Results 161–180 of 470 for waspi

Economy and Jobs (20 Jan 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...they will do to remedy the situation for so many of our constituents who are waiting for their money back from the Government. Another group of people who are waiting for their money back are the WASPI women. The Government have no plan for the WASPI women, who are entitled to their pension and should not have lost out as a result of successive Governments’ actions. The Chancellor is not...

A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)

Zarah Sultana: MP before I was even born. He has been a champion for the city, fighting for Coventry to get its fair share of regional investment, defending our industries, and speaking up for causes from the WASPI women to Rowan’s law. I know that Jim was renowned in the House for the frequency of his interventions. As the new Member for Coventry South, I aim to continue that tradition, and I wish...

Scottish Parliament: Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign ( 8 Jan 2020)

Jenny Gilruth: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the WASPI campaign. (S5O-03952)

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (19 Dec 2019)

Anne McLaughlin: ...Queen’s Speech for people being forced to use food banks as they wait weeks for universal credit—support to which they are entitled—to arrive? Nothing. What is in the Queen’s Speech for the WASPI women, who should not have to be fighting but whose fight will continue, alongside many of us, until justice is done? Nothing. What in the Queen’s Speech for people such as my...

Scottish Parliament: Television Licences (Over-75s) (21 Nov 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...indicate that in 2023-24 around 5,600 Scottish households could be affected by the policy. Of course, women have been affected by other changes made by the UK Government. More than 2 million WASPI women—women against state pension inequality—paid their national insurance contributions in the full expectation that they would receive their state pension at a certain age, only for the...

Bus Passes: 1950s-born Women — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (30 Oct 2019)

Stephen Lloyd: ...and rural areas. In the spirit of positivity that the Minister spoke about, will the Government make any proposals to ensure that people get the same level of bus pass across the piece, so that WASPI women in rural areas will not suffer more than they would if they lived in London?

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2019)

Ronnie Campbell: ...for 32 years. I have seen many Speakers in the Chair and I must say you have been the best. As we say in the north-east—it’s not quite the language of the Welsh—you’re a canny laddie. The WASPI women were given a bad deal on their pensions. Does the Prime Minister have any plans to put that wrong right?

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Ged Killen: ...opportunity. Just as we are seeing with PPI repayments, we could have seen a boost for the economy had those women been paid what is rightfully theirs. As one of the leading members of the local WASPI branch in my area put it, “these women are not going to be squirrelling this money away in offshore accounts.” It will be spent in our local towns and on our high streets. However, the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...the Pension Schemes Bill, on which my noble friends Lady Drake and Lord McKenzie spoke forcefully. I think my noble friend Lady Bryan merits a response from the Minister on the wrongs suffered by WASPI women that she so effectively outlined. On health, all we heard was repeats of previously announced spending plans, together with ill-defined proposals to reform the Mental Health Act and...

Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency (17 Oct 2019)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...Speech contains no new measures to deliver the genuinely affordable housing that the country needs to address the housing crisis. It is also interesting that there is a pensions Bill but nothing on WASPI—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign. That is surely a disgrace. It is good to see that the Department for International Development will champion action on climate change...

Women and Equalities: Pensions: 1950s-born Women (17 Oct 2019)

Anne Main: As a WASPI woman, may I say on behalf of the many women who have come to me about this matter that we have been caught in a sandwich generation? We had our children young and brought them up, then acted as carers looking after our mums. This is causing big problems for women caught up in this dilemma. They are now finding themselves in the job market, having had very disrupted careers. That...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Diane Abbott: ...and instruments that would help the Government keep the people safe. Before I conclude my remarks, I want to say a word about the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign, because I am a WASPI woman—I was born in the 1950s, and I was very disappointed that there was nothing about the WASPI women in the Queen’s Speech. We spent most of our adult lives assuming that we got a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Pension: Women ( 7 Oct 2019)

Maria Caulfield: If WASPI women were successful in appealing last week’s Court ruling, would the Government abide by that judgment and compensate women accordingly?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions ( 7 Oct 2019)

Grahame Morris: the state pension age. Last week, a decision in the High Court made it clear that only a political decision could deliver a just solution for these women, so will the Government now give the WASPI women dignity in retirement? Some 197 MPs have signed early-day motion 63 calling for justice for the WASPI women and for this historic injustice to be put right.

WASPI Women (High Court Judgment) ( 3 Oct 2019)

WASPI Women (High Court Judgment)

Girls’ Education: Business of the House ( 5 Sep 2019)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ...approach; I think we all have a concern that Members’ houses should not be affected, and I am genuinely grateful. The issue the hon. Lady raises is very serious, and I have great sympathy for the WASPI women—it is difficult for them—but the situation we inherited in 2010 in terms of the public finances necessitated it, and although I am not unsympathetic to a debate I very much doubt...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill: Duties in connection with the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union ( 4 Sep 2019)

Stephen Gethins: about issues such as democracy when we have a Government who want to ignore laws that get passed by this place, who already ignore motions on crucial issues such as pensions fairness for the WASPI women and who want to stuff the unelected House of Lords full of pro-Brexit peers. The idea that that is somehow democratic and bringing back control defies belief. Worst of all is the...

High-income Child Benefit Charge ( 3 Sep 2019)

Alison Thewliss: ...parent a huge amount of control. The Minister must look at this in significant detail. He must try to assess the issues and put them right before we end up with another situation like that of the WASPI women. We cannot have another situation in which women are disproportionately affected by an ill-thought-through Government policy from Westminster.

Access to Pension Credit (24 Jul 2019)

Patricia Gibson: The WASPI women are not stupid, and they have heard that myth peddled repeatedly. There is a particular section in the Scotland Act 2016, which I recommend the hon. Gentleman reads, that forbids the Scottish Government from providing benefits “by reason of old age.” If he were to read the Act, he might learn a thing or two before peddling that myth. I also remind him that the Scottish...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: 20 Years of Devolution (24 Jul 2019)

Christine Jardine: ...those of us who cherish devolution feel is the SNP’s apparent reticence to use many of the Scottish Parliament’s powers. For example, what a difference they could make to the lives of the 6,000 WASPI women in my constituency of Edinburgh West if they used the powers they had to alleviate the difficulties, rather than using them as another grievance.

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