State Pension Age: Women

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:46 pm on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons) 5:46 pm, 30th November 2016

As always, my hon. Friend speaks with great passion on a subject that she cares about. One of the things about the women born in the 1950s is that they were actively encouraged to give up work when they had children, so their pensions are actually smaller now than they would be had they taken maternity leave, and they are therefore at more of a disadvantage. Does she agree that we owe these women justice because they have been the backbone of this country for decades?