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POLICE WIDOWS' PENSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1063: tabled on 14 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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; 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 regrettable to make police widows and widowers and their dependents 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; calls on the Government urgently to review the situation; and notes that this would achieve parity with police widows and widowers in Northern Ireland and military widows in all parts of the UK.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
West Lancashire
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2017
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 22 March 2017
North Down
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
South Antrim
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2017
Stafford
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2017
Blackpool South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Wirral South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2017
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Belfast East
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2017
Coventry North West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 March 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2017
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2017
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2017
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2017
Ilford North
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Leicester East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2017
East Antrim
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.