Skip to main content

Ministerial Corrections

Volume 651: debated on Monday 17 December 2018

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 17 December 2018

Work and Pensions

State Pension Age

The following is an extract from the statement on the State Pension Age on 8 February 2018.

Those affected by the 1995 Act changes were sent letters informing them of the change to their state pension age between 2009 and 2011, with letters sent to 1.2 million women. Those affected by the Pensions Act 2011 changes were sent letters between January 2012 and November 2013, which involved sending over 5 million letters with an accompanying leaflet. [Official Report, 8 February 2018, Vol. 635, c. 1693.]

Letter of correction from Guy Opperman:

An error has been identified in my closing speech.

The correct information should have been:

Those affected by the 1995 Act changes were sent letters informing them of the change to their state pension age between 2009 and 2011, with letters sent to 1.2 million women. Those affected by the Pensions Act 2011 changes were sent letters between January 2012 and November 2013, which involved sending over 5 million letters. Both lots of letters had appropriate supporting information.

State Pension: Women born in the 1950s

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on State Pension: Women born in the 1950s, on 22 November 2018.

Cohort life expectancy at birth in Scotland is currently 87 for men and 90 for women, and cohort life expectancy at age 65 in Scotland is currently 19 years for men and 21 years for women. [Official Report, 22 November 2018, Vol. 649, c. 425WH.]

Letter of correction from Guy Opperman:

An error has been identified in my closing speech.

The correct information should have been:

Cohort life expectancy at birth in Scotland is currently 88 for men and 90 for women, and cohort life expectancy at age 65 in Scotland is currently 19 years for men and 21 years for women.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Draft Competition (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The following is an extract from the Third Delegated Legislation Committee on 5 December 2018.

We have also assessed—working with the CMA, obviously—that the CMA might have to deal with between 15 and 30 extra merger cases over a year.

[Official Report, Third Delegated Legislation Committee, 5 December 2018; c. 9.]

Letter of correction from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Kelly Tolhurst):

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the Committee:

The correct response should have been:

We have also assessed—working with the CMA, obviously—that the CMA might have to deal with between 30 and 50 extra merger cases over a year.