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BACKDATED BENEFITS FOR WIDOWERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 796: tabled on 04 February 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 notes the long-standing injustice whereby widowers have been denied benefits and tax allowances that are available to widows; notes that the Government chose to settle out of court in a recent case in order to avoid creating a precedent for other widowers; and calls on the Government to recognise that the families affected have already suffered enough and to actively identify and compensate widowers who may have missed out on benefits and tax allowances that would have been available to widows in the same circumstances.

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.

Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Cardiff West
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2002
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2002
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Blyth Valley
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2002
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Burton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2002
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2002
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
Chesterfield
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
Cheltenham
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Knowsley South
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 February 2002
North Antrim
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2002
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2002
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2002
Belfast South
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2002
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 2002
North Tayside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.