HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc356-7W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will postpone his decision to introduce the withdrawal of reduced earning allowance to women who have reached the age of 60 years until it has been subjected to parliamentary scrutiny. [24253]

Mr. Roger Evans

No. Parliament agreed, in passing the 1988 Social Security Act, that compensation for loss of earnings through reduced earnings allowance should continue past pension age only for those men and women who continued in regular employment. Otherwise it should cease and be replaced by retirement allowance payable at 25 per cent. of rate of reduced earnings allowance.

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