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Treatment of Widows of Servicemen

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2A1: tabled on 22 November 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 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 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

At end add 'and calls upon the Government to bring forward the necessary legislation in this Parliamentary session as the Conservative Party promised to do in its manifesto 15 years ago.'.

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.