State Retirement Age

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th October 2001.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the Government's plans for changing the state retirement age.

Photo of Ian McCartney Ian McCartney Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

The Pensions Act 1995 equalised state pension age for men and women from a future date. Women's state pension age will be increased gradually from 60 to 65 between the years 2010 and 2020. State pension age will be equalised at 65 for both men and women from 6 April 2020.

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