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EDM (Early Day Motion) 680A1: tabled on 19 March 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Winston Churchill on 18 March 1997. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add `but notes that only one member of the Committee, the honourable Member for Islington North, supported uprating of the pensions in all countries; and notes that the last time the House voted on the matter only 10 per cent. of those supporting uprating actually bothered to vote for it.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the Third Report of the Social Security Committee into the Uprating of State Retirement Pensions payable to People Resident Abroad (HC 143) of Session 1996-97) and strongly supports its concluding recommendation: That there should be a free vote at prime time to allow honourable Members to express their opinion on the principle of whether the Government should pay upratings to some or all of those pensioners living in countries where upratings are not paid at present.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.