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Delays in the administration of the State Pension

EDM (Early Day Motion) 513: tabled on 18 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned about the delays being experienced by new pensioners in receiving State Pension payments to which they are entitled, with many still to receive their payments over a month after reaching State Pension age; notes that pensioner poverty has recently risen to a 15-year high of 18 per cent, meaning that around 2.1 million pensioners across the UK are now living in poverty; further notes that the State Pension is a lifeline for many and any delays in receiving payments have the potential to cause severe hardship; recognises that delays are particularly upsetting for women born in the 1950s who, after being forced to wait six years for their pension, finally reach State Pension age, only to find they face unacceptable delays due to poor service from the Department for Work and Pensions; and therefore calls on the Government to urgently investigate and address the ongoing delays in State Pension payments for new pensioners.

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.

Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2021
Glasgow South West
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 19 October 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2021
Blackburn
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Glasgow North
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Inverclyde
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Angus
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Edinburgh East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Argyll and Bute
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Central Ayrshire
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glasgow North West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
East Renfrewshire
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
Glenrothes
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2021
Denton and Reddish
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2021
Livingston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.