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PENSIONS FOR RETIRED GURKHAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 277: tabled on 22 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 poor conditions in which retired Gurkha soldiers are treated with pension levels much lower compared to British ex-servicemen who served alongside them; recognises the high regard in which the Gurkhas are held and the skill and bravery which they have displayed on active service; and calls on the Government to recognise the plight that many retired Gurkhas face to bring their pension entitlements in line with those of British soldiers and to help improve the method of payment to Gurkhas who have to collect their pensions in person, often travelling for many days, carried on stretchers by relatives, so that retired Gurkhas received pensions with dignity they deserve.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Dumfries
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2002
Torridge and West Devon
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2001
South Antrim
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2001
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Llanelli
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2002
Perth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
Romsey
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2001
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Vauxhall
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Hereford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Glasgow, Shettleston
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2001
Broxtowe
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Portsmouth North
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2001
Moray
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2002
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Reading West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2001
Belfast South
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
East Devon
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Pudsey
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
West Bromwich East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2001
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2001
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2001
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2001
North Tayside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.