HC Deb 05 February 1990 vol 166 c521W
36. Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he is taking to secure a common state retirement age for men and women.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The Government are fully committed to the principle of equal treatment. We are currently considering the issue of equalising state pension ages. This is a complex issue requiring careful study. We will not make precipitate decisions.

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