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RANK AND PENSION OF SOLDIERS KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1053: tabled on 10 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 73 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, convinced that the courage and devotion to duty of members of the British armed forces who are killed while on active service for their country should be recognised and rewarded in every possible way, particularly by the pensions and help given to the families they leave behind, recommends that the Ministry of Defence's rule providing that pensions on promotion are payable only after the role for the new rank has been held for a year should be revoked for those killed in the service of their country, so that their families are paid the rate appropriate to the rank held at the time of death; and considers that the family of Sergeant Matthew Telford of Grimsby, promoted to the rank in June 2009 but killed by an assassin in Afghanistan in November of that year, along with Guardsman Jimmy Major of Cleethorpes and three other soldiers, should be paid the full pension appropriate to the rank he was proud to honour at the time of his death.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2010
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Salford
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2010
South East Cornwall
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2010
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Aberdeen North
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Newport West
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2010
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2010
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2010
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2010
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
South Antrim
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Dundee West
McGuire, Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Stirling
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Torfaen
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2010
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 7 April 2010
Croydon Central
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Glenrothes
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Bolsover
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 15 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 2010
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Great Yarmouth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.