Mike Gapes

Independent MP for Ilford South

@MikeGapes https://facebook.com/mikegapesmp

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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Mike Gapes generally voted 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.

All votes about restricting the scope of legal aid:

  • On 9 Jul 2014: Mike Gapes voted against a residence test as an eligibility criteria for civil legal aid; subject to exceptions for refugees and those who have sought asylum. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Mike Gapes voted against legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Mike Gapes voted not to extend legal aid to certain welfare appeals and certain international child benefit recovery cases. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Mike Gapes voted against proposed criteria for determining if legal aid is to be awarded in particular circumstances. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes voted to make legal aid available in respect of social welfare decisions. Show vote
  • On 17 Apr 2012: Mike Gapes voted to make legal aid available to children in a wider range of cases. Show vote
  • On 2 Nov 2011: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2011: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes 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: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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