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Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (17 Jul 2024)

Jim Shannon: ...that the beliefs to which we hold fast are considered fully when it comes to making any decisions. I also make a plea, as have the hon. Member for Salford (Rebecca Long Bailey) and others, for the WASPI women. As you probably know, Mr Deputy Speaker, I led a debate on the issue, and I believe the Government need to deliver for the WASPI women. I have some 5,500 of them in my constituency,...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (17 Jul 2024)

Jim Shannon: ...that the beliefs to which we hold fast are considered fully when it comes to making any decisions. I also make a plea, as have the hon. Member for Salford (Rebecca Long Bailey) and others, for the WASPI women. As you probably know, Mr Deputy Speaker, I led a debate on the issue, and I believe the Government need to deliver for the WASPI women. I have some 5,500 of them in my constituency,...

Valedictory Debate (24 May 2024)

Ian Blackford: ...harm that we have had as a consequence. I am glad about the progress that has been made this week on infected blood and on Horizon. My one regret is that we have not yet successfully dealt with the WASPI women. I know that will fall to the new Government, but I hope that, on a cross-party and consensual basis, we can recognise, accept and deliver justice, as we must, for the WASPI women...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (16 May 2024)

Lee Anderson: We have seen many injustices debated in this House. Just today, we have seen the injustice of the WASPI women. In recent weeks, we have spoken about the infected blood scandal and, more recently, the Post Office scandal. Tonight, we are going to debate another scandal: the mineworkers’ pension scheme scandal. Some 25% of the United Kingdom is on top of old coalmines, so I had hoped that 25%...

Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report (16 May 2024)

Patricia Gibson: ...seen today is an apparent refusal from the Government Front Bench to accept the report’s findings, while, disappointingly, the Labour Front Bench continues to refuse to make any commitment to the WASPI women. That is why Labour Members of the Scottish Parliament were ordered to abstain on calls for compensation last week. I note that the tone of the response from the Labour Front Bench...

Women and Equalities: State Pension Equality (15 May 2024)

Mohammad Yasin: Some WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women in Bedford are living in severe financial hardship, having had their pension income stolen, in some cases twice. Their right to compensation has been tested and won. Given that a WASPI woman dies every 13 minutes, does the Minister agree that a compensation scheme needs to be set up immediately? It should not be a...

Work and Pensions: State Pension Age Changes: Compensation (13 May 2024)

Mike Amesbury: Roslyn Gilmore is one of several thousand WASPI women in my constituency. It has now been six weeks since we had the statement to the House, so I repeat the call again: when can we expect the response to the ombudsman’s report?

Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Cost of Living (13 May 2024)

Richard Burgon: But a new poll today shows that two thirds of people think the Government should urgently pay fair compensation to all WASPI women, including many in east Leeds, who were hit by the change to the state pension age. It has been over six weeks since the Secretary of State got the parliamentary ombudsman’s final report, but nearly three years since the ombudsman said that the Department for...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (13 May 2024)

Cat Smith: During the time for which the ombudsman’s report has been ongoing, 270,000 WASPI women have already passed away. How many more 1950s-born women in Lancashire will die before the Government finally act on the report’s recommendations?

Miners and Mining Communities ( 9 May 2024)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...that we need to strike a fair balance, but there is nothing fair about it when miners and their widows are left destitute on as little as £18 a week. We should not be surprised, because as the WASPI women know all too well, this Government have form when it comes to pension grabbing. Our miners were prosecuted and made redundant, and saw the heart ripped out of their communities, and now...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality ( 9 May 2024)

Paul Maynard: Departmental Ministers met with representatives from the WASPI campaign group on 29 June 2016. The department did not meet with representatives from the campaign group for the duration of the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman's investigation which began in 2018. In laying the report before Parliament at the end of March, the Ombudsman has brought matters to the attention of this House,...

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 8 May 2024)

Chris Law: ...utterly dismayed to see members of both the Conservative party and the Labour party abstain. Can the Prime Minister finally tell us when the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—the WASPI women—will receive the compensation that they rightly deserve?

Pension Schemes ( 2 May 2024)

Alistair Carmichael: ...we have had a good debate. We have had contributions from no fewer than 10 Members, which, given what is happening elsewhere today, is quite significant. A number of Members made reference to the WASPI issue; I did not do so in the course of my remarks because it was not really germane, but it is a point well made and I very much associate myself with it. The ombudsman took long enough...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Scottish National Party Government ( 2 May 2024)

Humza Yousaf: ...that, yesterday, brought to this Parliament a motion of no confidence that they knew they were going to lose. Due to that waste of time, we had less time to debate justice and compensation for the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—women. Perhaps Anas Sarwar wanted it that way because, for all the photographs that he takes with the WASPI women, all the warm words and all the...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 93B ( 1 May 2024)

Baroness Thornhill: ...I think this is a systemic failure of a series of accountable people. That is what I am trying to say. Ultimately, I am saying that, sadly for democracy, this is yet another state failure—like WASPI, blood contamination and Windrush, to name but a few. The harsh reality is that the impact of this is felt every day by some people, and is growing: when a leaseholder decides that they want...

Scottish Parliament: Women’s State Pensions (Compensation) ( 1 May 2024)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: It is a privilege to close this very important debate on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is also a privilege to do so alongside my friend and colleague the First Minister. His support for the WASPI women is unquestionable and unwavering, as is his support for equality and his fight against injustice. I look forward to campaigning side by side with him once again in the future, just as...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time ( 1 May 2024)

Alison Johnstone: ...that the UK Government must now urgently deliver on the ombudsman’s recommendations to pay compensation in full to those women without delay; echoes the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign’s calls for a higher level of compensation to properly reflect the financial harm; notes the report’s conclusions on the UK Government’s failings of communication and...

Scottish Parliament: Motion of No Confidence ( 1 May 2024)

Humza Yousaf: ...being thrown out of Anas Sarwar’s window: U-turning on the two-child cap, U-turning on devolution of employment law, U-turning on devolution of drug law and U-turning on his support for the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—women. We on the SNP benches will leave Labour to justify all that, if it can. We will never do anything other than stand by our values—by...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (30 Apr 2024)

Alison Johnstone: ...by Scottish Government Debate: Equality and Modern Positive Masculinity and insert followed by Motion of No Confidence followed by Scottish Government Debate: WASPI: Women Against State Pension Inequality (c) Thursday 2 May 2024— delete followed by Ministerial Statement: Publication of the Mental Health and Capacity Reform...

Access to Redress Schemes (18 Apr 2024)

Chris Stephens: ...We should take some time to reflect on that during this debate. There are people who have just not seen that justice, not seen that redress and not seen that compensation. First, let me turn to the WASPI women. We welcome the publication of the long-overdue reports by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, which has found failings by the Department for Work and Pensions and has...


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