Oral Answers to Questions — Minimum Income Guarantee

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2 April 2001.

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Photo of Mr Huw Edwards Mr Huw Edwards Labour, Monmouth 12:00, 2 April 2001

Does my right hon. Friend agree that around 50 per cent. of women pensioners do not get the full pension because they could not or did not pay full national insurance contributions and that the minimum income guarantee for pensioners—far from being a gimmick or window-dressing—is an important way of redressing the disadvantages that women have experienced from the social security system and the labour market?