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GURKHA PENSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1726: tabled on 23 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 100 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 welcomes the residency rights given to former Gurkha soldiers; notes that the British public united unanimously behind the Gurkhas in their campaign for equality of treatment with fellow British soldiers; further notes with concern that one area of inequality still remains relating to Gurkhas who have protected the interests of the United Kingdom by serving prior to 1997, but still do not receive a fair pension equal to their fellow British Army soldiers with the same service; recognises that Gurkhas who retired from the Army prior to 1997 receive a pension settlement between as little as 1/6th or 1/8th of that of the UK soldiers they served alongside; acknowledges that the British Gurkha Welfare Society is not demanding the backdating of any pension payments, nor any further retrospective grants such as receiving a terminal gratuity payment equal to that which British counterparts have received; further acknowledges that they are simply asking for Gurkhas to be treated as equals by the British Government by ensuring that all Gurkhas, regardless of when they served, receive from this point onwards a fair pension, equal to fellow British Army soldiers with the same service; and calls on the Government to consider giving all Gurkhas an equal and fair pension in the future.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2009
Devizes
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2009
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Stockton North
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2009
Shipley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 July 2009
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2009
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Birkenhead
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 14 July 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2009
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2009
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Tamworth
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 June 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Bassetlaw
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Medway
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2009
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glenrothes
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
Upper Bann
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Eccles
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.