Results 101–120 of 371 for waspi

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.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jul 2019)

Chi Onwurah: ...take comfort from that, but as she considers her choices—House of Lords, dignified retirement, working with her successor—may I ask her to work to bring dignity and choice to others? She is a WASPI woman; will she dedicate her prime ministerial retirement to justice for all WASPI women?

20 Years of Devolution (11 Jul 2019)

Ian Murray: ...not just the Scottish Parliament, but the whole Scottish political system and, indeed, our entire civic system. For example, the Leader of the House was asked a question earlier about the WASPI women, and the Scottish Parliament has the power to do something about that issue. It could look at a whole range of issues. If it so wished, it could set up a commission to look at how to deal with...

Women and Equalities: Pension Inequality (11 Jul 2019)

Chi Onwurah: ..., sometimes at the age of 14 or 15, and are in manual trades, which take a huge toll on the body, this pension inequality is really affecting lives. What is he doing to meet the just claims of the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women and provide support for those women so disproportionately affected?

Devolved Administrations: Borrowing Powers — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Ian Murray: .... I know he might disagree with the policy issue, but there is a principle issue. The Scottish Government have full powers to do something about issues that they talk about a lot, such as the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—women and the rape clause in universal credit. They have the powers and a massive underspend, but they refuse to do anything.

Department for Work and Pensions (2 Jul 2019)

Will Quince: I will turn now to some of the points made in the debate. The hon. Member for Wirral South talked about the WASPI women. This Government have introduced transitional arrangements costing £1.1 billion. This concession reduced the proposed increase in the state pension age for more than 450,000 men and women, and it means that no woman will see her pension age change by more than 18 months...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pensioner Poverty (1 Jul 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...a time when the Tory leadership candidates are promising billions of pounds of public spending, those women would like to know why the Government cannot find the cash to right the wrong done to the WASPI women.

Secondary School Standards: East Cleveland: Arthritis and Employment (21 May 2019)

Jim Shannon: ...shops who are literally crippled with arthritis. Notably, they include women from the generation whom we have let down by changing their retirement plans with a sharp rise in pension age—the WASPI women. We are pushing people to work with crippling pain every day, yet we have nothing in place to make life easier for them except stronger and stronger drugs. I am ever mindful that many of...

Medical Cannabis Under Prescription (20 May 2019)

Patrick Grady: ...to come forward to their MPs with their individual cases, and the broader public are encouraged to support the overall issues. We have seen this in a number of areas. I am reminded of the WASPI campaign—although that is a completely different situation—because of the way in which it snowballed as people came forward to their individual MPs with their local cases and it built into a...

Scottish Parliament: Pension Credit (9 May 2019)

Kenneth Gibson: ...increase in the state pension qualifying age. Changes to pension credit entitlement, which might otherwise have offered a lifeline to women against state pension inequality, will hit that group of WASPI women especially hard. In addition, women are more likely to be the younger person in a couple and have to work or claim working-age benefits despite the likelihood that they already have...

TV Licences for over-75S (8 May 2019)

Hugh Gaffney: ...forcing older people throughout Scotland into digital exclusion. We should not be surprised by yet another broken promise from this Government to the elderly. We need only look at the way that the WASPI women have been treated—I will continue to support their campaign for justice. The Government continue to pursue pension credit changes, which will hit the finances of mixed-age couples...

National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill (30 Apr 2019)

Craig Mackinlay: ..., I believe, something above £8,500, but are more likely to have paid class 2 national insurance contributions and so would be ticking up a national insurance record into the future. Given that WASPI women have concerns about where they find themselves today, I was worried that this House and future Members of this House—I will probably be long, long gone—would face a raft of new...

Pension Credit Changes (24 Apr 2019)

Ruth George: ..., although they may not be able to access disability or sickness benefits because of their condition. Does he agree that this change will affect such couples in particular, many of whom include a WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—woman unable to claim the state pension or, as part of a couple, pension credit? Those women will be doubly dissatisfied.

Scottish Parliament: Social Security and In-work Poverty (23 Apr 2019)

Clare Adamson: ...in need—that is intrinsic to the social contract; yet we see the othering of disabled people and of those who are in need or on zero-hours contracts. That social contract has been broken for the WASPI—women against state pension inequality—women. It has also been broken for those who have lost out on severe disability payments—for which, as Mr Brown said, they are yet to be...

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

Alok Sharma: ...Government will be reimbursed by the Scottish Government. Many other points were raised, and if colleagues want to write to me I will be happy to respond to them. A number of colleagues mentioned WASPI. It is for the Scottish Government to determine how to use their powers to make further payments, including to fix issues for those individuals. The devolution of welfare powers represents a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (9 Apr 2019)

Jim Cunningham: What is the Chancellor going to do to help the WASPI women—Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—who have been denied their pensions? It has been going on for far too long and it is about time he did something about it.

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

Sandra White: Changes have obviously been made. In the light of the UK Government’s punitive changes to pension credit, with the WASPI women—the women against state pension inequality—again being penalised, I ask the minister to call on the UK Government to put in place fair transitional state pension arrangements and halt the reforms to pension credit, which will hit those who are most in need.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Apr 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: I am sure that the whole generation of WASPI women will be pretty alarmed at the lack of action by this Government and the lack of justice for them. Additionally, over 1 million over-75s currently receive a free TV licence, a scheme established by the last Labour Government. This Government transferred the scheme to the BBC without guaranteeing its funding. Will the Government take...


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