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PENSIONS FOR CIVIL SERVICE WIDOWS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 499: tabled on 05 July 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 119 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 notes the ongoing campaign by the Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance to rectify the clear disparity between the classic Civil Service scheme provision and the improved provision available to newer pensioners through the premium scheme; is concerned that the classic scheme does not allows a pension for life for scheme members' widows and provides little or no income for widows of post-retirement marriages; acknowledges that this pension scheme now consists of a two-tier system that unfairly excludes some widows and widowers already on low incomes from the protections now deemed adequate and necessary for new scheme members and their spouses; urges the Government to widen the remit of its consultations on public sector pensions to include this important problem; and calls on the Government to protect the rights of pensioners in public sector pension schemes and to ensure that the oldest and most vulnerable scheme members and their spouses are guaranteed a financially secure retirement.

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 19 July 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2005
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 July 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2005
North East Fife
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2005
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 2005
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 July 2005
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Bishop Auckland
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2005
Ryedale
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eastleigh
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Feltham and Heston
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2005
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 July 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Medway
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2006
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2006
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Argyll and Bute
Willie Rennie,
Signed on 8 March 2006
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Bolsover
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Burnley
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.