Legal Aid for Inquests for Bereaved Forces Families

#1
Sorry if this is a repost but i think its important

PLEASE ALL SIGN

The petition

I am not aware if you know that any Service personnel killed in Iraq
or Afghanistan, their families have to pay for an Inquest. This is
because the Government will not award the families Legal Aid.
This petition to No10 is to try and get them to change their minds,
they need as many signatures as possible to highlight the cause for
change and help the bereaved families.

Lets face it our lads get no recognition whatsoever from this
Government, we need to fight back for them.

Click Link to Help:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/ForcesLegalAid
 
#2
I agree wholeheartedly with this. I hope your petition goes well I have added my name and will forward it to friends.
Best wishes
Skynet
 
#3
I've signed it but I do not think it will get much attention. The content is almost beyond understanding - families do not have to pay for an Inquest is just a start. Maybe next time, post a draft here for comments first?
 
#4
OldRedCap said:
I've signed it but I do not think it will get much attention. The content is almost beyond understanding - families do not have to pay for an Inquest is just a start. Maybe next time, post a draft here for comments first?
Agreed, ORC. The "additional detail" provided by the petition organiser does make things clearer:

Families of HM Forces are denied automatic legal aid for Inquests into their deaths, soldiers and airforce personnel are being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan yet their families are having to pay thousands of pounds for their inquest. This is deporable and pathetic of this Government.
but I agree that the petition wording unfortunately does detract from its worthy intentions. [Plus, it is not only "soldiers and airforce personnel" who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.]

BAFF is actively campaigning on inquest-related issues and I wish this petition success, but sadly we cannot endorse it to the same extent that we are strongly pushing JL's petition to change current housing legislation.
 

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