Early day motion 767

BRITISH OVERSEAS PENSIONS

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Total number of signatures: 28

Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Bardell, Hannah Black, Mhairi Blackford, Ian
Bottomley, Peter Cameron, Lisa Crawley, Angela Day, Martyn
Edwards, Jonathan Elliott, Tom Ferrier, Margaret Gethins, Stephen
Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Kerevan, George Kinahan, Danny
Law, Chris Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus Meale, Alan
Monaghan, Paul Nicolson, John Oswald, Kirsten Paterson, Steven
Qureshi, Yasmin Stephens, Christopher Vaz, Keith Wishart, Pete

That this House believes that only uprating pensions in certain countries is unfair; acknowledges that this inequality of British pensioners living in countries such as Canada and Australia, having frozen pensions, results in a struggle to provide for themselves with the high cost of living; recognises that research from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen Pensions has identified that uprating frozen pensions with no back-dating would cost £1.7 billion by 2050, just 0.03 per cent of the pensions budget, and research from the Department for Work and Pensions has determined that there is a net saving of £3,800 per person per year for pensioners living outside the UK; and further believes that all British pensioners should receive the same state pension regardless of where they live.