HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 c189W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, what representations he has received from the Fawcett Society on Command Paper No. 4755, "Strategy for Pensions", and recommending provisison for the equalisation of pension ages for men and women and for the withdrawal of the option open to married women and widows in employment not to pay pensions contributions; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Dean

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Fawcett Society wrote to my right hon. Friend on 6th July commenting on these and other proposals in "Strategy for Pensions". The reply outlined the reasons for the Government's policy, with particular reference to the cost of reducing the pension age for for men.