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Benefits (Sex Equality)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to put all social welfare benefits on to the same basis for men and women when they reach the age of 60 years and to abolish the discrimination against men between the age of 60 years to 65 years.

No. Economic circumstances preclude any move towards reducing men's pension age to 60.