House of Commons
DEFENDING ACADEMIC PENSIONS
EDM #619
Tabled 29 November 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises that academic staff in universities make a vital contribution to ensuring the supply of skilled graduates to UK businesses; believes all staff working in universities should have access to a secure and decent pension; notes with concern the proposal by Universities UK to close the defined benefit portion of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to all future service; further believes this would significantly reduce the security of retirement income for academic staff in many UK universities, making careers in those institutions less attractive; and calls on the Government to review the current situation and urge Universities UK to work with University and College Union to find a better solution which ensures that USS remains competitive compared with pensions offered to other education staff and those in other professional occupations.

Signatures (137)

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.
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
20 February 2018
Allin-Khan, Dr Rosena
Labour
15 March 2018
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
13 March 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
11 December 2017
Benn, Hilary
Labour
01 February 2018
Berger, Luciana
Labour
23 February 2018
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
10 January 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
31 January 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
10 January 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
04 December 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
08 January 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
27 February 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
17 January 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
05 February 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
13 December 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
01 February 2018
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
08 March 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
07 March 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
12 March 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2018
Davies, Geraint
Labour
19 December 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
28 February 2018
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
19 December 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 December 2017
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
09 January 2018
Evans, Chris
Labour
12 March 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
10 January 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
14 March 2018
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
26 February 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
07 March 2018
Frith, James
Labour
27 February 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
26 February 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
12 December 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
21 December 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
18 December 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
20 February 2018
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
21 December 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
07 February 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
08 January 2018
Hanson, David
Labour
12 March 2018
Hardy, Emma
Labour
12 March 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
26 February 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
15 January 2018
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
13 March 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
07 February 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
12 March 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
14 December 2017
Hoey, Kate
Labour
26 February 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
16 April 2018
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
05 March 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
14 March 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
12 March 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2017
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
12 March 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
07 December 2017
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
08 March 2018
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
05 March 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
06 December 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
18 December 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
11 January 2018
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
13 March 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Mann, John
Labour
20 February 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
13 March 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
05 March 2018
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
15 March 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
20 February 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
06 March 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
20 December 2017
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
15 January 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
21 February 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
12 March 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
12 March 2018
Murray, Ian
Labour
17 January 2018
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
20 February 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
19 December 2017
Owen, Albert
Labour
27 February 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
12 March 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
06 March 2018
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
18 December 2017
Powell, Lucy
Labour
20 February 2018
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
06 March 2018
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
15 March 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
06 December 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
06 December 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
20 February 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
27 February 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
05 December 2017
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
05 March 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
21 February 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
23 February 2018
Smith, Angela
Labour
05 March 2018
Smith, Laura
Labour
12 March 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
13 March 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
18 December 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
05 December 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
07 December 2017
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
26 March 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
13 March 2018
Stringer, Graham
Labour
26 February 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2018
Tami, Mark
Labour
22 February 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
07 December 2017
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
12 March 2018
Twist, Liz
Labour
28 March 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
19 March 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
19 December 2017
West, Catherine
Labour
08 January 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
05 December 2017
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
27 February 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
18 December 2017
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
05 March 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
26 February 2018
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
20 February 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
20 December 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion