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Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:13 pm on 30th January 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee 9:13 pm, 30th January 2017

There was a hope among some of us on either side of the House that the Bill might be blocked tonight, temporarily, until we got justice for the WASPI women. Unfortunately, as I understand it, Labour was not willing to do that and the Scottish National party in particular was not willing to do that, as they are pleased with the Bill and want it to go through. May I make a plea to my hon. Friend that, should the next pensions Bill come, as it assuredly will, and before all the WASPI women are taken up to the new state retirement age, Labour thinks tactically about trying to get them justice, rather than merely talking about it, as I have to?