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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit: Telephone Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many calls were made to the pension credit claim line in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston and Surbiton more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Edward Davey more like this
uin 277103 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
188
label Biography information for Sir Edward Davey more like this
731295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of ending the triple lock on pensions on pensioner poverty. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 65 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring economic security for people at every stage of their life, including when they reach retirement. The Government is also clear that fairness between the generations must be maintained. We are committed to the Triple Lock for the remainder of this Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-06-27T10:03:32.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-27T10:03:32.927Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
731130
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) on which dates and (b) by which means his Department has taken steps to raise awareness by way of publicity about changes to the UK state pension age for women born in the 1950s. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
David Linden more like this
uin 107 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
answer text <p>Between April 2009 and March 2011, the Department mailed women born between 6th April 1950 and 5th April 1953, informing them of their State Pension age under the 1995 Pensions Act. This involved sending 1.16 million letters to the affected women.</p><p>Following the 2011 changes, DWP wrote to individuals directly affected to inform them of the change to their State Pension age. This applied to women born between 6th April 1953 and 5th April 1960. These letters were sent between January 2012 and November 2013. This involved sending 5.77 million letters to the affected men and women.</p><p>In addition to writing directly to those affected, the Government provided a range of information in order for all individuals to be able to find out their State Pension age and conditions of their benefits. For example, following the Pensions Act 1995, State Pension estimates, issued to individuals on request, made the changes clear. Since 2000, the Department has issued 14 million State Pension estimates on request. Between 2003 and 2006, the Department issued about 16 million automatic pension forecasts, which were accompanied by a leaflet about State Pension age including equalisation. DWP also ran a pensions education campaign in 2004, which included informing people of the future equalisation of State Pension.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-06-28T16:22:51.667Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:22:51.667Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4640
label Biography information for David Linden more like this
732270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-23more like thismore than 2017-06-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on winter fuel payments. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 923 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
answer text <p>There will be no change to the universal nature of the Winter Fuel Payment for the length of the Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-03T13:54:51.023Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T13:54:51.023Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
732272
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-23more like thismore than 2017-06-23
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Uprating more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on the state pensions triple lock; and whether he intends to review that policy. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 971 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring economic security for people at every stage of their life, including when they reach retirement. The Government is also clear that fairness between the generations must be maintained. We are committed to the Triple Lock for the remainder of this Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-03T15:56:51.917Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:56:51.917Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
746123
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of women in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry local authority area, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England who will be affected by changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
tabling member printed
Colleen Fletcher more like this
uin 1557 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
answer text <p>Women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1953 were affected by State Pension age equalisation under the Pensions Act 1995.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Act 2011 accelerated the equalisation of State Pension age, and included transitional arrangements limiting State Pension age delays, affecting women born between 6 April 1953 and 5 December 1953. It also brought forward the increase in State Pension age from 65 to 66 which affected women born between 6 December 1953 and 5 April 1960.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the numbers affected by constituent country, parliamentary constituency or local authority is not held by the Department for Work and Pensions. However, the most recent population breakdowns for England and its parliamentary constituencies by age can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/parliamentaryconstituencymidyearpopulationestimates" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/parliamentaryconstituencymidyearpopulationestimates</a></p><p> </p><p>Population breakdowns by local authority, region and country can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/populationestimatesforukenglandandwalesscotlandandnorthernireland" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/populationestimatesforukenglandandwalesscotlandandnorthernireland</a></p><p> </p><p>The House of Commons library have produced a paper estimating the number of women affected by the Pensions Act 2011 (those born between 6 April 1953 and 5 <del class="ministerial">December 1953</del><ins class="ministerial"> April 1960</ins>) by constituency, which can be found here:</p><p><a href="http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7405/CBP-07405constituencyestimates.xlsx" target="_blank">http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7405/CBP-07405constituencyestimates.xlsx</a></p>
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-03T14:01:01Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T14:01:01Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2017-07-05T08:38:48.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T08:38:48.75Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
previous answer version
1264
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4378
label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
746243
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on implementing pension transitional protection arrangements for women born in the 1950s. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
tabling member printed
Colleen Fletcher more like this
uin 1678 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues including the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a range of issues.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will not be revisiting the State Pension age arrangements for women affected by the Pensions Act 1995 and Pensions Act 2011. These women will receive their State Pension either at the same age as men or earlier as we remove the current inequality.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-03T13:35:01.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T13:35:01.76Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4378
label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
748623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has plans to raise the state pension age. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 3142 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
answer text <p>The Government has already stated that people should expect to spend on average ‘up to one third’ of their adult lives in retirement; and that any changes to State Pension age in the future should be fair to current and future generations of pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>To inform the first review into State Pension age, the Government commissioned two independent reports which were published in March 2017. I welcome both John Cridland’s report and the Government Actuary’s report as significant contributions to the evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is giving this issue the full consideration it deserves and will publish his report in due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-11T09:51:03.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T09:51:03.16Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
749505
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Rights: Equality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to eliminate inequalities in pension rights. more like this
tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Crawley more like this
uin 3448 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
answer text <p>The decision was made in 1995 to equalise the State Pension age for men and women. This addressed a longstanding inequality in pension age. If State Pension ages had not been equalised, women would be spending over 40% of their adult life in retirement. Men’s and women’s State Pension age will equalise in November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The new State Pension is much more generous for many women, who have been historically worse off under the old system. By 2030, over 3 million women stand to gain an average of £550 extra per year as a result of recent changes.</p><p> </p><p>Automatic enrolment into workplace pensions was designed to help more people save for their retirement, including groups who historically have been less likely to save, such as women and lower earners. In 2012, overall workplace participation by eligible female employees was 58 per cent, compared to male participation at 52 per cent but since the introduction of automatic enrolment, the participation of female eligible employees has increased to 80 per cent in 2016 with overall male participation at 76 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the current review of automatic enrolment, the Government has committed to look at the existing coverage of the policy and consider the needs of those not currently benefiting from automatic enrolment. The review will have regard to the Equality Act, as well as the need to balance the needs of individual savers, with affordability for employers and value for money for tax payers.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-11T15:52:52.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:52:52.15Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4469
label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
749698
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-07-07more like thismore than 2017-07-07
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of women born in the 1950s who are subject to changes in the state pension age in (a) Oxford West and Abingdon constituency and (b) Oxfordshire. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 3670 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
answer text <p>Women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1953 were affected by State Pension age equalisation under the Pensions Act 1995.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Act 2011 accelerated the equalisation of State Pension age, and included transitional arrangements limiting State Pension age delays, affecting women born between 6 April 1953 and 5 December 1953. It also brought forward the increase in State Pension age from 65 to 66 which affected women born between 6 December 1953 and 5 April 1960.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the numbers affected by constituent country, parliamentary constituency or local authority is not held by the Department for Work and Pensions. However, the most recent population breakdowns for England and its parliamentary constituencies by age can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/parliamentaryconstituencymidyearpopulationestimates" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/parliamentaryconstituencymidyearpopulationestimates</a></p><p> </p><p>Population breakdowns by local authority, region and country can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/populationestimatesforukenglandandwalesscotlandandnorthernireland" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/populationestimatesforukenglandandwalesscotlandandnorthernireland</a></p><p> </p><p>The House of Commons library have produced a paper estimating the number of women affected by the Pensions Act 2011 (those born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960) by constituency, which can be found here:</p><p><a href="http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7405/CBP-07405constituencyestimates.xlsx" target="_blank">http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7405/CBP-07405constituencyestimates.xlsx</a></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-11T10:06:11.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T10:06:11.793Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this