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State Pension Age (Women)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:13 pm on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Shadow Minister (Education) 12:13 pm, 7th January 2016

I raised these concerns, which had been brought to me by the class that left Foxhills comprehensive school in 1970, on Second Reading of the Bill that became the 2011 Act. When I did so, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said:

“I have had letters from the public stirred up by a number of people”—[Hansard, 20 June 2011; Vol. 530, c. 51.]

Does my hon. Friend agree that this is not just something being stirred up by a number of people, but a very real issue that we have known about for some time?