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[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Women and Low Pay (18 Nov 2015)

Barbara Keeley: ...between when women who are born a few months apart—probably people who were in the same class at school—begin to receive their state pension. It is worth making it clear that the campaign group WASPI is against not the equalisation of the pension age but how the changes have been enacted. Many of those women have already spent their working lives being disadvantaged in pay compared...

[Geraint Davies in the Chair] — State Pension Age Equalisation (2 Dec 2015)

Barbara Keeley:, 36% said that they were struggling to make ends meet, and of those struggling 40% were using their own savings to get by. Marian, a campaigner from Women Against State Pension Inequality—or WASPI; it is remarkable how that is abbreviated—contacted me yesterday. She has given up work at the age of 62 to care for her mother and brother, both of whom have dementia. Her only source...

State Pension: Women — Question for Short Debate (3 Dec 2015)

Baroness Bakewell: ...700,000 women who were on the brink of reaching what they believed was pensionable age completely bereft. They have come together as a powerful lobby—Women against State Pension Inequality, or WASPI—and are finding that their cause is met with sympathy and outrage when they explain their plight. Many dozens of them have written to me. Let me give you some examples of their distress....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2015)

Ian Blackford: ...they now right the wrong that has been done to hundreds of thousands of women in this country? Does he recognise that this issue has to be addressed, as the Women Against State Pension Inequality—WASPI—campaign has said, to ensure that women are not pushed into poverty?

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Women and the Economy (9 Dec 2015)

Andrew Gwynne: .... Friend the Member for Worsley and Eccles South (Barbara Keeley) and I have done in raising this issue. On Saturday, I was at Denton Morrison’s with the Women Against State Pension Inequality—WASPI—campaign group. It made that point to many of my constituents who were completely unaware of the changes and the acceleration in the state pension age, so those women who were expecting...

Business of the House (17 Dec 2015)

Tim Loughton: In the previous session of business questions I raised with my right hon. Friend the subject of the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—campaign and the problems with the pension equalisation measures. I am glad to say that the Backbench Business Committee has granted a debate in the first week back. The campaign petition by WASPI has now exceeded 70,000 signatures, while my own...

Business of the House (7 Jan 2016)

Pete Wishart: ...after business questions, we will be debating the appalling and unfair changes to the state pension age imposed on women born after April 1951, and the Women Against State Pension Inequality—WASPI—campaign. I am delighted that the youngest Member, the baby of the House, my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South (Mhairi Black), will be leading that debate. Many of...

State Pension Age (Women) (7 Jan 2016)

Mhairi Black: ...those women negatively affected by that equalisation. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for giving us the time to debate this important issue. I especially want to take a moment to thank the WASPI team—the Women Against State Pension Inequality. Pensions are incredibly complicated, as most people would imagine, but these ordinary women have taken the time to sift through all the...

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Richard Graham: I congratulate the WASPI campaign on the success of its e-petition, which has led directly to today’s debate. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) on her speech, which made the case strongly on behalf of women born in the 1950s—she reminded us that, implausibly, she was too. Today, we debate the WASPI e-petition and, in a sense, the consequences of it. I...

Social Security (8 Feb 2016)

Andrew Gwynne: ...-Bench position. The triple lock is all fine and well if one is in receipt of the state pension, but she will know that there is a group of women who have been deprived of their state pension, the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—women who were born in the 1950s. Does she agree that a triple lock on nothing is still nothing and that we need from this Government fair...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (24 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: ...I cited, says on the first page that the addressee will be affected by the change in age from 60 to 65. The reality is testified to by many of my hon. Friends and by the brilliant women of the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—campaign, whose tenacity and truth-telling we should pay tribute to right across this House, because they speak for hundreds of thousands of women who...

Women and Equalities: Gender Economic Inequality (25 Feb 2016)

Nick Smith: The WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—campaigners are not going away, so will the Minister raise the issue of better transitional state pension arrangements with her Department for Work and Pensions counterpart? These women deserve fair play.

State Pension Age (2 Mar 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...women born in the 1950s. Several of those women have come to my constituency surgery and some of them face losses of up to £30,000 as a result of the unfair transition. I wonder how many of the WASPI women have gone to the Secretary of State’s surgeries or those of his Ministers and what message he has had for them.

State Pension Age — Statement (2 Mar 2016)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...’s approach to pensions—changes to both the state and private pensions—has been the lamentable approach to communicating change. This has manifested itself in the frustrations of the WASPI group; the misunderstandings over why only a minority of those retiring after 5 April this year will receive the full rate of the new state pension of £155 per week; and issues arising from the...

International Women’S Day 2016 (8 Mar 2016)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ... the Member for Lanark and Hamilton East (Angela Crawley), who will speak further on that matter. Everybody appears to believe in gender equality, but simply believing in it is not enough. The WASPI women, the female workforce and victims of domestic violence are waiting. We must get on with the job. Here is to those women who championed equality before us, against greater odds and much...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Women Against State Pension Inequality (14 Mar 2016)

Shailesh Vara: It is fair to say that many in the House have had discussions or correspondence with members of the WASPI campaign. The right hon. Gentleman will be aware that, in recent weeks, we have had a number of debates in which Members of Parliament on both sides of the House have expressed the views of their constituents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...arrangements as being somehow mathematically challenged—or perhaps it was challenging. This issue is about fairness, however, and about establishing a fair transitional arrangement for the WASPI women. Has the Minister actually costed any of the six suggestions, or has he just dismissed them all out of hand?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Alison McGovern: ...for the thousands of women in this country who fought for everything in their time at work and are now being hammered as they retire. There was not a single word from the Chancellor about the WASPI campaign, despite the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith), the shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, generously proposed cross-party arrangements for...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (22 Mar 2016)

Steve McCabe: ...There is nothing for manufacturing on capital allowances, and, of course, 9% of the catapult innovation resources is going to the Midlands and 46% to London. There is not a hint of support for the WASPI campaign. We have seen a legacy of 14% council tax increases, meaning an average of £162 for Birmingham households, to pay for his cuts to the police and social care. That is his plan for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Mar 2016)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: The women of this country are tired of waiting—waiting for equal pay, waiting for an end to maternity and pregnancy discrimination, and waiting for a fair deal for WASPI pensioners. It is 2016. How much longer?

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