Gordon Brown

Former Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Legal Aid

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of eligibility for legal aid. Matters which have been voted on include means testing, if aid should be generally restricted to those residing in the UK, and which legal services should be funded by legal aid.

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Gordon Brown voted a mixture of for and against restricting the scope of legal aid

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about restricting the scope of legal aid:

  • On 9 Jul 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Draft Civil Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014 — Residence Test for Legal Aid Eligibility Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations — Legal Aid In Cases With Borderline Prospect of Success Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012 — Extension of Legal Aid to Certain Welfare Appeals and Certain International Child Benefit Recovery Cases Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2012 Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Gordon Brown voted to require the Lord Chancellor to ensure that, subject to resources, individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for Social Welfare Law Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for children Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — New Clause 17 — Extension of Scope of Legal Aid Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Definition of Domestic Abuse Used In Relation to Eligibility for Civil Legal Aid Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Schedule 1 — Legal Aid in Clinical Negligence Cases Show vote
  • On 29 Jun 2011: Gordon Brown was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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