The Modern Commonwealth: Opportunities and Challenges

Part of International Women’S Day – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West 3:39 pm, 7th March 2019

May I suggest to my hon. Friend that, as and when Commonwealth parliamentarians get together, they ought to work how to force on to the agenda the scandalous discrimination against pensioners from this country? When they live in retirement in other Commonwealth countries, they do not get inflation increases to their state pensions. Will he try to make sure that this is considered, and will he see whether the Commonwealth secretariat could publish which other Commonwealth countries make the same kind of imposition on people who would otherwise be able to share in the fruits of their retirement?