State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women

Part of Opposition Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 6:00 pm on 26th September 2016.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party 6:00 pm, 26th September 2016

I thank the Minister for giving way. The Minister refers to the EU rule on the need for equalisation. No one in the House today has disputed the need for equalisation, but what the Pensions Act 2011 did was accelerate that equalisation. That is the point that I was making.