State Pension Age: Women

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:55 pm on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough 4:55 pm, 30th November 2016

I probably should declare an interest as a woman who was born on 12 September 1953. The Secretary of State’s remarks about women’s extra income throughout their lives does not pay the bills today for WASPI women, and that is their problem. They do not disagree with any of his four principles—they accepted the equal pension age—but they have planned their lives responsibly, and in return the Government have been irresponsible.