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

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:50 am on 23rd February 2010.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point 9:50 am, 23rd February 2010

While we are discussing caring and care services, single women, instead of working, are often carers and they do a superb job-and a very worthwhile job for society at large-for those for whom they are caring. However, does the hon. Gentleman accept that, when they eventually become pensioners, they suffer particularly badly, so the Government must find better ways to reward carers and to recognise the contribution that they make to society before they become pensioners?