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GUARANTEE ON TRIPLE-LOCK FOR THE BASIC STATE PENSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 638: tabled on 02 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 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 believes that it is our duty to ensure that our OAPs live with dignity and security in their retirement; notes that the triple-lock state pension mechanism increases the basic state pension by growth in earnings, the CPI rate or by a minimum of 2.5 per cent; recognises the importance of triple-lock guarantee on pensions in securing a decent standard of living for those beyond working age; further notes and condemns the calls made by the Rt hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green recently in the media for the Government to scrap the triple-lock on pensions; and calls on the Government to continue the triple-lock on the basic state pension.