Early day motion 363

BRITISH PENSIONERS OVERSEAS

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Total number of signatures: 79

Arkless, Richard Bardell, Hannah Blackford, Ian Blackman, Kirsty
Bottomley, Peter Brady, Graham Brock, Deidre Brown, Alan
Cadbury, Ruth Cameron, Lisa Campbell, Ronnie Cherry, Joanna
Cooper, Julie Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Cowan, Ronnie
Crawley, Angela Cunningham, Jim Day, Martyn Docherty, Martin
Dodds, Nigel Donaldson, Jeffrey Donaldson, Stuart Fellows, Marion
Ferrier, Margaret Flynn, Paul Godsiff, Roger Grady, Patrick
Grant, Peter Gray, Neil Hayman, Sue Henderson, Gordon
Hendry, Drew Hermon, Lady Hoey, Kate Howarth, George
Kerevan, George Kerr, Calum Law, Chris Leigh, Edward
Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus Maskell, Rachael McCaig, Callum
McDonald, Stuart McInnes, Liz McNally, John Meale, Alan
Monaghan, Carol Monaghan, Paul Mulholland, Greg Mullin, Roger
Newlands, Gavin Osamor, Kate Oswald, Kirsten Owen, Albert
Paterson, Steven Qureshi, Yasmin Rimmer, Marie Robertson, Laurence
Robinson, Gavin Rosindell, Andrew Shannon, Jim Sharma, Virendra
Sherriff, Paula Simpson, David Smith, Cat Stephens, Christopher
Streeting, Wes Thompson, Owen Thomson, Michelle Vaz, Keith
Vaz, Valerie Weir, Mike Whiteford, Eilidh Whitford, Philippa
Williams, Hywel Wilson, Corri Wilson, Sammy

That this House believes that all pensioners have the right to dignity in retirement; notes that 550,000 British pensioners living in 122 countries overseas do not get their pension automatically uprated, but pensioners living in other countries do; regrets that, while those pensioners adversely affected have made the necessary National Insurance contributions they are denied an equal pension; further notes that these pensioners are living on effectively declining incomes, sometimes on as little as £30 per week; recognises that pensioners retiring abroad deliver considerable savings to the UK economy; further believes that this policy has a negative impact on the ability of many British citizens who might wish to retire abroad to do so; and urges the Government to consider ways to allow pensioners to receive the full pensions that they are entitled to, and to retire in dignity wherever they choose to live.