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Treatment of Widows of Servicemen

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2A2: tabled on 22 November 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

At end add 'further notes the Prime Minister's correspondence dated 13th October 1975 saying 'specifically related to war widows we promised in our October 1974 manifesto that we would remove the distinction concerning whether or not the husband had been in service before or after 31st March 1973'; and requests that all honourable Members press the Prime Minister to live up to her promise.'.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.