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Invalid Care Allowance And The State Pension

EDM number 405 in 2002-03, proposed by Simon Thomas on 17/12/2002.

That this House welcomes the extension of the entitlement to Invalid Care Allowance to carers over 65; notes with concern, however, that the vast majority of carers over 65 cannot receive ICA because it is classed as an overlapping benefit with their state pensions; believes strongly that the state pension is not a benefit but an entitlement earned through national insurance contributions; asserts that the state pension is not a payment for caring; recognises that the job of caring does not end at 65 years; values the contribution of those over 65 years who continue to care and to save society a considerable amount of money; notes with great interest the Government's green paper on a more flexible age of retirement; and calls on the Government to reconsider the anomaly of ICA and the state pension.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Simon Thomas17/12/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruProposed
Alan Simpson18/12/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes18/12/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris18/12/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Terry Davis18/12/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
David Taylor18/12/2002North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Rudi Vis18/12/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Martin Smyth19/12/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Peter Bradley19/12/2002Wrekin, TheLabourSigned
Vincent Cable19/12/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox19/12/2002TootingLabourSigned
Win Griffiths19/12/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Ann Cryer07/01/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing07/01/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Andrew George07/01/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham07/01/2003Ilford NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh08/01/2003SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson08/01/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty08/01/2003Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed08/01/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton08/01/2003GowerLabourSigned
Jim Cousins08/01/2003Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/01/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett09/01/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best09/01/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Steinberg13/01/2003Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd13/01/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Crausby13/01/2003Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara15/01/2003Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Albert Owen16/01/2003Ynys MLabourSigned
David Wright16/01/2003TelfordLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley20/01/2003RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean21/01/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington21/01/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon27/01/2003North DownUUPSigned
John McDonnell28/01/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Austin28/01/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
George Stevenson06/02/2003Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
John Lyons07/02/2003Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
Tony McWalter24/02/2003Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mike Wood27/02/2003Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Nick Harvey04/03/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White27/03/2003North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard04/04/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Norman Baker04/04/2003LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes14/04/2003North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chidgey10/06/2003EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter10/06/2003Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Conway08/09/2003Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned

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