NDM7000 - Plaid Cymru debate - Women against pension inequality campaign

NDM7000 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the continuing women against state pension inequality campaign.

2. Calls on the UK Government to make fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born on or after 6 April 1951, who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the state pension age (SPA) with lack of appropriate notification.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to make representations to the UK Government in support of the WASPI campaign.

4. Calls on the Counsel General to consider what action the Welsh Government could take in relation to the expected litigation against the Department for Work and Pensions for the alleged mishandling of raising the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.


David Rowlands (South Wales East)


The following amendments were tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete points 2 and 4 and renumber accordingly.

Amendment 2 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Notes that successive UK Governments have communicated with affected women since the changes to women’s pension ages since the Pensions Act 1995 and Pensions Act 2007 and that a public consultation exercise and extensive debates were undertaken in Parliament in relation to additional increases to the state pension age in 2011.

'Pensions Act 1995'

'Pensions Act 2007'


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 09/06/2021

Decision due: 20 Mar 2019 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth MS