Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP questions PM on WASPI women claim

Martyn Day MP has called on the Prime Minister to honour his pledge to WASPI women, following the loss of the case at the Court of Appeal.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 7:19 am
Martyn Day MP

Speaking during last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions at Westminster, Mr Day asked Boris Johnson “to honour his own words from last year to return to this issue with fresh vigour and new eyes and see what he ‘can do to sort it out’”.

Speaking afterwards, the SNP Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP said: “Given that the 1950s born women have lost their case in the court of appeal yesterday, any restitution for the women affected, 350,000 of whom are in Scotland, needs political action.

“The way WASPI women have been treated is appalling; every one of whom deserves the right to retire with dignity.

“We cannot let the Prime Minister off the hook, he promised very publicly last year to return to this issue with fresh vigour and new eyes and see what he ‘can do to sort it out’.

“This issue won’t sort itself out, and so far, the PM has done next to nothing.

“My SNP colleagues and I have long fought for the UK government to rectify this shambles and give these women the pension they rightfully deserve and we will continue to do so.”

The Prime Minister undertook to write to Mr Day in response to his question.