MPs have debated the issue in Parliament numerous times, including a Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign petition that attracted almost 200,000 signatures and a Backbench Business Debate which called on the UK Government to introduce transitional measures for the women impacted by the changes. The SNP’s debate motion passed with overwhelming cross-party support and no opposition from the Government benches.
Yesterday, SNP MPs led an Opposition Day Debate to keep up the pressure on the UK Government and ensure that the WASPI women receive the pensions they are due. The SNP led motion was defeated with 234 MPs for and 293 against.
The UK Government must listen to the will of the people and act immediately to introduce transitional measures for the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) women.
Around 3,900 women here in Inverclyde are affected by these changes.
The SNP have continued to champion the WASPI cause and it’s now time the UK Government end this inequality.