Early day motion 931

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BEREAVEMENT DAMAGES CAP

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 20.02.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 22.02.2018
Girvan, Paul Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 21.02.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 21.02.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.02.2018
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 22.02.2018
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 21.02.2018
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 20.02.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 21.02.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 21.02.2018
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 08.02.2018