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The Armed Forces Covenant And Royal Navy Personnel With Mesothelioma

EDM number 701 in 2015-16, proposed by David Anderson on 16/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Armed forces welfare, Diseases and Veterans.

That this House notes that thousands of people who served in the Royal Navy before 1987 are not entitled to full compensation for being exposed, while under military orders, to asbestos and for when they have contracted mesothelioma; further notes that they will lose out massively when compared with people who contracted the lethal lung disease in civilian life where compensation reaches £180,000, while an estimated 2,500 sailors in this position may only be eligible for £31,000 through their war pension; believes that this is a clear breach of the Armed Forces Covenant, which the Prime Minister rightly described as the promise to the UK's military that, because of the sacrifices they make on the UK's behalf, they should not have less good treatment than other groups of people; agrees with Chris Simpkins, director general of The Royal British Legion, that this is a clear breach of the Armed Forces Covenant; recognises that the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence are examining the matter; and urges them and service chiefs to take swift and positive action to resolve this gross anomaly.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

David Anderson16/11/2015BlaydonLabourProposed
Mike Gapes16/11/2015Ilford SouthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley16/11/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Dowd16/11/2015Lewisham West and PengeLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham17/11/2015Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon17/11/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
David Simpson17/11/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Christina Rees17/11/2015NeathLabourSigned
Alan Brown18/11/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Danny Kinahan18/11/2015South AntrimUUPSigned
Keith Vaz18/11/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Kirsten Oswald18/11/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron18/11/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty18/11/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson18/11/2015East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon18/11/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Alan Meale18/11/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Chris Stephens18/11/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell18/11/2015LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell18/11/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Steven Paterson18/11/2015StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady19/11/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds19/11/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Hywel Williams20/11/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/11/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss25/11/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law26/11/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford26/11/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Kinnock30/11/2015AberavonLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry08/12/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry14/12/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby23/03/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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