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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...

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Pensions Guidance (16 Nov 2020)

Guy Opperman: ...Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) requested, and write on the Roadchef issue, but I cannot promise anything more than previous Ministers have done. Regretfully, I will not engage with the WASPI debate, as the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) made clear that he would. I continue to defend this Government’s position, as I defend the Government of the two former Labour...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Clause 118 - Qualifying pensions dashboard service (3 Nov 2020)

Rob Roberts: ...actually relevant to what they are going to get, would just cause confusion for the consumer. Unfortunately, as many people have let out of the bag, the amendment on the state pension age and the WASPI women in particular was tabled specifically to highlight a campaign issue and the unfairness of a Government policy decision. It cannot be good law and it will create a horrible precedent,...

Universal Basic Income — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (13 Oct 2020)

Ronnie Cowan: ...are empowered and less likely to be exploited. It is permanent. It gives security and peace of mind. It cannot be withdrawn or become conditional, unlike the pensions of hundreds of thousands of WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality—who were cheated out of their pensions by the UK Government. That permanency stimulates entrepreneurship, which can lead to the generation of...

Covid-19: Over-60s - Question (12 Oct 2020)

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick: My Lords, for the avoidance of doubt, will the Minister redouble efforts with colleagues to correct the pension injustice done to the WASPI women, which has been exacerbated by the Covid issues of this year, and ensure fair transitional arrangements for all women born in the 1950s who are affected by these pension changes?

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] (7 Oct 2020)

Jack Dromey: ...is a complex one; the injustice is clear. Is the Minister prepared to meet them to discuss potential solutions? There is also the cause, which we have raised frequently in this House, of the WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign. It is unacceptable that the ’50s women continue to be victims of the injustice they have suffered. I warmly welcome the Prime...

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill: Clause 1 - UP-RATING OF STATE PENSION AND CERTAIN OTHER BENEFITS FOLLOWING REVIEW IN TAX YEAR 2020-21 (1 Oct 2020)

Rosie Winterton: ...lay before Parliament an assessment of the impact of the up-rating on those whose state pension age was changed by the Pensions Acts 1995 and 2011, including in particular the group known as the “WASPI women”. Clause stand part. Clause 2 stand part.

Work and Pensions: State Pension Errors: Retired Women (14 Sep 2020)

Guy Opperman: As the hon. Lady knows, I cannot comment on the live litigation in respect of the WASPI women, although I can say that at the first hearing before the judicial review, notification and communication were found for on behalf of the Government—this Government, the coalition Government and the Labour Government whom she served. In respect of category BL pensions, we are improving the training...

Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2020)

Chris Stephens: ...pay, whereas for someone over 40 years of age it is one and a half weeks. We perhaps need to think about that issue, but also, for those hon. Members who spotted my face mask earlier, about the WASPI issue. The slogan of the 1950s-born women is, “We paid in, you pay out—give us our retirement and give young people work.” We need to have a discussion about how we merge those issues....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (13 Jul 2020)

Roger Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an estimate of the number of job vacancies that will be created in the event that the WASPI generation of women are permitted to retire immediately and on full pension.

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (30 Jun 2020)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...in entering the workplace at this time. I confess that I am a beneficiary of the two pension schemes represented by those who have already spoken, but I feel personally disadvantaged by the WASPI legislation. I believe that it has cost the Conservative Party dear to ask women, at the end of their working life, to wait longer for their state pension. I am in a very fortunate position. I am...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality (19 Mar 2020)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will meet with the WASPI campaign group once the Court of Appeal proceedings are over.

Bank Branch Closures (18 Mar 2020)

Alan Brown: ...who have worked for Royal Bank of Scotland. Many women who worked in banks were part-time workers who had less wages. They had to suffer redundancies through bank closures. Some of them might be WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality—who will have to wait longer before they access their state pension. Those who were RBS employees discover that, once they access their state...

Income Tax (Charge) (12 Mar 2020)

John Martin McDonnell: .... They were effectively robbed of many years of their pension, and this Government—despite all the Prime Minister’s promises before the election —have refused to compensate them. I met the WASPI women last week, and it is no wonder they are still angry. We may well look at what support can be given to individual carers within families as they cope with this crisis. If any good is to...

Income Tax (Charge) (11 Mar 2020)

Owen Thompson: ...the areas that this Budget has been silent on or has missed. Certainly, the first and foremost of these for my constituents in Midlothian who have been in contact with me is this: what about the WASPI women? They are still waiting for justice, having lost years of expected pension without sufficient warning from the Government at the time. The SNP has previously demonstrated how the...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2020)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: ...thought that they were part of the enemy within. Other campaigns are shown on the banner: women from County Durham had been at Greenham Common, were supporters of CND, and are now involved in the WASPI women’s fight. This beautiful silk banner will join the Big Meeting to be held in Durham in July. It will have pride of place on the march through Durham and many hundreds of women will...

Work and Pensions: State Pension Age: Life Expectancy (9 Mar 2020)

Joanna Cherry: The new Marmot review has shown that a decade of Tory policies, from cruel benefit cuts to the unfair treatment of the WASPI women, have stalled life expectancy and increased the years spent in ill health for the poorest in our society. Which Tory policy would the Minister reverse first to begin to undo that damage?

International Women’s Day (5 Mar 2020)

Alison Thewliss: ...in which I want Kirsty to grow up should be more equal than the world that we see now, and more equal than the world of her great-grandparents, her gran and her nana, who I should mention is a WASPI woman—one of the thousands who have been done out of her pension. Sadly, the world that I see today is not yet that more equal world, and this UK Government continue to pursue policies that...

Business of the House (6 Feb 2020)

Grahame Morris: ...to the questions about compensation for the Equitable Life pensioners. It may be opportune to have a general debate in Government time on justice for pensioners. That would allow us to discuss the WASPI women—the 1950s women—and, just as importantly for my constituents, when the mineworkers and their widows can expect pensions justice. That would not cost the Government a penny; it is...

Scottish Parliament: Vulnerable Older People (30 Jan 2020)

Christina McKelvie: ...are affected by state pension increases, urging it to find a solution to support those women. As we know, that has been constantly refused. I appeal again to the UK Government to look again at the WASPI women’s situation and to address the issue now. The Scottish Government estimates that the UK Government’s decision to remove entitlement to pension credit for mixed-age couples could...


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