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Superannuation Bill

Part of Freedom of Information (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 9:11 pm on 7th September 2010.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Labour, North Tyneside 9:11 pm, 7th September 2010

As a former PCS worker and someone who until April this year was earning £15,300-I worked in the Child Support Agency for 18 months-I find some of the things you are saying quite offensive. Every worker has a right to work-surely you do not make decisions about whether a husband or wife, or a partner in the household, has that right.

Furthermore, if the Bill is rejected tonight, proper consultation might be re-entered into. I took industrial action against our former Government. I voted for that action having been consulted by the union and following the procedure that the Government started with us in 2009. I e-mailed the then Minister and went through all that process. What you are saying is contradictory. You are saying that people should be consulted, but only after a decision has been made. Do you not think-

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