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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-03196

Fair and Fast Pension Compensation for 1950s Women

Submitted by: Katy Clark, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Siobhian Brown, Maggie Chapman, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Graeme Dey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Jim Fairlie, Joe FitzPatrick, Mark Griffin, Fiona Hyslop, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Michael Marra, John Mason, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Michelle Thomson, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba, Elena Whitham, Beatrice Wishart
Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament regrets what it sees as the UK Government's inaction to end the injustice experienced by women affected by the changes to state pension laws; notes the campaign of the Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) group, plus other similar campaign groups, to achieve fair and fast compensation arrangements for all women, including in the West Scotland region, who were born in the 1950s and were affected by these changes to state pension age, and further notes the calls for the Scottish Government to urge the UK Government to accept the reported findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman that 1950s-born women have been severely affected by Department for Work and Pensions maladministration, to take the swift action that many believe is needed to provide the recommended level of compensation to the women, and to compensate beneficiaries of the estates of those who are deceased and failed to receive a pension.