House of Commons
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POLICE WIDOWS' PENSIONS
EDM #828
Tabled 02 March 2015
2014-15 Session
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.

Signatures (50)

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
12 March 2015
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
04 March 2015
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
09 March 2015
Caton, Martin
Labour
04 March 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
04 March 2015
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
04 March 2015
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
10 March 2015
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
18 March 2015
Davies, Geraint
Labour
11 March 2015
Davies, Philip
Conservative
09 March 2015
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
11 March 2015
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
11 March 2015
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
03 March 2015
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
16 March 2015
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
24 March 2015
Flello, Robert
Labour
19 March 2015
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
06 March 2015
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
10 March 2015
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
09 March 2015
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
12 March 2015
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
04 March 2015
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2015
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
04 March 2015
McGovern, Jim
Labour
17 March 2015
McInnes, Liz
Labour
04 March 2015
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
03 March 2015
Mearns, Ian
Labour
04 March 2015
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
09 March 2015
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
04 March 2015
Owen, Albert
Labour
18 March 2015
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
11 March 2015
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
05 March 2015
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2015
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
05 March 2015
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
04 March 2015
Stringer, Graham
Labour
16 March 2015
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2015
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
16 March 2015
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2015
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2015
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
09 March 2015
Wright, David
Labour
25 March 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion