Skip to main content

PARTIAL UPRATING FOR FROZEN PENSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 845: tabled on 05 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 notes with concern the situation faced by 550,000 British pensioners living overseas, primarily in Commonwealth countries, who are currently deprived of annual state pension uprating adjustments by the Government's frozen pension policy; believes that there is a positive incremental solution of partial uprating, involving introducing annual uprating to all currently frozen pensions going forward, but from their current rate only; further notes that partial uprating would cost just £37 million and carry no legal risks of historic back payment claims; further notes that partial uprating would benefit all currently frozen pensioners immediately by ending the real terms year-on-year decline of their state pensions; further notes that partial uprating would remove the frozen pension problem completely for future retirees; further notes that this would remove a significant current barrier to pensioner emigration from the UK, offering significant consequential savings that would more than cover the upfront costs, even in year one; and calls on the Government to implement partial uprating as an affordable and practical means to offer dignity in retirement to all British pensioners, based on their historic contributions, not place of residence.

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.

Amess, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2015
Southend West
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Bootle
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2015
Harrow East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2015
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Cash, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2015
Stone
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Islington North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Workington
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2015
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Cheadle
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Edmonton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Wells
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Southport
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Eastleigh
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2015
Cleethorpes
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Arfon
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2015
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 March 2015
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.