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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question 214627 on State Retirement Pensions: Females, whether she plans to instruct her Department to re-open complaints relating to the equalisation of the state pension age in the event that (a) the matter is no longer the subject of legal proceedings and (b) there has been no legal determination on the issues which form the basis of the complaint to the Independent Case Examiner as set out in that Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 217138 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Case Examiner closed all live complaints concerning changes to women’s State Pension age when they became subject to legal proceedings, as is required under its governance contract. In the event the legal proceedings fall away or there is no determination on the matters which forms the basis of this group of complaint, the Independent Case Examiner could consider reopening the cases at the request of the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-08T15:49:29.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4672
star this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this
1051351
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether as a result of the ongoing judicial review into complaints in relation to the equalisation of state pension age, women that have lodged complaints that are being processed will have their complaints (a) paused or (b) closed until the judicial review is complete. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 214627 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>This government and the various other bodies are acting no differently to all previous governments subject to a legal challenge on such an issue.</p><p> </p><p>Following the High Court’s decision on 30 November 2018 to grant the claimants permission to proceed to a full judicial review hearing on the changes to State Pension age, the department has reviewed its handling of such complaints.</p><p> </p><p>The department has concluded that the issue in the Judicial Review does impact on the ongoing complaints. Therefore, the DWP has decided to temporarily suspend action on current and future complaints on State Pension age matters until the final court decision in the judicial review. We do not think it is appropriate for the DWP to investigate a matter that is currently being considered by the High Court. An update explaining this will be added to the gov.uk website, and anyone who has an affected complaint we will notify. Matters that are unrelated to the judicial review will be progressed as normal under DWP’s complaints procedure.</p><p> </p><p>This approach is consistent with the decision taken by the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman. Following the decision of the High Court to grant permission for a judicial review to go ahead on the changes to State Pension age, the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman’s office has confirmed that they will be taking no further action on current and future complaints they receive on changes to State Pension age until the court proceedings conclude.</p><p> </p><p>The Independent Case Examiner provides an independent review of complaints which remain unresolved following a final response from the DWP. As such, the Independent Case Examiner has also considered its position in light of the High Court decision. The Independent Case Examiner Office has no role to play in matters which are, or have been, the subject of legal proceedings. As a result, following the High Court decision, the Independent Case Examiners’ Office took action to close all live State Pension age complaints, in line with its agreed operational parameters.</p><p> </p><p>The table provides information on the number of cases closed at the Independent Case Examiner relating to State Pension age changes, and the rationale for closing them. The number rejected (b) may increase (complaints cannot currently be accepted due to the judicial review).</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Reason for complaint closure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(a) Independent Case Examiner investigation report issued</p></td><td><p>192</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(b) Rejected (the complaint failed to meet the Independent Case Examiner acceptance criteria)</p></td><td><p>1,598</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(c) Withdrawn by complainant</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(d) Closed following the High Court decision to grant permission for a judicial review of the Department’s handling of the change to women’s State Pension age – it is not within the Independent Case Examiner remit to consider issues which are, or have been, subject to legal proceedings.</p></td><td><p>2,505</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In the event that the High Court makes no legal determination in respect of the complaint regarding State Pension age change, the Department will review its position once more and consider lifting the suspension.</p><p> </p><p>At this point the Independent Case Examiner Office could, at the request of the Department, also re-open those complaints closed as a result of the judicial review. This would be on the understanding that: (a) the matter is no longer the subject of legal proceedings and (b) there has been no legal determination on the issues which form the basis of the complaint to the Independent Case Examiner.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:07:55.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:07:55.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revise the state pension age arrangements for women born in the 1950s who are adversely affected by (1) the Pensions Act 1995, and (2) the Pensions Act 2011. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL13046 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament. The Government has no plans to revisit the policy on women’s State Pension age and does not intend to make further concessions. The changes in the 2011 Act occurred following a public Call for Evidence and extensive debates in Parliament. A concession limiting the increase in State Pension age under the 2011 Act in any individual case to 18 months, relative to the 1995 Act timetable, has already been made during the passage Act (at the cost of £1.1 billion).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T14:39:42.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T14:39:42.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1047554
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s who are adversely affected by the change of the state pension age introduced in (1) the Pensions Act 1995, and (2) the Pensions Act 2011. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL13047 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament. The Government will not be making changes to its policy on State Pension age for women born in the 1950s.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has already introduced transitional arrangements, costing £1.1 billion. This concession reduced the proposed increase in State Pension age for over 450,000 men and women, and means that no woman will see her pension age change by more than 18 months, relative to the original 1995 Act timetable.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will not be making any further concessions in addition to those arrangements already made for women affected by the acceleration of increases in State Pension age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:04:13.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:04:13.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for Work and Pensions' Independent Case Examiner’s Office has closed its review of complaints regarding the changes in women's state pension age. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL13049 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>When a department and independent bodies face a legal case, they have to review whether they continue to assess claims or await determination of the legal case. This has been the policy under all governments, Labour, Coalition, and Conservative, for decades.</p><p>The Independent Case Examiner (ICE) closed all live cases which concerned complaints about the state pension age for women (WASPI) when they became subject to legal proceedings, as is required under its governance contract. In the event the legal proceedings fall away or there is no determination on the matters which form the basis of the WASPI complaints, the ICE could consider reopening the cases at the request of the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:52:41.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:52:41.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1038331
