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QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLD AGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 505A1: tabled on 20 January 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Sir Andrew Bowden on 20 January 1992. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'and suggests the best way for Her Majesty's Government to help retired people overcome the difficulties revealed by Age Concern research would be for Her Majesty's Government to adopt Labour Party policy and this year increase the basic retirement pension by ú5 a week for single pensioners and ú8 a week for couples, to restore Labour's link between retirement pensions, earnings and prices and to fund pension increases by introducing greater equity to income tax and national insurance contributions.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the evidence of research conducted for Age Concern England in December 1991 that one in four people feel there is nothing to look forward to in old age; notes further that loss of independence is the major worry expressed about ageing; congratulates Age Concern on the important work it is doing to help older people retain their independence, and stay fit, active and in control of their lives; welcomes Age Concern's commitment to improving attitudes to ageing and the quality of life of older people; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to do all it can to support that work.

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.

Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Bradford South
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Leigh
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1992
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
St Helens North
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Tottenham
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1992
Harrow West
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Barnsley Central
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Cunninghame South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1992
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Paisley South
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1992
Burnley
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Don Valley
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1992
Dundee West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
City of Durham
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Doncaster North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.