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Partial Uprating For Frozen Pensions

EDM number 845 in 2014-15, proposed by Nick Harvey on 05/03/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Pensions.

That this House notes with concern the situation faced by 550,000 British pensioners living overseas, primarily in Commonwealth countries, who are currently deprived of annual state pension uprating adjustments by the Government's frozen pension policy; believes that there is a positive incremental solution of partial uprating, involving introducing annual uprating to all currently frozen pensions going forward, but from their current rate only; further notes that partial uprating would cost just £37 million and carry no legal risks of historic back payment claims; further notes that partial uprating would benefit all currently frozen pensioners immediately by ending the real terms year-on-year decline of their state pensions; further notes that partial uprating would remove the frozen pension problem completely for future retirees; further notes that this would remove a significant current barrier to pensioner emigration from the UK, offering significant consequential savings that would more than cover the upfront costs, even in year one; and calls on the Government to implement partial uprating as an affordable and practical means to offer dignity in retirement to all British pensioners, based on their historic contributions, not place of residence.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Nick Harvey05/03/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratProposed
Anne Begg05/03/2015Aberdeen SouthLabourSeconded
Craig Whittaker05/03/2015Calder ValleyConservativeSeconded
Yasmin Qureshi05/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Graham Brady05/03/2015Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSeconded
Caroline Lucas05/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Mike Hancock09/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders09/03/2015TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley09/03/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/03/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff10/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Michael Connarty10/03/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/03/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz10/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham10/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes10/03/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz10/03/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma11/03/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
David Ward11/03/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Tessa Munt11/03/2015WellsLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale11/03/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
John Leech11/03/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell11/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Gordon Henderson11/03/2015Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSigned
William Cash11/03/2015StoneConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke11/03/2015Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George12/03/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell12/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Pete Wishart12/03/2015Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir12/03/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jennifer Willott12/03/2015Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon12/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Mary Glindon12/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
David Amess16/03/2015Southend WestConservativeSigned
Joe Benton16/03/2015BootleLabourSigned
Katy Clark16/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Graham Stringer16/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Love16/03/2015EdmontonLabourSigned
Bob Blackman16/03/2015Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jim McGovern17/03/2015Dundee WestLabourSigned
Roger Williams17/03/2015Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson17/03/2015East AntrimDUPSigned
Tony Cunningham18/03/2015WorkingtonLabourSigned
Mike Thornton18/03/2015EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams18/03/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Wood20/03/2015Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Martin Vickers23/03/2015CleethorpesConservativeSigned
Mark Hunter24/03/2015CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
John Pugh25/03/2015SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland25/03/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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