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CHRISTMAS BONUS FOR PENSIONERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 197: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 additional payment of £60 to the Christmas Bonus has made a significant difference to the incomes of the poorest pensioners; notes that despite the current low level of inflation, increases in the costs of basic foodstuffs and in energy prices mean that the incomes of pensioners are being squeezed; further notes that Christmas is a particularly expensive time for all people, and especially pensioners; and calls on the Government to maintain the Christmas Bonus at the current level of £70 and to commit to increasing the payment in subsequent years in line with increases in the basic state pension.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 January 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Dover
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Argyll and Bute
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
Colchester
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 24 November 2009
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Eccles
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Truro and St Austell
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Bristol West
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
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.