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Firefighters Pension Scheme

EDM number 436 in 2007-08, proposed by Graham Stuart on 28/11/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Fire services and Pensions.

That this House notes that firefighters across the country do a brave and heroic job, often risking their own lives on behalf of others; further notes that they should be rewarded for this service to the public with a fair pension settlement upon retirement; further notes that following the publication of guidance from the Department for Communities and Local Government four firefighters across the country who were in receipt of their pensions and who retired on grounds of ill-health have had their pensions stopped; further notes that this was due to their respective fire authorities telling them that they could perform other duties; further notes that as a result of a shortage of such non-operational duties, the four men were offered no alternative post and have been left with no job and no pension; further notes that firefighters pay a very high level of pension contribution, 11 per cent., to allow for the possibility of early retirement due to ill-health; further notes that this is not an appropriate way to treat former firefighters; and calls upon the Fire Minister to step in and resolve the matter at the earliest possible moment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

Graham Stuart28/11/2007Beverley and HoldernessConservativeProposed
Peter Bottomley29/11/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew Dismore29/11/2007HendonLabourSeconded
John Cummings29/11/2007EasingtonLabourSeconded
Martin Caton29/11/2007GowerLabourSeconded
Michael Weir29/11/2007AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Lynne Jones29/11/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara29/11/2007Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Derek Conway29/11/2007Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton29/11/2007CongletonConservativeSigned
Philip Davies29/11/2007ShipleyConservativeSigned
Mark Durkan03/12/2007FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Taylor03/12/2007North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Katy Clark03/12/2007North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
John Leech03/12/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Truswell04/12/2007PudseyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/12/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
William McCrea04/12/2007South AntrimDUPSigned
David Simpson05/12/2007Upper BannDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell05/12/2007East LondonderryDUPSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/2007Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil05/12/2007Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Lee Scott05/12/2007Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Alex Salmond06/12/2007Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon06/12/2007North DownUUPSigned
Jim Dobbin06/12/2007Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Drew06/12/2007StroudLabourSigned
Nigel Evans06/12/2007Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis06/12/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt10/12/2007CrawleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/12/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson10/12/2007Norwich NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming10/12/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson10/12/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Horam10/12/2007OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/12/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price10/12/2007Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/12/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Heath11/12/2007Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Lloyd11/12/2007Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Albert Owen11/12/2007Ynys MLabourSigned
David Hamilton11/12/2007MidlothianLabourSigned
David Anderson11/12/2007BlaydonLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson12/12/2007Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard13/12/2007WalthamstowLabourSigned
Tom Levitt13/12/2007High PeakLabourSigned
David Heyes13/12/2007Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady17/12/2007South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Austin18/12/2007Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Richard Taylor08/01/2008Wyre ForestIndependentSigned
Nigel Dodds10/01/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Chris McCafferty16/01/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Hywel Williams28/01/2008CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Angus Robertson06/02/2008MorayScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Browne18/02/2008TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Efford22/02/2008ElthamLabourSigned
David Chaytor05/03/2008Bury NorthLabourSigned
Martin Salter06/10/2008Reading WestLabourSigned
John Mason15/10/2008Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned

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