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International Women’s Day ( 9 Mar 2023)

Kirsten Oswald: ...of work and supporting women in work. We need to do that, but the reality is that there is a 15% pay gap, and warm words will not deal with that. It will take concerted action, and the strong WASPI women who I spoke to yesterday know that there is a problem. The situation is not fair for them as older women, and nor will it be for younger women. It will take decades for that issue to...

Business of the House ( 9 Mar 2023)

Andrew Gwynne: On Saturday I was the guest of a number of WASPI women to watch their play, “Stung”, which was absolutely brilliant. Yesterday I met other 1950s-born women in the pouring rain on Parliament square. The all-party parliamentary group on state pension inequality for women also took evidence from BackTo60 and CEDAWinLAW. These women are not going away. The Leader of the House knows that the...

Scottish Parliament: Misogyny (Criminal Law Reform) ( 9 Mar 2023)

Rona Mackay: ...legacy she has left for future generations. I will highlight two examples—there are many—of women currently being treated disgracefully. First, the women against state pension inequality—the WASPI women. They are women of my generation who effectively had their pensions stolen without notice by the United Kingdom Government. Those women bear the brunt of disrespect and, I suggest,...

Adult Social Care ( 8 Mar 2023)

Sarah Owen: ..., who have toiled for decades, paid their taxes and contributed to our economy, are now being left in the lurch by the state when they need it the most. These are people such as the wonderful WASPI women whom I met outside Parliament today—women such as Josie from Great Yarmouth, Yvonne and Jane, who all told me to tell younger generations of women, “Look after yourself and plan for...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day 2023 ( 8 Mar 2023)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...two-child benefits cap and the abhorrent rape clause that is part of it. Too often, there are steps, including improvement of parental leave or addressing the injustice that is being suffered by WASPI women—women against state pension inequality—that we cannot take because we, in this Parliament, do not yet have the powers to do so. Indeed, the power to improve the rights and the lives...

Prescription Charges: People Aged 60 or Over — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] ( 6 Mar 2023)

Tonia Antoniazzi: ..., each needing different medications. It is those women, including his wife, who had their lives upended by the callous way the Government implemented the equalising of the state pension age. WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women, who were born in the 1950s and live in England, have further issues to deal with compared with those in devolved countries.

Work and Pensions: Cost of Living: Pensioner Support ( 6 Mar 2023)

Mike Amesbury: Since 2015, more than 219,000 1950s-born WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality—have passed away. What more are Ministers doing to ensure that WASPI women get the pensions they deserve?

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Women's Pensions ( 1 Mar 2023)

Mick Antoniw: .... Just by way of general comment to your question, I think the treatment of women born in the 1950s by successive Conservative Governments remains a national scandal. Since the launch of the WASPI campaign in 2015, more than 200,000 WASPI women have died without ever seeing or receiving pension justice, so the women who continue to be affected by this issue have already been disadvantaged...

Social Security and Pensions ( 6 Feb 2023)

John Martin McDonnell: ...enable at least some of those informal carers to be lifted out of poverty. I put that suggestion on the table for the Government to debate and for the Select Committee to look at as well. As the WASPI women have been mentioned, I cannot help but do so too. This is an injustice that needs to be redressed, and it needs to be redressed soon, because many of the women who were affected are...

Backbench Business: High Income Child Benefit Charge — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 2 Feb 2023)

Douglas Chapman: ...unwittingly sucked into the tax trap set by Mr Osborne all those years ago. To compound the situation, taxpayers have been charged penalties for failing to register their liability. It is like the WASPI scandal mark 2: people are not given sufficient information about the changes made by the Treasury, so parents get trapped in the tax liability net without even knowing it. For many...

Raising the State Pension Age to 68 ( 1 Feb 2023)

Patricia Gibson: ...the rise in the state pension age to 68 by 2034 or, indeed, to accelerate it at all? It seems to the people outside this Chamber who are worried about this or who have experienced this, as the WASPI women have, that this Government have developed a taste for robbing people of their hard-earned state pension. The website Interactive Investor calculates that bringing forward to 2034 the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality (30 Jan 2023)

Laura Trott: We have no current plans to meet with WASPI representatives whilst the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation is ongoing. Section 7(2) of the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 states that Ombudsman investigations “shall be conducted in private”. The Department is cooperating with the Ombudsman in their investigation.

Women and Equalities: Gender Pension Gap (25 Jan 2023)

Patricia Gibson: ...women more likely to be poorer and more likely to rely on pension credit. That is a problem that persists. Will the Minister urgently address the issue, particularly the injustice suffered by WASPI women, or will her Government just ignore women being poorer in retirement?

State Pension — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] (12 Dec 2022)

David Linden: ...the Minister before the debate, when we said that we would discuss this issue offline. The Conservative Government have a rather long track record in picking the pockets of our pensioners: from the WASPI women and the triple lock to the low take-up of pension credit, the frozen pensions of overseas pensioners, many of whom are veterans, and the scrapping of free TV licences for the...

Work and Pensions: State Pension Age: Women Born on or after 6 April 1950 ( 5 Dec 2022)

Helen Morgan: ...concluded that the Government had been too slow to inform many women that they would be affected by the rising state pension age. Along with the cost of living crisis, this means that many of the WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality—are struggling to get by, and it is one of the concerns most frequently raised in my weekly surgeries. I wonder whether the Secretary of...

State Pension Triple Lock ( 8 Nov 2022)

Hywel Williams: ...claim it at present. I want to refer briefly to two pension scandals—“scandals” is the correct term—both of which need immediate action. I will not go into any detail about the plight of WASPI women, as that has been referred to already, but the Government really should set out the steps they will take to compensate 1950s-born women. The second scandal, which has not been mentioned...

Work and Pensions: Women’s State Pension Age: Additional Support (31 Oct 2022)

John Martin McDonnell: .... Since then, more of those women are now living in poverty and 200,000 of them have died, yet not a single Minister has met them since 2016. Is the Minister willing to meet a delegation from the WASPI campaign to talk about their plight and find a way forward?

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2022)

Ruth Jones: Since I came to this place in 2019, I have worked with and fought the corner of all the women in Newport West who face discrimination due to their gender and age. Those WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality—have shown incredible perseverance and tenacity over the years. Will the Minister set out the steps that are being taken to address this issue? If she cannot meet the...

Violent Crime, Gang Activity and Burglaries - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2022)

Baroness Donaghy: ...to the Prime Minister’s pension. If I understand the rules correctly, she is entitled to a Prime Minister’s pension when she leaves office. I would not like to see her go into poverty like the WASPI women who have been deprived of state pension money because they were not given sufficient notice. The WASPI women did nothing wrong, such as taking the “Great” out of Great Britain. If...

Older Persons Commissioner for England - Question (19 Oct 2022)

Baroness Thornton: ...that an old persons’ commissioner might be popular. I would have thought that the Government might be looking for popular things at the moment. Will the noble Baroness meet representatives of the WASPI women—the 3.6 million women whose pension age unexpectedly rose? I would also like the Minister to take this opportunity to clarify for the House whether the triple lock is to be kept or...


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