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Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:38 pm on 30th January 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee 9:38 pm, 30th January 2017

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. The plan was not to kill the Bill but just to hold it up for a bit so that we could hopefully highlight the position of WASPI pensioners, for soon they will all be retired and the horror will have been completed. We have no other weapon against the Government, because they have made it plain that they are going to sit out this issue. The Scottish nationalists were not prepared to form an alliance with those of us who want to block the Bill in order to actually raise this issue and perhaps implement the recommendation of a previous Select Committee report.