Wednesday, September 4

EDM 467: State Pension Changes For Women Born In 1953 And 1954
That this House is aware that women reaching 59 and 60 years of age in 2013 have to contend with two changes to their state pension age leaving little time if any to make further arrangements; is further aware that a large proportion of them will miss out on the increased basic state pension scheduled to start in April 2017; and calls on the Government to rethink this unfairness which would lead to this group of women having to work an additional four to five years without the prospect of receiving even the increased basic pension at the end of their working lives.

Sponsors: Meale, Alan/ Benton, Joe / Crausby, David / Dobbin, Jim / Lavery, Ian / Sheridan, Jim   -   <>  House of Commons: 03.09.2013

EDM 469: BBC Censorship At The Proms
That this House condemns the BBC for censoring comments made by violinist Nigel Kennedy when he spoke during a BBC Proms concert from the Royal Albert Hall while performing with a group of young Palestinian musicians; believes that the BBC’s worldwide reputation for impartiality and fairness has been undermined as a result of such censorship when it broadcast the concert on BBC 4 on 23 August 2013; applauds Mr Kennedy for drawing attention to the apartheid being operated by the government of Israel; and urges the Government to seek an explanation from the BBC as to whether its decision to delete the comments made by Mr Kennedy in the course of the concert was because of a complaint from former BBC Governor Baroness Deech.

Sponsors: Russell, Bob/ Hancock, Mike   -   <>  House of Commons: 03.09.2013

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