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State Retirement Pensions: Females

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 6763, tabled on 23 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking in response to the All Party Parliamentary Group on state pension inequality for women's submission to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's investigation into the communication of changes to women's state pension age.

Answered on

26 May 2022

The position has not changed. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has not completed his investigation. This a multi staged process and the report published on 20 July 2021 concluded stage-one of the investigation.

It would not be appropriate to comment on the issue whilst the investigation is ongoing; and section 7(2) of the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 states that Ombudsman investigations “shall be conducted in private”.