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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...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (18 Oct 2022)

Thangam Debbonaire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will meet with representatives of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign to discuss the findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report on Women's State Pension Age.

Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill (11 Oct 2022)

Peter Grant: ...that the insurance company will pay its share of the costs. People do not get that guarantee just because they have been paying national insurance contributions all their life. Just ask the WASPI women—of the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—how much of an insurance scheme guarantee they actually get from national insurance. The legislation that we are being asked to...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (Cost of Living) (7 Sep 2022)

Beatrice Wishart: ..., and it is imperative that our Governments do all that they can. It is not difficult to see disastrous consequences ahead, should we continue down this path: pensioners, including already hard-hit WASPI—women against state pension inequality—women, further limiting heating and eating; single-person households struggling; parents trying their best to feed their children while working...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality (19 Jul 2022)

Lisa Nandy: ...of 13 June 2022 to Question 14559 on Women Against State Pension Inequality, for what reason a departmental Minister has not met with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) since 29 June 2016; and why her Department has no plans to accept outstanding requests for meetings from WASPI representatives.

Department for Work and Pensions: Cost of Living (5 Jul 2022)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...recognise that she has experienced an injustice. I urge the Minister to meet me so that we can find a way forward for my constituent, who was serving her country. On a much broader injustice, the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women are still waiting to receive the money that has been denied them. As time ticks by, many will die before they receive what they...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women Against State Pension Inequality (13 Jun 2022)

Guy Opperman: A Departmental Minister met with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) on 29 June 2016. There are currently no plans to the meet with representatives of the group.

Public Bill Committee: Public Order Bill: Examination of Witnesses (9 Jun 2022)

Anne McLaughlin: ...and Black Lives Matter protesters. Regardless of whether that is the case, this Bill affects everyone, including the one group of people whom surely no one can get upset about, and that is the WASPI campaigners—I have just remembered, I am not supposed to talk about that. We have heard about disruption to people’s lives from protests, albeit we are talking about protests that are very...

Backbench Business: Menopause — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (9 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: ...and books that would be made and written about this time in life. Given that issues such as menstruation, women’s reproductive health, low-paid care work, the pension changes experienced by WASPI women, and childcare primarily affect women, they do not reach the top of the policy agenda. We need to address that. We also have an opportunity to establish menopause as a rite of...

Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Cost of Living (6 Jun 2022)

Alan Brown: ...with April 2021. The £300 winter fuel payment does not come close to plugging that gap, let alone addressing the other inflationary pressures that pensioners are dealing with. Then we have the WASPI women, who have been struggling for years. Following the findings of the parliamentary and health service ombudsman, surely now—this time of crisis—is the time for the Government to agree...

Public Order Bill (23 May 2022)

Anne McLaughlin: ...in the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign. She never wanted to be any kind of campaigner, but her state pension was taken from her and she felt compelled to act. If she and other WASPI women come to London to protest, or even just to visit London, and she has glue in her bag because she is a crafter but does not use it, can she be charged? Could she go to jail for 51 weeks?...

Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases (17 May 2022)

John McNally: ...a 30-year high and is going north. Millions of people who have already cut back are having to choose between heating their homes and feeding their children. They cannot cut back any more. The WASPI women, pensioners and many personal friends who I grew up with are living in fear of opening their bills and putting fuel in their cars. They have had to stop giving to local charities. What a...

Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old (16 May 2022)

Marion Fellows: ...poverty. Rates in Iceland, Denmark and Norway were under 4%. Small, independent countries can do it, but under this Tory Government? Nae chance. I wish to speak for a moment on behalf of the WASPI women. In the Pensions Act 1995, the Government increased the state pension age for women from 60 to 65, with a further increase to 66 in the Pensions Act 2011. The changes were poorly...

Scottish Parliament: Department for Work and Pensions (Meetings) (21 Apr 2022)

Collette Stevenson: ...costs; raise all social security payments by at least 6 per cent, to protect people from poverty; and implement fair and fast compensation, as requested by Women Against State Pension Inequality—WASPI—to ensure that women who were born in the 1950s are not further penalised?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Age (20 Apr 2022)

Apsana Begum: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the call by Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) women for fair and adequate compensation; and what steps she plans to take in response to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report on the communication of changes to state pension age.

National Insurance Contributions (Increase of Thresholds) Bill (24 Mar 2022)

Matt Western: ...will be permanent. There was nothing for the poorest and the pensioners in our society. When I went to a food bank in north Leamington a couple of weeks ago, I came across two women in their 60s—WASPI women who were queuing up, for the first time ever in their lives, to get food from a food bank. That is the reality of what is happening out there in our society. I am afraid that there...


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