122104 - State Retirement Pensions: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has to meet women in Northern Ireland born in the 1950s and adversely affected by the equalisation of state pension entitlement; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

While I would of course consider carefully any request received to meet stakeholders in Northern Ireland, this matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament and the UK Government will not be making changes to its policy on the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.