Legal Aid: Birmingham Pub Bombings

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner 4:30 pm, 27th March 2018

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for securing this debate so that we can show our concern as MPs for the families, who still have no closure. The early-day motion tabled by Jess Phillips has garnered, as far as I know, 21 signatures across the House. It emphasises that the Chief Coroner has called not once, but twice—and recently—for legal aid to be provided. While these events occurred a long time ago, it is still a live issue, and the Chief Coroner, whom we must respect in this matter, has called for legal aid to be granted.