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Public Sector Pensions (No. 2)

EDM number 1989 in 2010-12, proposed by John McDonnell on 23/06/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Local government and Pensions.

That this House notes that through agreement with the trade unions in 2006, there have been significant long-term reforms made to the main public service pension schemes, including increased pension ages for new members and a career average pension scheme in the Civil Service; further notes the Government Actuary's Department's projection that these changes will mean that public service pensions expenditure will fall gradually from 1.9 per cent. of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010-11, to 1.4 per cent. of GDP in 2059-60; observes that public sector workers are already undergoing a two year pay freeze at a time of high inflation; further notes that Government proposals to increase employee pension contributions and the pension age of existing employees, as well as reducing future pension benefits, will mean that public sector workers are facing large reductions in the value of their current pay and future pension provision; is concerned that the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review's 1.8 billion increase in employee pension contributions conflates public sector pension policy with the Government's deficit reduction plans and is effectively an additional tax on public sector workers; recognises the right of public sector unions to take strike action in defence of their pensions; and calls on the Government to withdraw the current proposals and approach any future changes to pension through consensus and agreement with trade unions, recognising the long-term costs and benefits attached to public sector pensions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John McDonnell23/06/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Caroline Lucas23/06/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Grahame Morris23/06/2011EasingtonLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan23/06/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jeremy Corbyn23/06/2011Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins27/06/2011Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Yasmin Qureshi27/06/2011Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Paul Flynn27/06/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin27/06/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Crausby27/06/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner27/06/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards28/06/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Virendra Sharma28/06/2011Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Hywel Williams28/06/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Roger Godsiff28/06/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham28/06/2011Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton28/06/2011GowerLabourSigned
Alan Meale28/06/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/06/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
John Robertson28/06/2011Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie28/06/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mary Glindon29/06/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram29/06/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Ian Lavery29/06/2011WansbeckLabourSigned
Bill Esterson29/06/2011Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Linda Riordan29/06/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
Graham Stringer29/06/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
John Cryer29/06/2011Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/06/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Keen29/06/2011Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan29/06/2011Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes04/07/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Ian Mearns05/07/2011GatesheadLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy05/07/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned
Michael Weir05/07/2011AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jon Cruddas05/07/2011Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice06/07/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Katy Clark06/07/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Gordon Banks06/07/2011Ochil and South PerthshireLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton06/07/2011Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/07/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ian Davidson11/07/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Mike Wood11/07/2011Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Richard Burden12/07/2011Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin12/07/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
David Heyes18/07/2011Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Pete Wishart18/07/2011Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Ruane19/07/2011Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce20/07/2011Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/08/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Dave Watts11/08/2011St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Jim McGovern11/08/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Anne Begg05/09/2011Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Ian Murray05/09/2011Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
Eric Joyce08/09/2011FalkirkLabourSigned

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