House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
PENSION ENTITLEMENT FOR MILITARY WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS
EDM #1157
Tabled 10 March 2014
2013-14 Session
That this House expresses sympathy with the military widows and widowers forced to surrender their 1975 Armed Forces Pension Scheme entitlement when deciding to marry or cohabit with a new partner; acknowledges the enormous sacrifices made by military spouses on behalf of the UK, often raising a family single-handedly while a loved one serves overseas; believes it is cruel and unfair to make those who become widows and widowers to make a choice between having a new relationship and financial security; notes that the 2005 Armed Forces Pension Scheme does not require widows and widowers to sacrifice their entitlement if they find a new partner; further believes that the savings to the taxpayer made by widows and widowers sacrificing their pension entitlement is minimal and that in 2013 there were only 10 1975 Armed Forces Pension Scheme 75 widows payments voluntarily surrendered at an annual saving of £31,294; supports the Forces Pensions Society campaign, backed by the Royal British Legion, to abolish this unfair and unnecessary provision; and urges the Government to amend the 1975 Armed Forces Pension Scheme so that widows and widowers no longer have to sacrifice their entitlement when cohabiting or marrying a new partner.

Signatures (70)

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.
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
27 March 2014
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2014
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
27 March 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
12 March 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
12 March 2014
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
24 March 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
28 April 2014
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
12 March 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
19 March 2014
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
18 March 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
13 March 2014
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
19 March 2014
Engel, Natascha
Labour
08 May 2014
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
19 March 2014
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
30 April 2014
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
24 March 2014
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
26 March 2014
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
13 March 2014
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
20 March 2014
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
12 March 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
19 March 2014
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
03 April 2014
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
24 March 2014
Hoey, Kate
Labour
28 April 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
12 March 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
12 March 2014
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
18 March 2014
Johnson, Alan
Labour
10 April 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2014
Leigh, Sir Edward
Conservative
24 March 2014
Leslie, Charlotte
Conservative
17 March 2014
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
13 March 2014
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
17 March 2014
Long, Naomi
Alliance
12 March 2014
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
20 March 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
19 March 2014
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
12 March 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
12 March 2014
McGovern, Jim
Labour
17 March 2014
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
30 April 2014
Owen, Albert
Labour
13 March 2014
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2014
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
17 March 2014
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
31 March 2014
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
01 April 2014
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
25 March 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
17 March 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
25 March 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
25 March 2014
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
26 March 2014
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
17 March 2014
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
31 March 2014
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
18 March 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
01 April 2014
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
24 March 2014
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
31 March 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
18 March 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
20 March 2014
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
24 March 2014
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.