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Public Service Pensions Bill - Fitness Capability Dismissals

EDM number 1163 in 2012-13, proposed by Alan Meale on 07/03/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Fire services and Pensions.

That this House is aware that the Government's proposed Public Service Pensions Bill will, if enacted, impose a pension age of 60 years on all firefighters, despite it receiving overwhelming evidence against, including from its own experts; believes that if this measure is introduced it would be found to be unworkable and likely to lead to mass numbers of firefighters being forced to leave their employment via fitness capability dismissals which would decimate the nation's fire and rescue services; recalls that in January 2013 the Government published its own review on this matter authored by Dr Tony Williams which in contrast to the Government's position did not recommend a 60 years of age criteria, preferring instead to stipulate what areas would have to be changed significantly before such a measure could even be considered; and calls on the Government to desist from its intention to introduce this criteria which will lead to thousands of loyal, hard working public servants losing their jobs and communities being less protected from fire and other hazards.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Alan Meale07/03/2013MansfieldLabourProposed
Ian Lavery07/03/2013WansbeckLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin07/03/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
David Crausby07/03/2013Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
John McDonnell07/03/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jim Sheridan07/03/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn07/03/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ian Mearns11/03/2013GatesheadLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards11/03/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Graham Stringer11/03/2013Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Kevin Barron11/03/2013Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Mark Durkan11/03/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dennis Skinner11/03/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Andy Sawford12/03/2013CorbyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma12/03/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
George Galloway12/03/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Martin Caton12/03/2013GowerLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell12/03/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Howarth12/03/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon12/03/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/03/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Michael Weir13/03/2013AngusScottish National PartySigned
Paul Goggins14/03/2013Wythenshawe and Sale EastLabourSigned
Katy Clark14/03/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi18/03/2013Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn18/03/2013JarrowLabourSigned
Nick Harvey18/03/2013North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea19/03/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Natascha Engel20/03/2013North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy21/03/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mary Glindon22/03/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Joan Walley25/03/2013Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas16/04/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Paul Murphy18/04/2013TorfaenLabourSigned
Frank Doran22/04/2013Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned

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