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EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE DECISION ON INSOLVENT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 749: tabled on 25 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 99 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 judgment by the European Court of Justice that current UK measures to protect the expected pensions of members of occupational pension schemes in the event of their employer becoming insolvent are inadequate and unlawful under the requirements of the Insolvency Directive; further notes the terrible impact that the failure of successive governments in this regard has had on members of the ASW, UEF, Kalamazoo and other schemes and the estimated 125,000 pension scheme members who have lost their expected pensions, despite the £2.3 billion set aside for the Financial Assistance Scheme; believes that this situation is the fault of successive governments; and therefore calls upon the Government to take steps in the Pensions Bill currently before Parliament to ensure that those who lost their expected pension due to employer insolvency receive the pensions they saved for.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2007
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
City of York
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
Worthing West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2007
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 1 February 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 2007
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Stroud
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Aberavon
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Norwich North
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Swansea East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Clwyd South
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Liverpool, Walton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 February 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2007
South Down
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Mansfield
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Bridgend
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Knowsley South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Ynys Môn
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 February 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Coventry North West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2007
Banff and Buchan
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2007
Upper Bann
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Vale of Glamorgan
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Leicester South
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Warley
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Eccles
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2007
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 January 2007
Caernarfon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
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.