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PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION POLICY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1582: tabled on 21 July 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 135 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House welcomes the publication of the Government's draft Pensions Sharing on Divorce Bill designed to end women's pension inequality, but notes that inequality and discrimination remain in other areas of the United Kingdom pensions system, particularly discriminating against unmarried partners of members of statutory public service schemes such as those for the police, fire service, health workers and teachers, leading to unjust, unfair discriminatory practice which is out of touch with the best practice as highlighted by evidence from the NAPF, which also shows that increasing numbers of private sector occupational pension schemes are making changes, by denying common law and gay and lesbian partners of public service scheme members a survivor's pension, forcing many into financial hardship following their partner's death despite paying the same level of contributions as married scheme members; therefore believes the time is now right for a legal change to require all such schemes to pay partner's pensions regardless of marital status or sexual orientation; and calls on the Secretary of State to rectify this anomaly.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
St Helens South
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Erewash
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
The Wrekin
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Peterborough
Browne, Des
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Gower
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Dagenham
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Northampton South
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Falkirk East
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Pontefract and Castleford
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Coventry South
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Sunderland North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Rochdale
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Stevenage
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Norwich North
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Romford
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Reading East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1998
North Devon
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Wentworth
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Wirral West
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Chorley
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Stretford and Urmston
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Brentford and Isleworth
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Derby North
Leslie, Mr Christopher
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Shipley
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Bury South
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Brent East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Blackpool South
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Glasgow, Cathcart
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Blaydon
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Lincoln
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Crawley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Knowsley South
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Ayr
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Ilford North
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Gravesham
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Ealing North
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Scarborough and Whitby
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
North Durham
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Loughborough
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Dundee West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Motherwell and Wishaw
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
City of Chester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 July 1998
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Bolsover
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Wigan
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Stockton South
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Harrow West
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Southampton, Test
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Croydon North
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Wills, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
North Swindon
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Walsall North
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Doncaster Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Preston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Great Yarmouth

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.