Early day motion 242

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POLICE WIDOWS' PENSIONS

That this House recognises the service of any person who makes the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country, and leaves behind family members 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 deplorable to make widows and widowers, and by extension 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; and calls on the Government to review the situation, in order to ensure parity and fairness with police widows and widowers in all parts of the UK, as a matter of urgency.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 07.09.2017
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 13.09.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 06.09.2017
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 13.09.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 14.09.2017
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 11.09.2017
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 11.09.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 12.09.2017
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 12.09.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.09.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 13.09.2017
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 05.09.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 17.10.2017
Peacock, Stephanie Labour Party Barnsley East 16.10.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 06.09.2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 14.09.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 07.09.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.09.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 12.09.2017
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 09.10.2017
Twist, Liz Labour Party Blaydon 03.11.2017
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 05.09.2017
Walker, Thelma Labour Party Colne Valley 09.10.2017