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PUBLIC SECTOR PENSIONS (No. 2)

That this House notes that through agreement with the trade unions in 2006, there have been significant long-term reforms made to the main public service pension schemes, including increased pension ages for new members and a career average pension scheme in the Civil Service; further notes the Government Actuary's Department's projection that these changes will mean that public service pensions expenditure will fall gradually from 1.9 per cent. of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010-11, to 1.4 per cent. of GDP in 2059-60; observes that public sector workers are already undergoing a two year pay freeze at a time of high inflation; further notes that Government proposals to increase employee pension contributions and the pension age of existing employees, as well as reducing future pension benefits, will mean that public sector workers are facing large reductions in the value of their current pay and future pension provision; is concerned that the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review's 1.8 billion increase in employee pension contributions conflates public sector pension policy with the Government's deficit reduction plans and is effectively an additional tax on public sector workers; recognises the right of public sector unions to take strike action in defence of their pensions; and calls on the Government to withdraw the current proposals and approach any future changes to pension through consensus and agreement with trade unions, recognising the long-term costs and benefits attached to public sector pensions.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Banks, Gordon Labour Party Ochil and South Perthshire 06.07.2011
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 05.09.2011
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 12.07.2011
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 29.06.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 28.06.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 06.07.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.06.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 27.06.2011
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 05.07.2011
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 29.06.2011
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 28.06.2011
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 12.07.2011
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 11.07.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.06.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.06.2011
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 28.06.2011
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 29.06.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 27.06.2011
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 04.07.2011
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 29.06.2011
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 28.06.2011
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 06.07.2011
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 11.08.2011
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 18.07.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 27.06.2011
Joyce, Eric Labour Party Falkirk 08.09.2011
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 29.06.2011
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 28.06.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 23.06.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 06.07.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 23.06.2011
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 11.08.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.06.2011
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 05.07.2011
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 06.07.2011
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 23.06.2011
Murray, Ian Labour Party Edinburgh South 05.09.2011
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 20.07.2011
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 27.06.2011
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 29.06.2011
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 28.06.2011
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 28.06.2011
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 29.06.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 05.07.2011
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 19.07.2011
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 28.06.2011
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 29.06.2011
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 27.06.2011
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 29.06.2011
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 11.08.2011
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 05.07.2011
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 28.06.2011
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 18.07.2011
Wood, Mike Labour Party Batley and Spen 11.07.2011