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War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation payments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 860: tabled on 18 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that the current process for claiming War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation payments is not fit for purpose and drives many veterans to give up on claims, severely deteriorates many veterans’ mental health, drives many into poverty, and increases the risk of suicides; applauds our veterans for the immense sacrifices they have made and believes that all veterans deserve to be fairly compensated for injury, illness and death caused by their time in service; but is deeply concerned about the mental health impact on veterans of the complexity, lack of transparency and lack of impartiality in the process of putting in a claim, requesting a review of evidence and engaging with the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal, which results in too many veterans not getting the level of payment they need and then facing complex processes in order to get an increase; believes that serious questions must be answered with regards to the use of Veterans UK medical assessors in assessing claims, in particular the practice of the same medical assessor assessing a veteran’s claim at three separate stages of the process instead of separate assessors being used to ensure impartiality and a range of opinions; is deeply concerned by reports of medical evidence and paperwork being removed from veterans’ evidence bundles by Veterans UK during the tribunal process; and calls on the Government to honour its duty of care to veterans by launching an independent inquiry into the failings of the current system.

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.

Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Strangford
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Central Ayrshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Angus
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
East Dunbartonshire
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Glasgow South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Glasgow North East
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Gordon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2022
Gateshead
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Glenrothes
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 January 2022
Arfon
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Glasgow Central
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Dundee West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Argyll and Bute
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2022
Ceredigion
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2022
East Renfrewshire
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2022
York Central
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2022
Edinburgh South West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2022
Stirling
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2022
Hemsworth
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2022
Worthing West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2022
Glasgow North
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2022
Aberdeen South
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2022
Glasgow South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2022
Inverclyde
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2022
Hemel Hempstead

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.