Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

From a Freedom of Information Request
Ref: FoI 4590 Date: 22nd November 2017

The DWP had said Please also see the below table, which indicates which year letters were sent out and how many.

The DWP had listed 1,160,769 Women who were sent letters and affected by the 1995 Pension Act between the dates April 2009 to Mar 2011

The DWP had also said:

Note 1: Please note that these figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000 and relate to letters sent to people affected by the 2011 Pensions Act. Previous letters were sent to people affected by the 1995 Pensions Act.

However from the House of Commons Hansard At 1.19 pm 08 February 2018 Volume 635
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) said:

Many Members raised the issue of communications in the November debate. Since 1995, the Government have gone to significant lengths to communicate these changes.

People were notified with leaflets, an advertising campaign was carried out and later individual letters were posted out.

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.

This total is wrong as it shoud be 1,160769 Women who were sent letters informing them of the change to their state pension age between 2009 and 2011 according to the FOI 4590 Date: 22nd November 2017, the figure that The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) gave the House of Commons a over estimated total of the letters by 39,237 that were sent out to women.

Also The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) said to the House of Commons Hansard At 1.19 pm 08 February 2018 Volume 635 that:

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.

However in the Freedom of Information Request
Ref: FoI 4590 Date: 22nd November it has written that those people some women who were affected by the Pensions Act 2011 changes between January 2012 and November 2013 were a total of 5,771,000.

It also has in Note 1: Please note that these figures have been rounded to the nearest 1,000 and relate to letters sent to people affected by the 2011 Pensions Act.

This is a discrepancy of 771,000 of People some Woman according to The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) who did not have any letters sent out to them as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman only said that 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.

My Freedom of Information Request are:

Which is telling the truth is it The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) who said:

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.

Or is it the DWP who had given the details in the Freedom of Information Request Ref: FoI 4590 Date: 22nd November 2017
Which when you add up those women who were affected by the Pensions Act 2011 changes were sent letters between January 2012 and November 2013 adds up to 5,771,000, please could you supply Mr Guy Opperman Briefing Notes etc.

My Freedom of Information Request are:

Does this mean that 771,000 people did not get sent a Letter by the DWP to inform them of the 2011 Pension Act if what The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) said was true and not misleading to the general public and of the House of Commons?

My Freedom of Information Request are:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) had said 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.

This total is wrong as it shoud be 1,160769 Women who were sent letters informing them of the change to their state pension age between 2009 and 2011 according to the FOI 4590 Date: 22nd November 2017

Why did The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) over estimated this figure and not report the correct total as the DWP had done.

What was the document used by the The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) in order to not have the correct deails which he gave to the House of Commons, please could you supply Mr Guy Opperman Briefing Notes etc.

Guy Opperman said in thr House of Commons Hansard 21 November 2017 Volume 631 said:

I am still finishing this point. Following the Pensions Act 2011, the Department wrote 5.77 million letters to the people directly affected, to inform them of changes to their state pension age.

Yet From House of Commons Hansard At 1.19 pm 08 February 2018 Volume 635
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) said:
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.

My Freedom of Information Request are:

Why November 2017 did The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) said , the Department wrote 5.77 million letters to the people directly affected, to inform them of changes to their state pension age.

And at 1.19 pm 08 February 2018 Volume 635
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) said: changes were sent letters between January 2012 and November 2013, which involved sending over 5 million letters with an accompanying leaflet.

Why after 4 month gap did The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) in his statement which is recorded From House of Commons Hansard At 1.19 pm 08 February 2018 Volume 635 was a reduce total of people by 771,000 that were sent letters by the DWP between January 2012 and November 2013 against his total of 5.77 million letters 4 months before?

Does this mean that the DWP had found out that some people including women out of this 771,000 people that was reported short, did not have any letters sent out to them at all? the figure was comfirmend by The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) as set out above, if you cannot trust the man in charge who can you trust?

Please send me the brief or documents that The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Guy Opperman) he used for both statements as above, I would like to know which documents he used to make the two contrasting amounts that he had used, and what details he has seen that made such a drastic shortfall of People who did not receie letters that informed them on the 2011 Pension Act.
Please could you give me the split on men and women who were the ones from the 771,000 that Guy Opperman had reported on.

Yours faithfully,
Langton

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

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I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

You have not replied to my FOI request Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women, as normally required by law.
I would like to ask for an internal review, asking you to find out why response to the request has been so slow.

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Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

I had sent this request on 28 October 2018 it is now 1 month over due your response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, the authority you DWP should have responded

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear Mrs Langton,

I am writing in response to your request for internal review, received 23
November.

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