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PENSION RIGHTS FOR "POST-RETIREMENT" WIDOWS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 528: tabled on 17 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 is dismayed at the plight of thousands of widows of public service workers, who lose out on their widow's pension simply because they married the pension scheme member after his retirement; welcomes the acknowledgment of post-retirement widows' rights in the 1978 State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and subsequently in all contracted-out schemes; calls for this improvement in post-retirement widows' rights to be applied retrospectively in respect of the service of public sector pension scheme members prior to 1978; notes that this anomaly affects, among others, those in the Local Government Pension Scheme, the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, the Teachers' Pension Scheme, the Fire Service Pension Scheme, the Armed Forces Pension Scheme, the Police Service Pension Scheme and the NHS Pension Scheme; notes however that the Parliamentary Pension Scheme is not affected; and urges the Government to bring forward amendments to public sector pension schemes, so as to give equal rights to all widows regardless of when they married their late husband or when he worked in the public service.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2005
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2005
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Bury North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2005
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Keighley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2005
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2005
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2005
Romsey
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2005
Somerton and Frome
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 February 2005
North Down
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2005
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2005
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Stafford
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Thurrock
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Knowsley South
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2005
South West Hertfordshire
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2005
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2005
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2005
Belfast South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2005
North West Leicestershire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2005
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 January 2005
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.