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MILITARY COVENANT FOR EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL WITH MESOTHELIOMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 680: tabled on 09 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 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 that thousands who served in the armed services before 1987 are not entitled to full compensation for being exposed, while under military orders, to asbestos and to have contracted mesothelioma; further notes that they will lose out massively when compared with people who contracted the lethal lung disease in civilian life where compensation reaches £180,000, while an estimated 2,500 sailors in this position may only be eligible for £31,000 through their war pension; believes that this is a clear breach of the military covenant, which the Prime Minister rightly described as the promise to our military that, because of the sacrifices they make on our behalf, they should not have less good treatment than other groups of people; agrees with Chris Simpkins, Director General of The Royal British Legion, that this is a clear breach of the Armed Forces Covenant; recognises that the Prime Minister and the Defence Secretary are examining the matter; and urges them and service chiefs to take swift and positive action to resolve this gross anomaly.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
West Bromwich West
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2015
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2015
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Islwyn
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Ilford South
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2015
Leeds North East
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2015
Dulwich and West Norwood
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2015
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
Luton North
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2015
Aberavon
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Wrexham
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Bassetlaw
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2016
Wirral South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2015
Leeds North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2015
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2015
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
Cardiff Central
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Ilford North
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Midlothian
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2016
Cleethorpes
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 November 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.