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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: The points made by George Morley, Jane Davies and Jeff Chipps more than adequately cover this monstrous pension deception by government because only 96% of pensioners are covered by these... (4 March 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: The final paragraph of this speech is very detailed - yes, pensioners have worked hard, done the right thing, and provided for their families but the Secretary then says, 1. This government... (4 March 2016)
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  • Jeff Chipps: Jane Davies. You said "What about the 4% of state pensioners who have not had an increase in decades?" But this is the Government's excuse right now! This is why it's 'quite alright' to... (3 March 2016)
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  • Jane Davies: Another fatuous comment from an out of touch politician. What about the 4% of state pensioners that have not an increase in decades? They are victimised by this government based purely on where... (3 March 2016)
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  • George Morley: Iain Duncan Smith said : "We are going to be fairer to pensioners and support them as other Governments have never done." If only that were true then 560,000 pensioners would not have their... (3 March 2016)
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  • George Morley: Then as the Department seems to choose to include the state pension in with benefits, I gather that this will be included with your statement that it is our intention to protect the most... (24 June 2015)
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  • Chris Beazer: I think this speech fits the description of "washing the hands". It is despicable in its attitude to somebody who is in dire need. (15 March 2015)
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  • Les Reed: The sheer arrogance and condescension in this reply is astonishing. Does IDS not think that the vast majority of claimants are aware that their payments are paid partially in arrears? To try and... (9 December 2014)
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  • George Morley: As you are talking figures and percentages you may like to reflect on the fact that 4% of all pensioners have their pension frozen by your Department without any justification for doing so coming... (4 November 2014)
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  • Robert Palmer: Define how many hours on a contract you count as a job. Then give us the lower figure and stop playing with numbers. (2 September 2014)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: I think here that the Secretary of State is hiding once again. It may well be that he replies to every letter from a member of the Privy Cuncil; it may well be that every minister replies to... (2 July 2014)
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  • Leon Carter: You have saved parliament NOTHING as any savings are offset against the millions you waste (1 July 2014)
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  • George Morley: Does this include the fraud of the frozen pension policy, like £590 million or so of pensioners money that is stolen from over half a million cheated frozen pensioners every year ? (1 July 2014)
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  • George Morley: Having saved £2 billion from the spending he can obviously afford to pay the small minority of cheated ex-pat pensioners their full and paid for pension indexing which will only cost £590... (1 July 2014)
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  • George Morley: This is not true Mr Smith. If that is so then why have you not given any justification for the discriminative theft of the indexation of the pensions of 560,000 qualified pensioners, who... (1 July 2014)
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  • Jane Davies: It beggars belief that any pensions minister can say all this garbage and think we fall for it. When this government treats ALL pensioners fairly then maybe some credibility can be attached to... (13 June 2014)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: "Vitally, there is a new state pension, which is set above the means test level, so that those who have contributed at the full rate for 35 years are guaranteed a decent minimum income" Well... (12 June 2014)
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  • George Morley: In his speech he said " We have capped rip-off charges, banned hidden charges and set minimum quality standards. Vitally, there is a new state pension, which is set above the means-test level, so... (12 June 2014)
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  • Wendy Priestley: Mr Duncan Smith is once again distorting the facts and evading his personal responsibility for the increased use of food-banks. Is he suggesting that people use them without being in need? Is he... (27 February 2014)
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  • George Morley: With reference to the response to Sir Peter Bottomley I would expect the Secretary of State Mr Duncan Smith to apologise to him and to the house for giving an incorrect and misleading reply and... (19 June 2013)
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  • Jane Davies: More smoke and mirrors Mr Smith. You speak with forked tongue and we know the real truth, stop insulting our intelligence. It's about time you realised one cannot defend the indefensible. (19 June 2013)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: Mr. Chipps I could not have put it better myself! (19 June 2013)
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  • Jeff Chipps: I think Mr Ian Duncan Smith is misinformed. This Pension Bill, if passed, will become effective in April 2016 and only those retiring after the effective date of enactment will be affected by... (19 June 2013)
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  • George Morley: I would think that the bereavement benefits will be collected earlier than expected due to the demise of many pensioners who are now well below the poverty line because of the freezing of their... (18 June 2013)
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  • George Morley: This is not true. Please look at the clause 20 again and if you understand it you will see that your reply was incorrect. You will hear more about this. (18 June 2013)
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