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CPI / RPI Pension Uprating House of Commons Debate 1 March 2012

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The full debate can be found at the link below, from where you can also discover how your MP voted, or did not.  A few Labour MPs were supported by others from the devolved parts of the UK and the Greens.  No Conservatives voted for the motion, but one Lib-Dem stands out as supporting the motion - Bob Russell MP for Colchester.

 

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2012-03-01a.452.0

 

(You may have to cut and paste the link.)

e-petition Govt Response

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I recieved this email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Philip Williams,

The e-petition 'Public & Private Pension Increases - change from RPI to CPI' signed by you recently reached 109,392 signatures and a response has been made to it. This e-petition has reached 100,000 signatures. The Government has notified the Backbench Business Committee in the House of Commons who will consider its suitability for debate when Parliament returns in September. This e-petition will remain live, and people will be able to continue adding their signatures. The Backbench Business Committe have announced that a debate relating to this e-petition will take place on Thursday 1 March 2012 in the Chamber of the House of Commons. Further information about the debate, and on the workings of the Backbench Business Committee, can be found on the Committee's website at http://www.parliament.uk/bbcom The Government will post a further response to this petition following the debate.

View the response to the e-petition

Thanks, HM Government e-petitions http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/

2012-03-01 RPI/CPI Parliamentary Debate

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According to the Parliament Website:

Thursday 1 March in the Chamber

Motion relating to CPI/RPI pensions uprating (Member in charge: John McDonnell).

The Committee heard this was an issue of public interest and the e-petition ‘Public and Private Pension Increases change from RPI to CPI’ had received over 100,000 signatures. The Committee also heard that this subject was unlikely to be debated through any alternative route.

E-Petition RPI/CPI

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** URGENT ** RPI/CPI House of Commons Debate 1 March 2012

The E-petition calling for a debate on the switch from RPI to CPI received over 107,000 signatures. John McDonnell MP for Hayes and Harlington, put the case for a debate to the House of Common Back Bench Business Committee and has secured a debate on Thursday 1st March.

That doesnt give very long, but it would still be worthwhile writing to your constituency MPs encouraging them to participate.  Tony has produced a briefing outlining the issues which you may wish to draw to your MPs attention in your letter.