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FROZEN PENSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 366: tabled on 20 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 137 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 believes that British pensioners living in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Zimbabwe suffer unfairly because the value of their pensions is frozen and not up-rated annually in line with inflation; notes that approximately 480,000 out of the UK's 900,000 expatriate pensioners live in these five countries; considers that treating these pensioners differently from those living in other countries is a grave injustice; welcomes the opinion given by Lord Carswell in the House of Lords on 26th May that once it is accepted that pensions should be paid to contributing pensioners resident abroad, then no justification remains for paying some less than others and less than UK residents; recalls the noble Lord's observation that `The Government may have been entitled under domestic law to take this course if it so chose, but for the reasons which I have indicated I consider that article 14 of the Convention [ECHR] operates to prevent such discrimination'; and urges the Government to expand the up-rating of pensions for all British pensioners living abroad.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Lewes
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Billericay
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 4 May 2006
Newbury
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Kingswood
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Bournemouth West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Gower
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Islington North
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Glasgow South West
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
Shipley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Stroud
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Bournemouth East
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 November 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Bishop Auckland
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2005
Surrey Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2005
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2005
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2005
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2005
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Houghton and Washington East
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Manchester Central
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Edmonton
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Mansfield
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Great Grimsby
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2005
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Croydon Central
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Dover
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2006
Uxbridge
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2005
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 2005
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
Ilford North
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Brent East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Burnley
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2005
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2005
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2006
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2005
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.