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Cost of Living Increases (16 Mar 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: ...massive increases in energy and other costs. I spoke to a constituent in Neilston on Saturday, who wanted to know why she was being abandoned on the cost of living by the UK Government. She is a WASPI woman, and let me say yet again that it is high time the UK Government settled the claim by WASPI women. As the SNP Scottish Government are demonstrating, with the limited levers at their...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: After Clause 54 - Accountability of public authorities: duties on police workforce (28 Feb 2022)

Anne McLaughlin: ...forward every week to seeing who will be outside and what they will be bringing to the demonstration, whether I agree with what they are demonstrating about or not. Who can forget the wonderful WASPI women and the numerous noisy protests they held in the streets around Parliament? Rosie Dickson from WASPI Glasgow has told me how concerned she is that Scottish women born in the 1950s who...

Cost of Living and Food Insecurity ( 8 Feb 2022)

Peter Grant: ...increase, which everybody in this House opposes—reserved to Westminster. In fact, on pensions, during my time as an MP we have seen this British Government betray their promises to millions of WASPI women, betray their promises on the pensions triple lock and free TV licences, and underpay more than £1 billion in pensions to over 130,000 pensioners. Last year they also failed to pay...

Social Security and Pensions ( 7 Feb 2022)

Alan Brown: ...people have suffered negative consequences and what are the Government doing to assess that? It is clear from the failings on the guaranteed minimum pension and the communications around that, the WASPI women and the botched communications with them, the pensions underpayments and the late payment of pensions once people reach state pension age that the pensions system has a long way to go...

Automatic Pension Enrolment — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (26 Jan 2022)

Alan Brown: ...underpayments, and there are comments that the system for state pensions is not fit for purpose. We have seen 118,000 people underpaid as regards benefits. We still have the injustice faced by the WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality—and there are very low take-up rates for pension credit, which the UK Government acknowledge is an issue, but have not remedied. The SNP...

Cost of Living — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (25 Jan 2022)

Patricia Gibson: ...much pain people like the ordinary man in the street would have been saved by a cash injection from the Treasury of £4.3 billion. We cannot forget the poor deal for pensioners in this crisis. The WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—have already been left high and dry as their pension age was increased with little or no notice, throwing their retirement...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Ground rent for existing long leases (24 Jan 2022)

Justin Madders: ...of course those decisions do not cover everyone, which is why we in this place need to step in. We often talk in the House about the plight of the Women Against State Pension Inequality—did the WASPI women not sign up for something very different from what they ended up with? I know there are legal opinions about freeholders’ human rights, but what about my constituents’ human...

Cost of Living Increases (24 Jan 2022)

Alison Thewliss: ...are not their fault, unable to take on more hours, and unable to change their circumstances. Many of them, as my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Allan Dorans) mentioned, are WASPI women, whose pension plans were cut short by the Government. I want to pay particular tribute to June Miller, part of the WASPI Glasgow and Lanarkshire group, who was buried today. She was...

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords] ( 5 Jan 2022)

Christine Jardine: ...of which have characterised the changes to the state pension age for women, particularly those born in the early 1950s. Ministers could do worse than to listen to some of the 6,000 so-called WASPI women in my Edinburgh West constituency talking about the hardship that the mismanagement or miscommunication of complicated pension changes can cause. Our experts fear that up to 3 million...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 10 - Increase of normal minimum pension age (14 Dec 2021)

Alison Thewliss: ...the hon. Member for Ealing North said. Saying that something will happen in due course is not a great reassurance to many people. We have seen the terrible mess that the Government left for the WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality—who did not receive enough notice of state pension age changes. As a result, many have lost out on what they expected to happen when they...

Treasury: Gender Equality: Fiscal Policies ( 7 Dec 2021)

Hannah Bardell: I am glad you found someone to answer, Mr Speaker. Some 6,500 women in my Livingston constituency are WASPI women and they are furious. When I recently met them with the Women Against State Pension Inequality co-ordinator Carla O’Hara, there was anger and anxiety and there were many, many tears. Will the Minister tell me and the WASPI women from his constituency and from the constituencies...

Business of the House ( 2 Dec 2021)

Joanna Cherry: ...our Opposition half-day debate on the cost of living. Like others, I lost the opportunity to raise directly with the Minister important cases for my constituents, including those of student nurses, WASPI women, frontline healthcare workers and people with disabilities, who are suffering as a result of this Government’s failure to take measures to assist them with the high cost of living....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (15 Nov 2021)

Ruth Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what further steps she will take to address the concerns of the WASPI women.

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: This is a very difficult issue, as the whole House knows. The case of the WASPI women is not easily addressed. As the hon. Gentleman knows, the expenditure involved is very considerable and the tax that would have to be raised would be very considerable. We continue to reflect on all the options to ensure that people across this country get fair pensions.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) ( 2 Nov 2021)

Alan Brown: ...clawback from pensioners. As the Red Book shows, £30 billion over the next few years is getting taken from the pockets of our pensioners. It seems the Tories are not content with just ignoring the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women but are determined to make what is already one of the worst pensions in the developed world even worse. If I am a Scottish Tory, I...

2. Business Statement and Announcement ( 2 Nov 2021)

Rhys ab Owen: .... Back in September, the Counsel General stated the Welsh Government's support for these women, and did so clearly. There will be a protest on the steps of the Senedd on Friday involving the WASPI women, and they would be very grateful to get the support of the Welsh Government and a clear statement from the Welsh Government as to how they can support them. So, what practical support is...

Business of the House (21 Oct 2021)

Patricia Gibson: .... There are 2.1 million pensioners in poverty across the UK, so, for them, the state pension is the most important source of income and these delays to payments are a particular cruelty to the WASPI women who have already had their state pension age increased. I wrote to the DWP Secretary of State about this on 8 August and not yet received a response. Will the Leader of the House make a...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (22 Sep 2021)

David Linden: On top of the injustices suffered by 3.8 million WASPI women and the widening gender pensions gap, today’s National Audit Office report finds that the Department for Work and Pensions underpaid 134,000 pensioners, many of whom were women. What steps are the Government taking to tackle the gender pensions gap? Will the Minister agree to meet me to discuss how we can try to tackle that?

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill (20 Sep 2021)

Guy Opperman: ..., of the powers under sections 24, 26 and 28 of the Scotland Act 2016, which give the Scottish Government the ability to intervene on such matters, should they wish to do so, including the WASPI matters. No mention was made in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Moray (Douglas Ross), who asked what currency an independent Scottish pension would be paid in. No mention was made of the...

Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits (15 Sep 2021)

Allan Dorans: ...eloquently by other Members on these Benches, so I will make my remarks very brief. I draw attention to the adverse effect on people who are disproportionately affected by this, particularly the WASPI women, who have already been robbed of their pensions. I also suggest that this is an opportune time for the Secretary of State to consider introducing a universal basic income. The hon....


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