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Conduct Of The Chief Secretary To The Treasury And War Pensions

EDM number 319 in 1996-97, proposed by Liz Lynne on 05/12/1996.

That this House believes that the decision not to outline the specific changes to war pensions at the time of the Budget is an insult to Parliament and to the freedoms which war veterans secured for this nation; and believes that if the Chief Secretary to the Treasury was responsible for covering up the full extent of the cuts he should resign; notes with grave concern that the proposed package of cuts in war pensions will stop 10,000 people a year whose hearing has deteriorated following military service receiving a higher disability pension and to stop the issue of reminders to people to return their claim or seek an increase in entitlement; and believes that such a package is clearly not a measure merely to 'simplify policy and procedures' as claimed in a Budget press release, but instead a cynical attempt to cut social security expenditure at the expense of war veterans and widows who have made immense sacrifices for this nation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Liz Lynne05/12/1996RochdaleProposed
Simon Hughes05/12/1996Southwark and BermondseySigned
Nigel Jones05/12/1996CheltenhamSigned
Robert Maclennan05/12/1996Caithness and SutherlandSigned
Diana Maddock05/12/1996ChristchurchSigned
Alan Beith05/12/1996Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Peter Thurnham05/12/1996Bolton North EastSigned
Tom Cox06/12/1996TootingSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman09/12/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe09/12/1996LeighSigned
John Cummings09/12/1996EasingtonSigned
Ray Michie09/12/1996Argyll & ButeSigned
Lynne Jones10/12/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Alex Carlile10/12/1996MontgomerySigned
John Evans10/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds10/12/1996Warley EastSigned
Paul Tyler10/12/1996North CornwallSigned
Jim Wallace10/12/1996Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Edward O'Hara11/12/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Dennis Turner11/12/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson11/12/1996WansbeckSigned
Maria Fyfe11/12/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Roseanna Cunningham11/12/1996Perth and KinrossSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/12/1996Islington NorthSigned
Richard Burden11/12/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Bill Michie11/12/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/12/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Russell Johnston11/12/1996Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Michael Connarty11/12/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Colin Pickthall12/12/1996West LancashireSigned
John Heppell12/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Ken Livingstone12/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Mike Watson16/12/1996Glasgow CentralSigned
Nick Harvey17/12/1996North DevonSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
James Callaghan17/12/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Keith Bradley17/12/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jim Cunningham16/01/1997Coventry South EastSigned
Andrew MacKinlay20/01/1997ThurrockSigned
Michael Clapham23/01/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Robert Wareing27/01/1997Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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