§ 28. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received in favour of reducing the pensionable age of men to bring it into line with that of women; and if he will make a statement.
§ 47. Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to reply to the report of the Social Services Committee on the age of retirement.
§ 56. Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce a measure to lower the pension age for men to 60 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rossi
I receive occasional representations that men's pension age should be lowered to age 60, but have made it clear that the large cost of this simple reduction rules it out as a possibility for the foreseeable future. Other proposals for changes in the age limits for retirement pension were put forward last November by the Social Services Committee and the Government are giving those proposals the careful consideration which they deserve. A full response will be published later this spring.