State Pension Age: Women

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) 4:19 pm, 30th November 2016

My hon. Friend makes an important point. We are talking about women who have paid national insurance contributions on the basis that they would get a pension. This is not a benefit. It should be a contractual arrangement between the Government and the women involved, and that is what the Government have wilfully removed.