The APPG on State Pension Inequality for Women has today called on 1950s women’s groups interested in presenting evidence to cross-party parliamentarians to get in touch.
Co-Chairs Andrew Gwynne and Peter Aldous are planning on organising an evidence session in which 1950s women’s groups will be given the opportunity to present to the full APPG and give their perspective on the PHSO report, and any evidence they deem pertinent to the work of the APPG.
Commenting on the planned session, Andrew Gwynne said:
“The APPG is recently reformed, and Peter and I feel really strongly that 1950s-born women should be given the opportunity to give their perspective to the new group on the injustice that they have faced. Additionally, in the aftermath of the PHSO report, it’s more important than ever that we have a good understanding of where 1950s-women’s groups are at, and their thoughts on the recent finding of DWP maladministration.
We hope that by facilitating this session, we will be able to better represent 1950s-born women in Parliament and continue the fight for a fair resolution to an injustice that has gone on for far too long.”
Peter Aldous added:
“The issue of State Pension Inequality for Women is something that runs across party lines. No political party is blameless, and it’s time for the Government to step in and sort this issue once and for all.
I’m looking forward to hearing evidence from 1950s-born women and using this to better inform and drive the work of the APPG.”
To submit evidence email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief summary of what you wish to present on.
Evidence submissions will close on the 20th of October.
Where possible, and due to time constraints, the APPG requests that branches within larger 1950s-women umbrella organisations feedback to delegated representatives who then present to the APPG. If this is not possible, the APPG may ask for written evidence from branches which will then be distributed among APPG members accordingly.
Once submissions close, the APPG will be in touch to organise specific timings and dates. If necessary, and dependant on demand, the APPG may organise additional sessions. Evidence sessions will take place remotely.
Note: The APPG will be unable to facilitate presentations on individual cases. Presentations will need to be conducted by delegated representatives from 1950s women’s groups. This is due to the sheer volume of women affected by the changes to state pension age. Any individual testimonies – if received – will be collated, anonymised, and internally distributed amongst APPG members.