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RESTORING THE LINK BETWEEN EARNINGS AND THE BASIC PENSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1: tabled on 17 November 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 Government's decision to raise income support for pensioners annually in line with average earnings, but regrets the widening gap between the basic pension and income support; notes the Treasury's estimate that by April 2002 the National Insurance Fund's balance will be ú8.43 billion above the minimum recommended by the Government Actuary; and urges that part of that surplus should be used to restore the link between the basic pension and average earnings for the remaining years of this Parliament, thus ensuring that all pensioners share in the nation's increasing prosperity and preventing a further increase in the number receiving income support.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2000
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2000
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2000
East Antrim
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
Chesterfield
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1999
Leeds North West
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2000
Isle of Wight
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1999
Castle Point
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2000
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2000
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2000
Southport
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2000
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2000
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Edinburgh West
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 1999
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Harwich
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Luton North
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Braintree
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Feltham and Heston
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Gloucester
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
South Thanet
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2000
Derby North
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Worsley
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Halifax
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2000
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2000
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2000
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Forest of Dean
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Pendle
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2000
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2000
Newbury
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2000
East Londonderry
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2000
Vale of Clwyd
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2000
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2000
North Tayside
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Wigan
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2000
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2000
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey