WAR WIDOWS’ PENSION – Early Day Motion 2014-15 / 187
Session: 2014-15 Date tabled: 26.06.2014
Primary sponsor: Ainsworth, Bob
That this House is deeply concerned about the anomaly whereby war widows awarded a pension between 31 March 1973 and 5 April 2005 lose their entitlement if they co-habit or re-marry, whereas those widowed before and after those dates do not; and calls on the Government to rectify this unfair discrimination, affecting some 4,000 widows, by allowing all of them to keep their pensions for life, as advocated by the War Widows’ Association of Great Britain.
The War Widows’ Association are delighted to announce that the Early Day Motion (EDM) 187 in support of its current campaign is now being sponsored by Bob Ainsworth MP; this follows on from Julian Brazier’s appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence.
Thank you to Mr Ainsworth and to all those MPs who have already signed the EDM supporting our campaign; please encourage your MP to sign the EDM and ensure the Government rectifies this unfair discrimination, affecting some 4,000 widows.