State Pension Age: Women

Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 11:44 am on 1st December 2016.

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Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 10(13)),

That this House has considered acceleration of the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.—(Ian Blackford.)

The House divided:

Ayes 2, Noes 106.

Division number 101 Backbench Business — State Pension Age: Women

Aye: 1 MP

No: 106 MPs

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Abstained: 1 MP

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Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of Ian Blackford Ian Blackford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions)

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Now that the House has unequivocally declared that this matter was not considered in the Westminster Hall debate a couple of weeks ago, what mechanisms are open to us to make sure that we can have a debate in this place so that Members can be heard and we can stand up for the 2.6 million WASPI women?

Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Chair, Panel of Chairs, Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means, Chair, Panel of Chairs, Chairman of Ways and Means

I presume that the hon. Gentleman might have raised the issue at business questions, and there is always the opportunity at the next business questions to highlight the result. Actually, there was a debate here yesterday, so the debate has already taken place. However, it is not for the Chair to decide future business; it is for the Government to decide. I am sure that through the hon. Gentleman’s good offices, the matter will not rest there. I am sure that he will be pressing once again for another debate.