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ROYAL MAIL PENSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2136: tabled on 22 July 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 150 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 securing a just agreement between the Royal Mail and the trade unions on the issue of pensions is crucial to the future of the postal service; recognises that the trade unions are adopting a reasonable negotiating stance acknowledging that the present status quo is not sustainable; further believes that any settlement reached must be at least as good as those arrived at elsewhere in the public sector in terms both of protecting the rights of existing members and giving hope for reasonable pensions in retirement to new entrants to the postal service; urges Royal Mail to re-open pension negotiations with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite; further urges the Government to review the 2007 commercial deal to ensure that the £1.2 billion set aside for a ColleagueShare scheme is redistributed to support improved pension reform for all Royal Mail Group employees; calls on the Government to undertake a full review of Royal Mail's reported accounts to ensure that there is more transparency and that further consideration is given to whether the existing £1 billion pensions escrow account can be drawn upon now; and strongly hopes that the Hooper Review of Competition and the future of Royal Mail will make appropriate recommendations on the issue of pensions.

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 6 October 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2008
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 October 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2008
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 6 October 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 October 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2008
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2008
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2008
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2008
Ilford South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Norwich North
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2008
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2008
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2008
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2008
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 October 2008
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 October 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2008
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2008
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2008
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2008
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2008
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 October 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2008
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2008
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2008
South Antrim
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2008
Oldham West and Royton
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2008
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2008
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Paisley, Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 October 2008
North Antrim
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2008
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Halifax
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 October 2008
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2008
North Cornwall
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Bradford North
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2008
Vale of Clwyd
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2008
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2008
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2008
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Islington South and Finsbury
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 20 October 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2008
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2008
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2008
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2008
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
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.