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Mineworkers Pensions

EDM number 683 in 1991-92, proposed by Dafydd Wigley on 17/02/1992.

That this House notes the recent surplus of ú1.4 billion unearthed by the Mineworkers' Pension Fund; further notes that, despite the surplus, retired miners are still only granted a pittance of a pension which actually leaves them just above the threshold for claiming income support; believes that many ex-miners and their widows are caught in a poverty trap due to their earning more than the income support threshold which means that they cannot claim free eye tests or EEC allocation of surplus supplies and are means-tested when requiring home improvement grants; calls on the trustees of the Mineworkers' Pension Fund to take immediate steps to upgrade the level of ex-mineworkers' weekly benefits; and congratulates the Plaid Cymru Mayor of Lliw Valley Borough Council, Councillor W. J. Evans, for initiating the campaign for a decent pension for ex-mineworkers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Dafydd Wigley17/02/1992CaernarfonProposed
Ieuan Wyn Jones17/02/1992Ynys MSigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas17/02/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe18/02/1992LeighSigned
Alex Salmond19/02/1992Banff & BuchanSigned
Norman Godman20/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Doug Hoyle24/02/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Ian McCartney24/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden25/02/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jack Thompson25/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Peter Hain25/02/1992NeathSigned
David Lambie25/02/1992Cunninghame SouthSigned
Ashok Kumar25/02/1992LangbaurghSigned
Edward O'Hara26/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Huw Edwards26/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Dennis Turner26/02/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dennis Skinner09/03/1992BolsoverSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned

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