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RNID'S VETERANS CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 988: tabled on 22 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 expresses concern that many ex-service men and women who have suffered substantial hearing loss as a result of their service in the Armed Forces are being denied sufficient compensation through the war pensions scheme; notes that a service person has to suffer a hearing loss of 50 decibels before being compensated, a level often only experienced naturally by elderly people; further notes that this is not the case across the European Union and the Commonwealth, where the qualifying level of hearing loss is much lower; further notes that criteria for compensation do not take into account the additive effects on hearing of age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss, ignoring the fact that noise-induced hearing loss associated with service may bring forward the age at which an individual will suffer age-related hearing loss; therefore believes that the Government's criteria for assessing compensation for deafened veterans is failing to deliver sufficient recognition for those who have made great sacrifices for their country; and therefore joins RNID and ex-service organisations in calling upon the Government to lower the qualifying level of hearing loss in order to ensure that all those who have served in the Armed Forces are compensated appropriately for any disability, and that those currently serving their country are not let down when their service ends.

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 23 March 2005
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Putney
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2005
Lagan Valley
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2005
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2005
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Newport West
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Romsey
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 April 2005
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Ayr
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Ilford North
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Pendle
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2005
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2005
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 April 2005
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
North Cornwall
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2005
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.