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Business of the House (25 Jan 2024)

Deidre Brock: ...election, should we not debate some of the key legacies of the last 14 years of Tory rule? Where should we start? There are still the scandalously unresolved scandals, such as infected blood, the WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—and Post Office Horizon, to name a very few, but has the Leader of the House had time to reflect on recent comments from Sir Michael...

Defined-Benefit Pension Schemes (17 Jan 2024)

Justin Madders: ...good faith and promises being kept. If we look not just at the schemes that have been mentioned today but at others—I am thinking of the FOSPEN, the Midland Bank clawback issue, and of course the WASPI women—we see that there is a whole generation of pensioners out there who feel that they have not been delivered what they were entitled to. What kind of message does that send to the...

Cost of Living: Pensioners (16 Jan 2024)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...have proof of payment as they do with any other transaction? We know that errors by the Department for Work and Pensions are all too commonplace; we need only to look at the experience of the WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality—to see that. Those women, through no fault of their own, lost their ability to plan for their retirements. They lost their financial...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2024)

Deidre Brock: ...in the current cost of living crisis, which we know impacts women more. They could legislate for mandatory gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting. They could finally deliver compensation for WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality —who have waited far too long to receive justice. More broadly, they could tackle the gender pension gap, as yearly incomes among pensioners are...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: The State Pension Age (13 Dec 2023)

Delyth Jewell: Diolch for that. WASPI doesn't only stand for Women Against State Pension Inequality, it also stands for waiting and still pleading for integrity—integrity from a Westminster Government that has abandoned all sense of fairness, of decency in how it deals with these women, these millions of women who have been denied the money that is rightfully theirs. I want to thank you for meeting some...

Petition - Frozen British pensions (12 Dec 2023)

Martyn Day: ...relation to frozen British pensions. There is a considerable amount wrong with pension policy in the UK, from having one of the lowest rates in north-west Europe, to the abysmal treatment of the WASPI women and the half a million British citizens around the world whose pensions have been frozen due to the failure to establish bilateral agreements, including 127,000 people in Canada....

Scottish Parliament: Fiscal Framework Review ( 6 Dec 2023)

Stuart McMillan: ...broken. It is also morally bankrupt considering many of the policies that the Tories have imposed on many of our people in our country. One example is women against state pension inequality—the WASPI women—who have been robbed of their pensions, which is absolutely shocking. I could go on, but I know that I do not have time. The fiscal framework might help a little, but it still falls...

Business of the House (23 Nov 2023)

Marco Longhi: The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has already found the Department for Work and Pensions guilty of maladministration on two counts in relation to the WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—once in 2005 and the other in 2006. I forget who was in charge at the time; it must be my age. Many women have suffered as a result in a variety of ways. Will the...

Scottish Parliament: Older People in Poverty (Income Maximisation) ( 9 Nov 2023)

Beatrice Wishart: ...through the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign. When looking to maximise income support for older people living in poverty, what efforts can the Scottish Government make to support the WASPI women?

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (13 Sep 2023)

Mick Antoniw: ...agreement that the original reports were unacceptable and didn't actually do justice to the issue. I think that is the issue that we're waiting for the outcome of at the moment. All of us will know WASPI women; there are so many of them. The crux, as I said, in this, of course, is the way in which the matter was dealt with was certainly an injustice, in my view, as a breach of the contract...

Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2023)

Gavin Newlands: ...having to make life-changing decisions, having a detrimental impact both financially and emotionally. In 2021 the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman ruled against the Government in the WASPI battle, with the watchdog ruling that the Department for Work and Pensions was guilty of maladministration by failing to provide adequate notice to 3.8 million women. However, the WASPI women...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2023)

Patricia Gibson: ...impact of the unfair pension treatment of 1950s-born women. One in four struggle to afford basic essentials such as food, and one in three have fallen into debt in the past six months, with one WASPI woman dying every 13 minutes. Will the Leader of the House make a statement setting out her support for a speedy completion of the ombudsman’s report and a prompt response from the UK...

Department for Work and Pensions ( 4 Jul 2023)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...circumstances are unique, but the themes are the same and the consequences for people’s day-to-day lives and living circumstances can be significant. I will highlight a survey carried out by the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—campaign that reports that nearly one in three women who have been impacted by changes to the state pension have fallen into debt in the last six...

2. Business Statement and Announcement (20 Jun 2023)

Lesley Griffiths: ...—. Women born in the 1950s did not have the life opportunities or the job opportunities that we enjoy today, so it is really important. The Counsel General did meet last week with a group of WASPI women, and has said that the Welsh Government is very supportive; we're limited in what we can do, but what we can do is obviously put pressure on the UK Government. I know, following the...

Public Order (12 Jun 2023)

Alison Thewliss: ...process this afternoon. While this regulation is an England and Wales regulation, it does have implications for my constituents and other people from Scotland who wish to come and protest. If the WASPI women campaigners in my constituency wanted to come down here to complain about the injustice of having their state pension robbed from them by consecutive Westminster Governments; if they...

Public Order Act 2023 (16 May 2023)

Peter Grant: ...as the French citizens the Minister mentioned earlier. One day soon we will be, but for now, if my constituents want to protest against the obscenity of nuclear weapons, against the theft of the WASPI women’s pensions, against the daylight robbery that is inflation in food prices and electricity prices, against the billions of their pounds that are being thrown away through incompetence...

State Pension Underpayment Errors - Question (16 May 2023)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: My Lords, could the Minister indicate what corrective action will be taken to address the needs of the WASPI women, who have been underpaid for many years and are not entitled to their pensions from the age of 60?

Northern Ireland: Women Affected by State Pension Age Changes: Cost of Living (10 May 2023)

Ruth Jones: WASPI women in Northern Ireland, like those in Newport West and the rest of the UK, want to see fairness and equality once and for all. What specific discussions has the Minister had with the Northern Ireland civil service and the political parties in Northern Ireland about the rising cost of living and its impact on WASPI women in Northern Ireland?

State Pension Age: Review (30 Mar 2023)

Mel Stride: ...up and down this country—many millions of them—with billions of pounds of targeted transfer payments, which will be going out over the coming months. Finally, the hon. Gentleman mentioned the WASPI women. He will know that I am not able to comment on that matter as it is subject to a current inquiry by the parliamentary ombudsman.

Backbench Business: Support for Women in Poverty — [Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (23 Mar 2023)

Patricia Gibson: ...into chaos when the retirement age was raised with little or no notice, depriving them of tens of thousands of pounds of their rightful pensions. I pay tribute to the dogged determination of the WASPI women to campaign against the injustice they have suffered. As a result of that injustice, many have been thrown into poverty after a lifetime of low pay. Many have faced financial ruin, and,...


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