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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 7th November 2013.

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George Morley
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 2:32 pm (Report this annotation)

It would seem that Andrew Lansley is in denial in the same way as the Secretary of State Iain Duncan Smith and Pensions Minister Steve Webb. These men deny the qualified pensioners their rightful indexed pension because they say it is too expensive. I imagine that Mr Lansley also agrees with this undemocratic and unjust discrimination. I am one of those and it is shameful that you wear a poppy but deny the veterans. Less than 1% of the pension budget is required but is too much to pay for honesty and justice ? Removal of the regulation affecting current pensioners is long overdue and the inclusion of clause 20 in the new Pensions Bill is totally immoral and contra to the Commonwealth Charter.
One has to wonder why members ignore the code of conduct expected of them which is that they have a duty to uphold the law, including the general law against discrimination. Now is the time to change this.