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PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS BILL - FITNESS CAPABILITY DISMISSALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1163: tabled on 07 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 aware that the Government's proposed Public Service Pensions Bill will, if enacted, impose a pension age of 60 years on all firefighters, despite it receiving overwhelming evidence against, including from its own experts; believes that if this measure is introduced it would be found to be unworkable and likely to lead to mass numbers of firefighters being forced to leave their employment via fitness capability dismissals which would decimate the nation's fire and rescue services; recalls that in January 2013 the Government published its own review on this matter authored by Dr Tony Williams which in contrast to the Government's position did not recommend a 60 years of age criterion, preferring instead to stipulate what areas would have to be changed significantly before such a measure could even be considered; and calls on the Government to desist from its intention to introduce this criterion which will lead to thousands of loyal, hard working public servants losing their jobs and communities being less protected from fire and other hazards.

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.

Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Rother Valley
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2013
Islington North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 March 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
North East Derbyshire
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 12 March 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2013
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Jarrow
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Knowsley
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 April 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Belfast South
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Gateshead
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Torfaen
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Bolton South East
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Glenrothes
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Corby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2013
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.