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Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Luke Pollard: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) not only for securing the debate, but for joining me on my Facebook Live last night to take questions from WASPI women in Plymouth. First, I would like to declare an interest: I am the son of a WASPI woman and am very proud to be so. There are so many WASPI women born in the 1950s who, instead of being treated with dignity in...

State Pension Age: Women (29 Nov 2017)

Ian Blackford: I am stunned. [Interruption.] I am speechless, because we should put that out in a leaflet. We are not talking about tea and sympathy; we are talking about WASPI women having to rely on benefits, and they are going to get nothing from the hon. Gentleman—that is crystal clear. It is obvious where he stands on this issue. Today, these Tories should deliver the generational fairness they...

Scottish Parliament: Pension Age (Women Born in the 1950s) (4 Apr 2019)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: In February, I wrote to the pensions minister about the recent changes to pension credit eligibility, and I urged him to consider the impact of those changes, particularly on those WASPI women who are part of a mixed-age couple and who will now find themselves doubly disadvantaged because of the UK Government’s policies. He did not address my points regarding the plight of the WASPI women...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Women’s State Pension Age (21 Nov 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: That is a very disappointing response. There are 10,000 WASPI women in Hull, and with 4,100 names, Hull’s was the largest WASPI petition presented to the House last month. Labour has suggested changes to pension credit that could be financed by clawing back handouts to the wealthiest in order to help these women. Is it not about time that the Minister understood that these WASPI women will...

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

Hugh Gaffney: This is a really important issue for WASPI women. All we are asking for on their behalf is a bus pass. It seems to me that there are comments attacking the older generation now. People want to take their free TV licence off them, for example. The WASPI women are suffering financial hardship. These people have worked and paid taxes all their life. They do not ask for a lot, and I fully support...

International Women’S Day: Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2017)

Carolyn Harris: ...campaigns: they are the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign, and children’s funerals. I call upon the Government to stop burying their heads in the sand and do the right thing by all WASPI women. Today I am talking specifically about Welsh WASPI women. Many of them are in work not because they want to be, but because they have to be. Although I agree that working is the ideal...

Point of Order: Business of the House (14 Mar 2019)

Martin Whitfield: I thank the Leader of the House for her response on 3 March to my question on WASPI women, and I apologise for being unable to email her about it last night. There were other things taking our attention. Yesterday, the Chancellor said that he was going to make “no further announcements” regarding WASPI women. Could the Leader of the House seek a statement on the specific questions...

Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast (25 Nov 2020)

Kirsten Oswald: More than 1 million 1950s-born WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women remain in the workforce, including in front-facing roles. Many had planned to retire but cannot do so because the Chancellor’s Government hit them with a lengthy delay in accessing their pensions. WASPI women have asked me why the Chancellor cannot sort out their pensions, allowing them to retire...

Devolution of Welfare — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (9 Apr 2019)

Ian Murray: I will not, because the Chair has said we have only five minutes. I wanted to mention the WASPI issue. The WASPI women in my constituency are beside themselves that the issue has not been resolved. Both parties, and both the Scottish and UK Governments, are culpable of robbing WASPI women of the pensions they have worked hard for. Scotland could use the powers at its disposal to take a...

State Pension Age: Women (30 Nov 2016)

Craig Mackinlay: ...70 years. It was very much a “kick it down the road” subject that few wished to touch, but we as Conservatives did touch it, because it needed touching. That said, I have not only taken the WASPI women’s concerns on board, but actually done something about it. I wanted to hear directly from local constituents about their own experiences, and to that end I held a Thanet WASPI forum on...

State Pension: Working-Class Women (9 Feb 2017)

Carolyn Harris: I repeat my previous comments about chaotic mismanagement; it obviously goes to the top. Our proposals would make hundreds of thousands of WASPI women eligible for up to £156 a week, but we will not stop there. We are developing further proposals to support as many WASPI women as possible. We are considering proactive ways to support the most vulnerable now. The proposals will be financially...

State Pension Age (21 Nov 2017)

Hugh Gaffney: .... Thank you, Mr Hollobone, for allowing that to happen. It shows the seriousness of this debate. This debate has not finished. It has not stopped. We will continue. I see a large number of the WASPI women here with us, and I thank them for coming to hear this debate. I hope that we can do them justice and do them proud. They will have heard most Members mention the WASPI debate. We will...

[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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Oct 2016)

Alison McGovern: Last night, a huge number of MPs presented in this House WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—petitions from towns up and down the country, so will the Prime Minister now commit to overturning those mistaken arrangements of 2011 and provide justice and transitional arrangements for WASPI women?

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Chris Bryant: The hon. Lady referred to the WASPI issue. What we want is a votable motion so that she can prove that she is with us and with the WASPI women. How will she vote when there is a votable motion?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (2 Jul 2018)

Dan Carden: There are just three case examiners working on 2,841 WASPI cases. The average wait for a complaint is 36 weeks, and last year 687 complaints took more than 43 weeks. Why are Ministers treating WASPI women with such disdain?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality (10 Sep 2018)

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2018 to Question 162589 on WASPI, whether she plans to meet with representatives of the WASPI campaign in the future.

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2019)

Ian Murray: Has the Chancellor ever heard of the WASPI campaign? If he has, is he deliberately choosing to ignore WASPI women?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (27 Oct 2016)

Richard Harrington: ...with overall responsibility on this issue. The previous Minister Baroness Altmann and Minister Shailesh Vara (the previous Under-Secretary of State for DWP) met with representatives of the WASPI group on 29th June 2016 to listen to their concerns. Although WASPI’s ask was unclear, at the time, Ministers indicated that the DWP did not have the available funds to deliver further...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Ian Blackford: I think the WASPI women are due an apology from the hon. Gentleman, because we cannot get away from the fact that the Government Actuary’s Department has indicated that the surplus this year is £30 billion. For goodness’ sake, let us use the surplus in that fund to introduce mitigation for the WASPI women. It is the right thing to do. I assure the Prime Minister that this issue will not...


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