Welfare State

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Sherlock Baroness Sherlock Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Opposition Senior Whip (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish their proposed Green Paper on social justice before Easter; and if not, when they will do so.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Tackling child poverty and disadvantage is a priority for this government.

We will be bringing forward more information in due course.

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George Morley
Posted on 7 Mar 2017 8:09 pm (Report this annotation)

Lord Henley, Tackling poverty, especially for children is a priority but your concern must also be with that of pensioner poverty due to the long standing DWP denial of equality for any pensioner abroad in a country not approved by them.
This has a detrimental affect on the quality of life for those severely restricted in what they are able to afford without help from their family or friends but the Government are adamant that they will not uprate their pensions thereby condoning the discrimination of their senior citizens .