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INDEXATION OF PENSIONS AND BENEFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1032: tabled on 17 November 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 137 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes the Government's proposal to use the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Price Index (RPI) for the price indexation of benefits, tax credits and public service pensions; further notes that the CPI is consistently lower than the RPI; expresses concern over the impact that this will have on the incomes of pensioners and other vulnerable groups; recognises the concerns held by the Royal Statistical Society and the UK Statistics Authority that CPI excludes many housing costs which are borne by the majority of pensioner households; and calls on the Government to take these concerns into account and postpone the change from RPI to CPI until the appropriateness of CPI as a measure of price increases borne by pensioner households can be fully evaluated.

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.

Debbie Abrahams,
Signed on 27 April 2011
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2010
Lewisham East
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2011
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Rother Valley
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
City of Durham
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Sheffield Central
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2010
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Darlington
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2011
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Bolton North East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2011
Walthamstow
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2011
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Workington
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Scunthorpe
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2011
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 2010
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2011
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2011
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2011
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2011
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2011
Newport West
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Makerfield
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2010
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2010
Leeds North East
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2011
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2011
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2010
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Swansea East
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2011
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Manchester Central
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 November 2010
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 November 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2011
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Bassetlaw
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2011
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 December 2010
Belfast South
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Wirral South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2010
Dundee West
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Stirling
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Gateshead
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Cardiff South and Penarth
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2011
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2010
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2011
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Torfaen
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Edinburgh South
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Wigan
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Airdrie and Shotts
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2011
North Antrim
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Erith and Thamesmead
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 November 2010
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2010
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 11 August 2011
Coventry North West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2010
Motherwell and Wishaw
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2010
Torbay
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2011
Glasgow Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2011
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2010
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2011
Blaenau Gwent
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2011
Alyn and Deeside
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
St Helens North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2011
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2011
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2011
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2011
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 December 2010
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Batley and Spen

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

INDEXATION OF PENSIONS AND BENEFITS (Amendment 1)
leave out `is consistently lower than the RPI' and insert `has been lower than the RPI in 16 of the last 22 years'.
Labour, York Central
2
signatures
EDM 1032A1: tabled on 14 February 2011