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Respect And Protection For British Pensioners

EDM number 498 in 1990-91, proposed by Jimmy Wray on 19/02/1991.

That this House deeply regrets the worsening conditions in which pensioners in the United Kingdom are forced to live; congratulates the Daily Record for its article of 9th February which exposes the plight of Scottish pensioners and, rightly, compares Her Majesty's Government's treatment of the generation which defended this country against Nazi oppression and racism with the way in which other European governments treat theirs - the United Kingdom's mean ú75.10 a week, for retired married couples, whilst in Sweden the pension is ú137.50, in Germany and Belgium, ú125, and in France, ú130; deplores Her Majesty's Government's eagerness to waste thousands of millions of pounds in war and destruction whilst finding it difficult to provide adequate resources properly to look after the old and vulnerable; and calls for a complete review of the policies and approach of the last 12 years and the building again of a civilised social system in Britain.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

James Wray19/02/1991Glasgow ProvanProposed
Robert Parry20/02/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ernie Ross20/02/1991Dundee WestSigned
Peter Hardy20/02/1991WentworthSigned
Jimmy Hood20/02/1991ClydesdaleSigned
David Lambie20/02/1991Cunninghame SouthSigned
John McAllion20/02/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey20/02/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale20/02/1991MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie20/02/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Cummings20/02/1991EasingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/02/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Harry Barnes20/02/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Eric Illsley21/02/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Tony Banks21/02/1991Newham North WestSigned
Keith Bradley21/02/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Dennis Skinner21/02/1991BolsoverSigned
Jack Thompson05/03/1991WansbeckSigned
Win Griffiths11/03/1991BridgendSigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned
Audrey Wise10/06/1991PrestonSigned
Norman Godman13/06/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Harry Ewing20/06/1991Falkirk EastSigned
Tony Benn24/06/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Alexander Eadie27/06/1991MidlothianSigned

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