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S5W-03202: Clare Haughey (Rutherglen)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the WASPI campaign's call for fair transitional measures in changes to pensions, and what representations it plans to make to the UK Government regarding the delivery of pension equality and fairness for women in Scotland who were born in the 1950s.

Answered by: Angela Constance 11 October 2016

The Scottish Government fully supports the WASPI campaign in their efforts to secure fairness for women affected by the acceleration in the retirement age.

I wrote to Stephen Crabb, the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, urging him to reconsider the UK Governments decision not to look at transitional arrangements for those women affected by the change. Unfortunately his response was that the UK Government had no plans to bring forward any changes.