Results 141–160 of 371 for waspi

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (29 Jan 2019)

Baroness Buscombe: ...under all governments, Labour, Coalition, and Conservative, for decades. The Independent Case Examiner (ICE) closed all live cases which concerned complaints about the state pension age for women (WASPI) when they became subject to legal proceedings, as is required under its governance contract. In the event the legal proceedings fall away or there is no determination on the matters which...

Business of the House (17 Jan 2019)

Valerie Vaz: ...yesterday’s confidence vote debate the Prime Minister said: “when you have worked hard all your life, you will get a good pension and security and dignity in your old age”. Not if you are a WASPI woman, and not if you are a couple where only one of you is over pensionable age, because a written statement on Monday showed that there would be a £7,000 pension cut for the poorest...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

John Woodcock: ...sector together has been stretched, because of wrong decisions made by Governments over recent years, which have had an intolerable impact on many people’s lives. We have to get justice for the WASPI women, we must put schools and hospitals on a better footing and, my goodness, we have to sort out our train system, because what is happening in my constituency has been at the worst end of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (15 Jan 2019)

Guy Opperman: ...all governments, Labour, Coalition, and Conservative, for decades. The Independent Case Examiner (ICE) closed all live cases which concerned complaints about the state pension age for women (WASPI) when they became subject to legal proceedings, as is required under its governance contract. In the event the legal proceedings fall away or there is no determination on the matters which form...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Mhairi Black: ...on every page. Page 1 speaks of “All the advantages of the pound”. That is the same pound that had an 18-month low. Later, the booklet mentions “Safe savings and pensions”. I wonder whether WASPI women would agree with that. It went on to state that there would be “More support for public services”, which was followed by an austerity agenda. And then there is the quotation I...

Business of the House (10 Jan 2019)

Martin Whitfield: Could we have a statement to clarify the position with regard to WASPI women who are submitting maladministration claims? The recent referral to the High Court has led to my constituents receiving letters saying that their cases have been closed, yet the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has confirmed that those cases that relate to communication have merely been put on hold. That is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Transition (7 Jan 2019)

Christine Jardine: ...is considering scaling back the roll-out of the migration to universal credit for those on legacy benefits while problems with the system are identified and resolved. However, we have seen from the WASPI—Women Against State Pension Inequality—scandal that a letter from the Department is often not enough to stop even those who are not vulnerable from falling through the cracks. Why has...

Christmas Adjournment — [David Hanson in the Chair] (20 Dec 2018)

Martin Whitfield: ...down the line, are let down by the very system that persuaded them to set up their own business because their earnings are such that they suddenly lose their benefits. I want to talk about the WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign. Many women in my constituency, who are well through their administrative complaints procedure, have received a letter that their...

Disability Support (19 Dec 2018)

Angela Crawley: ...want to do that. The hon. Member for High Peak (Ruth George) highlighted the range of cuts. The hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) spoke passionately, as always, about the impact on WASPI women, who are working longer and harder under the pension changes. The hon. Member for Eastbourne (Stephen Lloyd) rightly highlighted that many disabled constituents want to work but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Dec 2018)

Tim Loughton: ...over Christmas before the start of the new panto season? On the basis that there may be £39 billion going spare in the new year, may I give her my priority Christmas list? Justice for the 1950s WASPI women; genuinely fair funding for hard-pressed schools in West Sussex; addressing the estimated £2 billion shortfall in children’s social care; and, for good measure, a vote of absolutely...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Janet Daby: ..., to regulate rents in the private sector and to build more social homes. They are failing to root out racism and discrimination in our society, to promote gender equality by giving pensions to WASPI women, to invest more in education, including higher education, and to invest in our public services. Many of my constituents are proud to be called Europeans: 70% in the borough of Lewisham...

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit: Two-child Limit — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (27 Nov 2018)

Jim Cunningham: .... The list is endless. Women have made a major contribution in terms of austerity, in the sense that they have carried the burden of the £14 billion of tax adjustments. It is the same with the WASPI women and the savings that have been made on their pensions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Women against State Pension Inequality (26 Nov 2018)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to accept recommendations made by the Ombudsman's investigation into complaints regarding WASPI.

Backbench Business: State Pension: Women born in the 1950s — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2018)

Guy Opperman: ...We also have a Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Some complaints have been escalated to the ombudsman, who has identified a sample of cases that they feel reflect the issues raised in the WASPI complaints. They are now considering whether to investigate, and, if so, the scope of that investigation. Should they decide to investigate, the Government will co-operate in full with...

Finance (No. 3) Bill (12 Nov 2018)

David Linden: ...was coming to an end, but the Budget failed every single test when it comes to the claim that the end of austerity is now in sight. For example, there were no transitional measures to support the WASPI women, such as Anne Dalziel from Garrowhill. Anne received no notice from the DWP about the changes to her state pension age and is one of the many women in this country who have been...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Ged Killen: ...brought councils to the brink, including Tory-run Northamptonshire County Council, which has been pushed into bankruptcy. This is a broken-promises Budget, with its most reassuring moment being the WASPI protest in the Gallery. Those women should not have to protest in Parliament; the Government should be listening to them. I have been working closely with 1950s-born women in my...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Patricia Gibson: ...banks, like Kilwinning, Saltcoats and Kilbirnie. The Chancellor has given us no guarantees over the future sale of RBS shares to safeguard the interests of the taxpayer. We have had nothing for the WASPI women, who have been robbed—mugged—of thousands of pounds. We have had nothing on the civil nuclear police officers, who face dramatic and unsustainable changes to their pensions. The...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Alison Thewliss: .... The impact of this policy is starting to show in the statistics. The recent annual survey of hours and earnings showed that the gender pay gap for over-60s had increased by nearly 3% in a year. WASPI women are having to postpone their well-deserved retirement and take up low-paid jobs just to keep their heads above water. Austerity means difficult choices for the lowest earners in our...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Budget (30 Oct 2018)

Bruce Crawford: ...there are elements of the budget that should be given a cautious welcome, it is equally true that the Chancellor of the Exchequer disappointingly failed to respond to the legitimate concerns of the WASPI women—the women against state pension inequality—from the 1950s, who feel cheated and betrayed by the UK Government with regard to their pensions? Does the cabinet secretary agree that...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: ...are being brushed under the carpet and that this is being hushed up in the hope that they are going to go away. We have seen today that they are not going to go away. Only a few weeks ago, the WASPI women stopped the traffic in Parliament Square, but who was listening? The Government certainly are not listening. While there is a spike in pensioner poverty as well as in child poverty, what...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.