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Discretionary Element Of The Winter Fuel Allowance

EDM number 2010 in 2010-12, proposed by Margaret Ritchie on 29/06/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Pensions.

That this House is concerned that the Government is not preserving the discretionary element of the winter fuel allowance; recognises that this vital support will be reduced by 50 for the over-60s and 100 for the over-80s in 2011-12; notes that this reduction in winter fuel allowance, alongside rising fuel prices, will add to the financial predicament of older people and threaten their wellbeing; acknowledges evidence that for every 1 spent on relieving poverty 42 pence will be recouped in health and wellbeing savings; and calls on the Government to maintain the discretionary element of the winter fuel allowance as part of the response to both fuel poverty and pensions poverty.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Margaret Ritchie29/06/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Mark Durkan29/06/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Graham Stringer30/06/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Martin Caton30/06/2011GowerLabourSeconded
Nigel Dodds30/06/2011Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
Dennis Skinner04/07/2011BolsoverLabourSeconded
David Simpson04/07/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas04/07/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ian Murray04/07/2011Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram05/07/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma05/07/2011Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
William McCrea05/07/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Cathy Jamieson05/07/2011Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/07/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden05/07/2011Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/07/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gregory Campbell06/07/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/07/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil06/07/2011Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Graeme Morrice06/07/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin07/07/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson11/07/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Mary Glindon11/07/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd13/07/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Linda Riordan13/07/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
David Heyes18/07/2011Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
David Crausby18/07/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/08/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Rosie Cooper05/09/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Naomi Long18/10/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned

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