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UNIVERSAL PENSIONER BENEFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 373: tabled on 11 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 is deeply concerned at suggestions that pensioner benefits such as free television licences, winter fuel allowances and bus passes ought to be means-tested; recognises the tremendous success of these benefits, in particular the free bus pass in bringing about increased use of public transport, reduced car dependency andimprovements to the quality of life of pensioners by allowing them to keep mobile and socially connected; and calls on theGovernment to strongly resist means-testing of all these benefits and this significantly costly suggestion and to continue to fully fund these beneficial schemes for all pensioners.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2013
Waveney
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Sheffield South East
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
West Lancashire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 July 2012
Foyle
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 3 September 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Vauxhall
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Knowsley
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Edmonton
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 July 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Oldham West and Royton
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Livingston
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 July 2012
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2012
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.