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EDM number 988 in 2004-05, proposed by David Heath on 22/03/2005.

That this House expresses concern that many ex-service men and women who have suffered substantial hearing loss as a result of their service in the Armed Forces are being denied sufficient compensation through the war pensions scheme; notes that a service person has to suffer a hearing loss of 50 decibels before being compensated, a level often only experienced naturally by elderly people; further notes that this is not the case across the European Union and the Commonwealth, where the qualifying level of hearing loss is much lower; further notes that criteria for compensation do not take into account the additive effects on hearing of age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss, ignoring the fact that noise-induced hearing loss associated with service may bring forward the age at which an individual will suffer age-related hearing loss; therefore believes that the Government's criteria for assessing compensation for deafened veterans is failing to deliver sufficient recognition for those who have made great sacrifices for their country; and therefore joins RNID and ex-service organisations in calling upon the Government to lower the qualifying level of hearing loss in order to ensure that all those who have served in the Armed Forces are compensated appropriately for any disability, and that those currently serving their country are not let down when their service ends.

This motion has been signed by a total of 64 MPs.

David Heath22/03/2005Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell22/03/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton22/03/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Roger Berry22/03/2005KingswoodLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing22/03/2005PerthScottish National PartySigned
Kevin McNamara22/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John Bercow22/03/2005BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds23/03/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Ann Winterton23/03/2005CongletonConservativeSigned
Desmond Turner23/03/2005Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
David Taylor23/03/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Peter Bottomley23/03/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Harry Barnes23/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths23/03/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew George23/03/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson23/03/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Martin Caton23/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell23/03/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Edward O'Hara23/03/2005Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Alan Meale23/03/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell23/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz23/03/2005Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones23/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones23/03/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes23/03/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson23/03/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Syd Rapson23/03/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams24/03/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Brian White24/03/2005North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Paul Tyler24/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley24/03/2005RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Davey24/03/2005Bristol WestLabourSigned
Annette Brooke24/03/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed24/03/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson24/03/2005Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Eric Illsley24/03/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Andy Reed24/03/2005LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Stephen Pound24/03/2005Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock04/04/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing04/04/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell04/04/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett04/04/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake04/04/2005Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes04/04/2005North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham04/04/2005Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon05/04/2005North DownUUPSigned
Roy Beggs05/04/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
Edward Garnier05/04/2005HarboroughConservativeSigned
Andrew Dismore05/04/2005HendonLabourSigned
Tony Colman05/04/2005PutneyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty05/04/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/04/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth05/04/2005Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Gordon Prentice05/04/2005PendleLabourSigned
Julie Morgan06/04/2005Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson06/04/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne06/04/2005AyrLabourSigned
Keith Bradley06/04/2005Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
Tony Clarke06/04/2005Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/04/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Nigel Evans06/04/2005Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Paul Flynn06/04/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill06/04/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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