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EDM (Early Day Motion) 259: tabled on 17 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 believes that the past and present government policy of freezing the state pensions for people retiring to one of 123 countries abroad is immoral and discriminatory; notes that this policy is a product of history and not rationality; regrets that pensioners who have paid their national insurance contributions are denied an equal pension and that in some cases the pensioners are struggling on as little as six pounds a week; further notes that people retiring abroad to one of the countries in question deliver considerable savings to the UK economy in terms of unclaimed health and social care costs; is concerned about the effect of this policy on people of working age and the impact this could have on their retirement; and calls on the Government to remove Clause 20 from its Pensions Bill which makes provision to continue this bad policy.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.