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POLICE WIDOWS' PENSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 828: tabled on 02 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 recognises that police officers often place themselves in the way of harm to protect their communities, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice and leaving behind families and loved ones; believes that we have a moral and public duty to ensure all police widows and widowers are financially provided for for their lifetime; is deeply concerned that the Police Pension Regulations 1987 do not allow police widows or widowers the opportunity to marry or cohabit, without losing their right to a police widows' or widowers' pension for life; agrees with the Police Federation of England and Wales that it is morally and ethically wrong to make police widows and widowers and their dependants effectively choose between future financial security and the possibility of future personal happiness; welcomes the fact that the Police Pension Regulations 2006 allow new entrants or serving officers to transfer to a new scheme which permits their survivors to access benefits which are payable for life regardless of whether they remarry; regrets that nevertheless many police widows and widowers still remain disadvantaged by the Police Pensions Regulations 1987, and calls on the Government urgently to review the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 to ensure that the families of those who have served their community and been lost in the line of duty receive financial security regardless of their decision to remarry or cohabit.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2015
Stroud
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Workington
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Swansea West
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2015
Shipley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 March 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2015
Cardiff North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2015
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
North Antrim
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Argyll and Bute
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Glenrothes
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hazel Grove
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Walsall North
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.