[Mr. Roger Gale in the Chair] — Pensioner Poverty

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 23rd February 2010.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point 9:30 am, 23rd February 2010

The hon. Lady is right to bring such an important matter to the House before the election. It is something that people will be considering most carefully, and I congratulate her on bringing it to the attention of the House.

Will the hon. Lady put some meat on the bones? One in three pensioners fail to claim pension credit. They lose an average of £1,477 each year. It is often the poorest people who are disadvantaged, which is why the matter is so important.