Early day motion 1063

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ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR WASPI WOMEN LIVING IN THE EU

That this House notes with concern that British women who are affected by the WASPI changes to state pension age for women, and who choose to retire in other EU countries, may not be eligible for healthcare in that country; notes that these women are UK citizens who paid UK taxes for many decades; observes with concern that many women were not notified of the change to state pension age until they had already made the move to another country; observes that life for these women is even more difficult than for their counterparts in the UK, because they will not receive bus passes or pension credit, and may also be ineligible for healthcare in their chosen country because they are not in receipt of a passporting benefit such as state pension; calls on the Government to take seriously the concerns of WASPI women who moved to the EU on the understanding that they would receive their pension at the age of 60, and who now may have no entitlement to public healthcare in the EU; observes that this situation is causing significant financial stress and anxiety for these women; and calls on the Government to assess this situation and look into ways to ensure that WASPI women in Europe can access healthcare, such as providing them with their S1 form at the age of 60 even if they do not receive their pension until a later age.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 16.04.2018
Black, Mhairi Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South 29.03.2018
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 13.03.2018
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 22.03.2018
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 14.03.2018
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 23.04.2018
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 23.04.2018
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 27.03.2018
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 16.05.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 14.03.2018
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 16.03.2018
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.03.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 15.03.2018
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 13.03.2018
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 23.04.2018
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 07.06.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 14.03.2018
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.03.2018
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 20.03.2018
McMorrin, Anna Labour Party Cardiff North 16.04.2018
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 21.03.2018
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 01.05.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 22.03.2018
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14.03.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 14.03.2018
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 20.03.2018
Sobel, Alex Labour Party Leeds North West 16.04.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 19.03.2018
Western, Matt Labour Party Warwick and Leamington 20.03.2018