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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 11th March 2015

Of course, buses are the responsibility of the county council, so I think the point made was a fair one. I have talked about dignity and security in retirement, because we have kept our commitments and upgraded the pension by the triple lock, so pensioners in the hon. Lady’s constituency will have £950 more in terms of the basic state pension than when I become Prime Minister in 2010. We committed to keeping the free bus pass, keeping the free television licence, keeping the freedom from prescription charges. We have kept each and every one of those promises. We have gone beyond that by saying to pensioners that they do not need to buy an annuity: it is their money, their savings, and they can spend it as they choose. This has been a Government who have recognised that people deserve that dignity and security, and we have delivered in full.

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George Morley
Posted on 13 Mar 2015 1:44 am (Report this annotation)

David Cameron , you said : "We have gone beyond that by saying to pensioners that they do not need to buy an annuity: it is their money, their savings, and they can spend it as they choose."
By this one must assume that you mean ALL pensioners as you make no other condition in the statement.
So what about the Frozen Pensioners that you wish would just go away, but they don't and they won't because they are qualified pensioners in all respects and you have denied them justice and fairness and taken any dignity and security away from them.
There is no justification for this UK Gov theft.
As you say, it is their money and of that there is no argument.
When will you face up to the truth ? We are waiting and will not stop until this discrimination is put to right.