Pension Reform

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 31st October 2005.

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Photo of David Blunkett David Blunkett The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 31st October 2005

On the first, rather pathetic point, the answer is no. On the second point, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has announced that from next year people joining the schemes will have a retirement age of 65. The hon. Gentleman should consider what has been said, rather than the mythology that he has peddled this afternoon.