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 Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 4:19 pm, 30th November 2016

The hon. Gentleman will understand that in Northern Ireland this change is having a negative impact on thousands of women. I am one of them, but I will have a pension from this House; thousands of women will not enjoy that privileged status. On 13 July, a new Prime Minister walked into No. 10, giving an opportunity for this Government to set a different tone. The Prime Minister has a golden opportunity to deliver on the hopes and expectations that she revealed on the steps of No. 10.