HL Deb 31 January 2002 vol 631 c57WA
Baroness Greengross

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to inform women aged 52 and under that their state pension retirement age will rise from age 60 to age 65 between 2010 and 2020. [HL2428]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

Changes to the state pension age for women affect all women born after 5 April 1950, and the Government are committed to informing women about the changes.

The changes continue to be publicised as part of the Department for Work and Pensions' marketing campaign on pensions education for people of working age. Information is also included in relevant pensions leaflets (including a specific leaflet on pensions for women) and on the department's website. The website also features an interactive calculator where women can type in their date of birth to find out their state pension age and the date they will reach that. The department's state pension forecast letters and the accompanying leaflet also show the recipient's state pension age and explain who is affected by the changes to the state pension age for women.