MY APPLICATION TO BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR A DEBATE ON WASPI WOMEN
Last week I presented my application to the Backbench Business Committee for a debate on the hardship and injustice being inflicted on women born in the 1950s as their state pension age was raised to 67 with no notice or warning.
Parliament has debated this issue several times but not for over nine months and, in the interim period, research has shown that these women are suffering dreadfully as a direct result of UK Government policy to withhold their pensions, robbing these women of their hard-earned retirement income and placing them in great hardship resulting in mental health challenges, suicide, self-harm and homelessness for many of them.
The UK Government has repeatedly ignored the pleas of these women who continue to conduct their campaign for pension justice with fairness and dignity.
As MPs it is important that we show these women we support their cause and will continue to be their voice in Parliament. These women are not going away, and nor should they. We need to keep this issue on the agenda and my debate on the WASPI women on 22nd November will help to do that.
Please click the link to hear my bid for this debate to the Backbench Business Committee: