HC Deb 16 September 2004 vol 424 c1686WS
26. Mr. Carmichael

To ask the Minister for Women what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding the pension gap. [189169]

Jacqui Smith

We have introduced a raft of measures both to help women in retirement and to help women of working-age build better pensions. Almost all the 2.5 million carers who have benefited from the Second State Pension are women, two-thirds of those receiving pension credit are women, and the introduction of, and increases to, the national minimum wage disproportionately benefits women. We have also launched the Informed Choices for Working and Savings publication.

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