House of Commons
PENSIONS FOR WOMEN BORN IN THE 1950s
EDM #2390
Tabled 14 May 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House believes that the UK Government has for over two decades failed women born in the 1950s who were not properly informed of the changes that were made to their state pension age due to equalisation brought on by the Pensions Act 1995; notes the conclusion of a Work and Pensions Committee Report published in 2016 which said more could and should have been done to communicate the impact of these changes to the women affected; believes it is unacceptable that the UK Government only began writing to women affected from 2009 onward and see this as a total abdication of responsibility; further believes that the way these women were treated is unjust and that they deserve compensation for this lack of communication; notes that the SNP produced independently commissioned research in 2016 which set out a number of options the UK Government could consider for compensation; and calls on the Government to introduce financial compensation for the women who have already been affected and will be affected by the process of equalisation and the acceleration of equalisation caused by the Pensions Act 2011, and reaffirms our commitment to seeing justice done for 1950s born women.

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Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
14 May 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
15 May 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
15 May 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
15 May 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
15 May 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
15 May 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
15 May 2019
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
15 May 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
16 May 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
16 May 2019
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
16 May 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
20 May 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
21 May 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
21 May 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
22 May 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion