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Treatment of Widows of Servicemen

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2A5: tabled on 06 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 Mr John McWilliam on 21 November 1989. This is amendment number 5.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises the unique place that war widows have in the respect and sympathy of the nation and the very particular contribution that their husbands made to our country's defence and safety over two world wars; and urges Her Majesty's Government to ensure that their pension arrangements are immediately improved to remove as far as possible from war widows the hardship that they may currently face.'.

Original motion text

That this House recognises the unfair treatment of war widows of the servicemen who retired before 31st March 1973 and those widows who married their husbands after their retirement from the armed forces both prior and subsequent to the 6th April 1978; and urges Her Majesty's Government to remove these artificial time bars in order that all war widows and widows of servicemen may receive the current rate for those pensions irrespective of the date of their husband's retirement or the date of their marriage.

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.

Allason, Rupert
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Torbay
Amos, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Hexham
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Gravesham
Batiste, Spencer
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Elmet
Bennett, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Pembroke
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Canterbury
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Winchester
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Warrington South
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Stafford
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Beverley
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Stockton South
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Welwyn Hatfield
Field, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Isle of Wight
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Plymouth, Drake
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Barrow and Furness
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
North Thanet
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Reigate
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Ludlow
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Billericay
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Ryedale
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
York
Hague, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Richmond (Yorks)
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Hyndburn
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Langbaurgh
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Cannock and Burntwood
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Harrow West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Wealden
King, Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Birmingham, Northfield
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Stroud
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Burton
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Broxtowe
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Hendon South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Newbury
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Faversham
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
North East Cambridgeshire
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
South West Hertfordshire
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
South East Cambridgeshire
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Waveney
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Corby
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Dover
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Chislehurst
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Beaconsfield
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Hornchurch
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Eastwood
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Leominster
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Norwich North
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Crosby
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1989
Doncaster Central
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Keighley
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Poole
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Bexhill and Battle
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
Wycombe
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Maidstone
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1989
Spelthorne

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.