties; agrees with the Committee's recommendation that such information should be collected in order to understand and manage the long-term impact of litigants in person; and calls on the Government and the Secretary of State for Justice urgently to review their reforms and fully evaluate their impact on the public.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 24.02.2015
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 10.02.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 11.02.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 12.02.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 11.02.2015
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 23.02.2015
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 11.02.2015
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 11.02.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.02.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 11.02.2015
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 12.02.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 10.02.2015
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 11.02.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 11.02.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 10.02.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 26.02.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 10.02.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.02.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 10.02.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 12.02.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 23.02.2015
Morden, Jessica Labour Party Newport East 10.02.2015
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 24.02.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 24.03.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 11.02.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 11.02.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 12.02.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 11.02.2015
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 04.03.2015