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of fairness of the decision by the Independent Case Examiner to close individual cases related to the state pension age for women on the basis that there is a judicial review of the way in which her Department handled those changes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 206835 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>When a department and independent bodies face a legal case, they have to review whether they continue to assess claims or await determination of the legal case. This has been the policy under all governments, Labour, Coalition, and Conservative, for decades.</p><p> </p><p>The Independent Case Examiner (ICE) closed all live cases which concerned complaints about the state pension age for women (WASPI) when they became subject to legal proceedings, as is required under its governance contract. In the event the legal proceedings fall away or there is no determination on the matters which form the basis of the WASPI complaints, the ICE could consider reopening the cases at the request of the Department.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T15:58:14.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T15:58:14.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4678
star this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse has been of work done so far by the Independent Case Examiner on individual cases brought on the grounds of unjust treatment of women approaching pension age which have now been closed in response to the current Judicial Review of her Department's handling of the changes to women's pension age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 202846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Individual government departments have long established complaints procedures. That approach has not changed under Labour governments 1997-2010 or successive governments. The DWP has a two tier complaints process which considers formal complaints about our service<strong>. </strong>Once a complainant has exhausted the DWP complaint process they are signposted to the Independent Case Examiner’s Office if they are dissatisfied with the final response to their complaint. The Independent Case Examiner is independent.</p><p> </p><p>The Independent Case Examiner’s Office cost per case, which is currently £2,374, covers the whole process from receipt to investigation conclusion. The information requested relating to the total cost of work done is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T16:38:55.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T16:38:55.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4678
star this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints of maladministration from women born in the 1950s relating to the change in their state pension age have been submitted to her Department’s Independent Case Examiner in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 201694 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Individual government departments have long established complaints procedures. That approach has not changed under Labour governments 1997-2010 or successive governments. The DWP has a two tier complaints process which considers formal complaints about our service<strong>. </strong>Once a complainant has exhausted the DWP complaint process they are signposted to the Independent Case Examiner’s Office if they are dissatisfied with the final response to their complaint. The Independent Case Examiner is independent.</p><p>The table below provides information on the method by which complaints submitted to the Independent Case Examiner’s (ICE) Office, concerning changes to women’s State Pension age, were closed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201695 more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:27:52.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:27:52.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4630
star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1023922
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints of maladministration from women born in the 1950s relating to the change in their state pension age submitted to her Department’s Independent Case Examiner have been (a) resolved, (b) rejected, (c) closed for other reasons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 201695 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Individual government departments have long established complaints procedures. That approach has not changed under Labour governments 1997-2010 or successive governments. The DWP has a two tier complaints process which considers formal complaints about our service<strong>. </strong>Once a complainant has exhausted the DWP complaint process they are signposted to the Independent Case Examiner’s Office if they are dissatisfied with the final response to their complaint. The Independent Case Examiner is independent.</p><p>The table below provides information on the method by which complaints submitted to the Independent Case Examiner’s (ICE) Office, concerning changes to women’s State Pension age, were closed.</p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Reason for complaint closure</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Number</ins> <ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">(a) Resolved (we have interpreted this as meaning closed following issue of an ICE investigation report)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">192</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">(b) Rejected (the complaint failed to meet the ICE acceptance criteria)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,598</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">(c) Paused for other reasons (includes withdrawn complaints and those closed following a High Court decision to grant permission for a Judicial Review of the Departments handling of the change to women’s State Pension age – it is not within the ICE remit to consider issues which are, or have been, subject to legal proceedings.)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2,506</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong> </strong></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Independent Case Examiner’s Office received the first complaints from women relating to changes in their state pension age in October 2016. The table below provides details of the numbers received in each of the past three reporting years.</ins></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Year (April to March)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Number received</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2016/2017</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">243</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2017/2018</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2981</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2018/2019 (to 13 December 2018)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1072</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:27:52.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:27:52.6Z
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less than 2018-12-18T17:16:19.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T17:16:19.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will a publish a list of newspapers in which adverts on the change to the state pension age for women were placed since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 190376 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>As reported in the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report; <em>Communication of state pension age changes</em>, published in March 2016, there were more than 600 mentions of state pension age equalisation in the national broadsheet and tabloid press between 1993 and 2006 – an average of just under one per week – on “front pages, News and City sections as well as personal finance pages”, and most concentrated “in 1993-95 and again from 2005-06”.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not have any records that suggest it has used paid newspaper advertising since 2010 specifically to advertise State Pension age changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T18:02:03.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T18:02:03.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this