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Police Widows' Pensions

EDM number 1063 in 2016-17, proposed by Timothy Farron on 14/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Death, Marriage, Pensions, Police and Cohabitation.

That this House recognises that police officers often place themselves in the way of harm to protect their communities, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice and leaving behind families and loved ones; is deeply concerned that the Police Pension Regulations 1987 do not allow police widows or widowers the opportunity to marry or cohabit, without losing their right to a police widows or widowers pension for life; agrees with the Police Federation of England and Wales that it is morally and ethically regrettable to make police widows and widowers and their dependents effectively choose between future financial security and the possibility of future personal happiness; welcomes the fact that the Police Pension Regulations 2006 allow new entrants or serving officers to transfer to a new scheme which permits their survivors to access benefits which are payable for life regardless of whether they remarry; regrets that nevertheless many police widows and widowers still remain disadvantaged by the Police Pensions Regulations 1987; calls on the Government urgently to review the situation; and notes that this would achieve parity with police widows and widowers in Northern Ireland and military widows in all parts of the UK.

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

Tim Farron14/03/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Mark Williams14/03/2017CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Cunningham14/03/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley14/03/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson15/03/2017Lagan ValleyDUPSeconded
Greg Mulholland15/03/2017Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon15/03/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Liz Saville Roberts15/03/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Meale15/03/2017MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan16/03/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens16/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz16/03/2017Leicester EastLabourSigned
Danny Kinahan20/03/2017South AntrimUUPSigned
Tom Elliott20/03/2017Fermanagh and South TyroneUUPSigned
David Winnick20/03/2017Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Gavin Robinson20/03/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Ian Blackford20/03/2017Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless21/03/2017Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins21/03/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Tom Brake21/03/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson21/03/2017Upper BannDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas21/03/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Lady Hermon22/03/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Jeremy Lefroy22/03/2017StaffordConservativeSigned
Sammy Wilson27/03/2017East AntrimDUPSigned
Roger Godsiff28/03/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman28/03/2017HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Rosie Cooper18/04/2017West LancashireLabourSigned
Alison McGovern18/04/2017Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Chris Evans18/04/2017IslwynLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly19/04/2017Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson20/04/2017Coventry North WestLabourSigned
Wes Streeting26/04/2017Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden26/04/2017Blackpool SouthLabourSigned

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