§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list those organisations that supplied evidence to him in his recent consultations over the question of the equal state retirement age for men and women; and if he will now publish the evidence provided by all these organisations.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Over 3,500 responses have been received from organisations and individuals on the question of equalising state pension age. We will be examining these responses in detail and will be prepared to 171W accept late responses. The publication of the evidence received, and other issues arising from the discussion period, are still under consideration.