Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:01 pm on 19th July 2017.

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Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick Conservative, Newark 2:01 pm, 19th July 2017

I am the father of three young daughters. Office for National Statistics figures say that one of them will live to be 100, and that by the time they retire, there will be only two workers in this country for every retired person. Does the Secretary of State agree that it is blindingly obvious that we need to take the steps that he has outlined today? It should not be a cause of regret—it should be a cause of celebration that our children and grandchildren are going to live to such a grand old age—and it should be treated on a cross-party basis as the perfectly responsible action that any Government should be taking.