House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME
EDM #40
Tabled 23 November 2004
2004-05 Session
There have been 2 amendments to this EDM.
That this House recognises the suffering of those members of final salary schemes who have lost their pensions when their schemes were in wind-up and their need for urgent assistance; welcomes the provision of ú400 million for the Financial Assistance Schemes but is concerned that this is not a sufficient sum to provide the substantial assistance promised by the Government, asks the Government to consider pooling the assets of winding-up schemes, rather than purchasing annuities, and paying pensions on an ongoing basis, as will be the case with the Pension Protection Fund, so that costs to the Exchequer can be spread over a long period of time which would provide an affordable option without overburdening the public funds; notes that if the Financial Assistance Scheme lasts 20 years those people currently in their fifties will only be in their seventies when the Scheme runs out; further notes that estimates suggest that if the Government will commit to pay a sum of ú75 million a year, index linked, for 40 years into a central fund and pool all the assets of the schemes which have not yet bought annuities, promised pensions to non-retired members could be paid to at least the level of the Pension Protection Fund; calls on the Government to acknowledge that further resources will be required to fulfil the Government's desire to rectify this injustice and restore confidence in pensions; and finally urges the Government to settle this matter as soon as possible and in advance of a general election.

Signatures (159)

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.
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
29 November 2004
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
07 December 2004
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
24 January 2005
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
23 November 2004
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
01 December 2004
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
06 December 2004
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
10 January 2005
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
29 November 2004
Bradley, Peter
Labour
15 December 2004
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
23 November 2004
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2005
Bryant, Chris
Labour
29 November 2004
Burden, Richard
Labour
06 December 2004
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
01 December 2004
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
24 November 2004
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
24 November 2004
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
06 December 2004
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2004
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
23 November 2004
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
21 December 2004
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
13 January 2005
Cohen, Harry
Labour
01 December 2004
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
25 November 2004
Connarty, Michael
Labour
29 November 2004
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
24 November 2004
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
16 December 2004
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
01 December 2004
Cummings, John
Labour
29 November 2004
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
20 December 2004
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
12 January 2005
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
04 March 2005
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
02 December 2004
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
10 January 2005
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
24 November 2004
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
29 November 2004
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
01 December 2004
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
23 November 2004
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
20 December 2004
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2004
Dowd, Jim
Labour
07 December 2004
Drew, Mr David
Labour
30 November 2004
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
06 December 2004
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
08 December 2004
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
08 December 2004
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
21 February 2005
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Foulkes, George
Labour
29 November 2004
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
15 December 2004
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
01 December 2004
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2004
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
01 December 2004
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
23 November 2004
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
24 November 2004
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
30 November 2004
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
13 December 2004
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
01 December 2004
Heyes, David
Labour
13 January 2005
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
23 November 2004
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
20 December 2004
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
23 November 2004
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
29 November 2004
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
21 December 2004
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
24 November 2004
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
30 November 2004
Jackson, Helen
Labour
29 November 2004
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
21 March 2005
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
18 January 2005
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
02 December 2004
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
23 February 2005
King, Andy
Labour
29 November 2004
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
23 November 2004
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
06 December 2004
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
23 February 2005
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
02 December 2004
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
14 December 2004
Mann, John
Labour
26 January 2005
Marris, Rob
Labour
24 November 2004
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
23 November 2004
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
17 January 2005
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
25 November 2004
McDonnell, John
Labour
30 November 2004
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 December 2004
McKechin, Ann
Labour
23 November 2004
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
23 November 2004
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
30 November 2004
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
24 November 2004
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
18 January 2005
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
10 January 2005
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2004
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Owen, Albert
Labour
02 December 2004
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
08 December 2004
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
23 February 2005
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
09 December 2004
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
25 November 2004
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Rapson, Syd
Labour
30 November 2004
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
07 December 2004
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2004
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Robertson, John
Labour
23 November 2004
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
30 November 2004
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
09 February 2005
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
23 November 2004
Russell, Christine
Labour
30 November 2004
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
17 January 2005
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
23 November 2004
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
24 November 2004
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
06 December 2004
Simpson, Alan
Labour
13 December 2004
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
20 December 2004
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
10 January 2005
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
01 December 2004
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
14 December 2004
Taylor, David
Labour
23 November 2004
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
11 January 2005
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
06 December 2004
Trickett, Jon
Labour
17 January 2005
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
01 December 2004
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2004
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
23 November 2004
Vaz, Keith
Labour
10 January 2005
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
24 November 2004
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
30 November 2004
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2004
White, Brian
Labour
24 November 2004
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
20 December 2004
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
30 November 2004
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2005
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2005
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
10 January 2005
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
23 November 2004
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
07 December 2004
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.