State Pension Age — Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:40 pm on 2nd March 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Bakewell Baroness Bakewell Labour 3:40 pm, 2nd March 2016

My Lords, I welcome this Statement from the Minister and the setting up of an independent inquiry. I can only offer my sympathy to the chairman because, as she knows, pension age is a hot potato politically. There was a debate in the Commons last week about the whole case of the baby-boomer, or WASPI, women, and a Motion, which was lost by only a few votes, calling for action from the Government on transitional provision for these women. Will the

Minister, who in a previous incarnation showed great sympathy for these baby-boomer women, express some concern that this is not within the remit of the newly appointed review?