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Fairness and Security in Old Age

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 10th September 2003.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 1:50 pm, 10th September 2003

What concerns pensioners particularly is that while the state pension is the same throughout the country, council tax levels differ from mile to mile, and do not reflect the level of services. Some people pay less council tax than my constituents although they have free transport. Is there not a case for equal treatment?