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State Pension Age (Women)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:31 pm on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 1:31 pm, 7th January 2016

The hon. Lady is making a powerful case about how unfair this situation is. Does she agree that there is a particular unfairness for women born between 1951 and 1953, such as my constituent Catherine Kirby, who will be left worse off on a weekly basis because they will not qualify for the new flat-rate state pension, whereas men will? Does she agree that it would be simple to solve the problem by allowing women in that position to opt for the single-tier pension?