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ADDITIONAL RIGHTS FOR PENSIONERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 768: tabled on 27 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House declares that every pensioner has the right to choice, dignity, independence and security as an integral and valued member of society, and that in addition to an adequate income a pensioner should, as of right, live in accommodation which is appropriate to personal need and circumstances with a reasonable degree of choice, including sheltered housing, be able to call on the full range of community and personal social services to give full support as need arises, including, for example, home helps, meals on wheels, chiropody, television and telephone, be able to use a national scheme of substantial concessionary facilities on all public transport in all parts of the country, have ready access to comprehensive free health care on demand, be able to maintain a warm and well lit home with adequate heating allowances covering all fuels, have full access to a varied and extensive range of education and leisure facilities, be paid a regular tax-free Christmas bonus of ú20, adjusted in future in line with inflation, be eligible for an adequate retirement pension on ceasing work at any time of his or her choice after the age of 60 years, be exempted from paying standing charges for electricity, gas, telephone and water, be entitled to an adequate death grant irrespective of age and be provided with a free television licence.

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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1992
Islington North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Crewe and Nantwich
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1992
St Helens North
Fields, Terry
Independent Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Glasgow, Hillhead
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Walsall South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1992
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Ashfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Clydesdale
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Barnsley Central
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 1992
North Down
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Cunninghame South
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Hartlepool
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Worsley
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Halifax
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Knowsley South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1992
Don Valley
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1992
Bolsover
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Doncaster North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS FOR PENSIONERS (Amendment 1)
leave out 'ú20' and insert 'ú85'.
Independent Labour, Coventry South East
1
signature
EDM 768A1: tabled on 11 March 1992