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ADDITIONAL RIGHTS FOR PENSIONERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 768A1: tabled on 11 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Jimmy Wray on 27 February 1992. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out 'ú20' and insert 'ú85'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.