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GUARANTEED MINIMUM PENSION INCOME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1: tabled on 24 November 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House enthusiastically supports the Government's proposal for a £75 guaranteed minimum income for pensioners; notes that about a million pensioners entitled to income support do not receive it; and urges that the guaranteed minimum should be implemented for all by raising the basic pension to £75 per week in 1999 without a means test.

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 7 May 1999
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Waveney
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 1999
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 1998
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1999
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1999
Coventry South
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1999
Upminster
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Lancaster and Wyre
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 1999
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1999
Romford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 1999
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Chorley
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 1999
Foyle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Gloucester
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1999
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1999
Thurrock
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1999
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Leicester South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1999
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 3 March 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1999
Great Grimsby
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Knowsley South
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1999
Forest of Dean
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1998
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1999
Dover
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1999
Harlow
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Loughborough
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 1999
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 17 June 1999
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Wellingborough
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
North West Leicestershire
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 1999
West Tyrone
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Claire
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1999
Watford
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Swansea West
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

GUARANTEED MINIMUM PENSION INCOME (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'it' to end and add 'congratulates the Government for honouring its commitment to uprate the state pension at least in line with prices; applauds the extra help given to all pensioners through the new winter fuel payments, reductions in VAT on fuel and the restoration of free eye tests; believes that the Government is right to give the highest priority to the poorest pensioners; further congratulates the Government on establishing pilot projects to encourage pensioners to claim those benefits to which they are entitled; and looks forward to the extension of this initiative, in partnership with local authorities and voluntary organisations, to the rest of the country.'.
Labour, Corby
23
signatures
EDM 1A1: tabled on 30 November 1998