Early day motion 496

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LEGAL AID FOR FAMILIES OF VICTIMS AT BIRMINGHAM PUB BOMBINGS INQUESTS

That this House welcomes the decision of the senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull to resume the inquests into the murder of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings of November 1974; notes that, for the resumed inquests to be compliant with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the families of the victims must be able to participate effectively; further notes the recent decision of the Home Secretary not to establish a special fund similar to that created for the families represented at the Hillsborough stadium disaster inquest; welcomes the Home Secretary's statements that it is nevertheless right that the families bereaved by the Birmingham pub bombings are represented at the forthcoming inquests and that legal aid exceptional funding will enable this; and calls on the Legal Aid Agency to exercise its discretion to waive both means-testing and the requirement to make financial contributions and approve the families' application for exceptional funding without further delay.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 05.01.2016
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 12.10.2016
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 10.10.2016
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 25.10.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 12.10.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 11.10.2016
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 12.10.2016
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 12.10.2016
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.10.2016
Mahmood, Khalid Labour Party Birmingham Perry Barr 11.10.2016
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 13.10.2016
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 16.11.2016
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 11.10.2016
Phillips, Jess Labour Party Birmingham Yardley 10.10.2016
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 11.10.2016
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 13.10.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 11.10.2016
Spellar, John Labour Party Warley 12.10.2016
Spelman, Caroline Conservative Party Meriden 13.10.2016