Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

From a recent Backbench meeting called State Pension: Women born in the 1950s — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair]

Backbench Business – in Westminster Hall at 1:30 pm on 22nd November 2018.

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Had said:

She asked me the question—let me finish. The Government have gone to significant lengths to communicate the changes to ensure that those affected were fully aware of their rights.
That has been done using a range of formats, communication methods and styles—as I have explained, it has been gone through in a multitude of ways by the Work and Pensions Committee—including communication campaigns, information online, and individual letters posted to approximately 1.2 million women who were directly affected by the 1995 Act changes.
A further 5 million letters were sent later to those affected by the 2011 Act changes between January 2012 and November 2013.
Between April 2000 and the end of September 2018, the Department for Work and Pensions provided more than 24 million personalised state pension statements, and we continue to encourage individuals to request a personalised state pension statement.
From a Freedom of Information Request Ref: VTR 3902
Date: 5 October 2015

The DWP had sent the below information with regards to Communication to those affected by the 2011 Act Letters were sent out in the following waves.

Jan 2012 207000
Feb 2012 485000
Feb 2012 376000
Oct 2012 – Nov 2013 Approx. 4.6m

The total of people according to the DWP Foi VTR 3902 adds up to 5481700

From a Freedom of Information Request Ref: FoI 3344 DATE: 1 September 2017
The DWP had also supplied the above same information which was:

Jan 2012 275001
Feb 2012 646001
Feb 2012 375001
Oct 2012 – Nov 2013 4475001

The total of people according to the DWP FoI 3344 adds up to 5771004

The difference between letters that the DWP had said was sent out to men and women with regards to the 2011 act that informed them on this Act on FOI Foi 3344 and that of VTR 3902 was 289304 people.

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had reported to the Backbench meeting called State Pension: Women born in the 1950s when he said that
5 million letters were sent later to those affected by the 2011 Act changes between January 2012 and November 2013

The Difference between the Foi 3344 for this same amount of letters the DWP had said was sent out against what Guy Opperman said was 771004 people differential.

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had reported to the Backbench meeting called State Pension: Women born in the 1950s when he said that
5 million letters were sent later to those affected by the 2011 Act changes between January 2012 and November 2013

The Difference between the foi VTR 3902 for this same amount of letters the DWP had said was sent out against what Guy Opperman said was 481700 people differential.

From a receint State Retirement Pensions: Females
Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th November 2018 the answer from Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Said:

Communication to those affected by the 2011 Act, I have placed it in order as Customer’s date of birth, Mailing Date, Number of letters sent

06/04/53 – 05/12/53 Jan 2012 275,000

06/12/53 – 05/10/54 Feb 2012 646,000

06/10/54 – 05/04/55 Feb 2012 375,000

06/04/55 – 05/04/60 Oct 2012 – Nov 2013 4,475,000

My Freedom of Information Request is:

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had said that between 06/04/53 – 05/12/53 mailing date Jan 2012 number of Letters Sent was 275,000 but the Foi number VTR 3902 DATE: 5 October 2015 said it was a quaintly of 207000 a difference of 68,000 of people.
Why is this difference who is telling the Truth the DWP or the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

My Freedom of Information Request is:

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had said that between 06/12/53 – 05/02/54 mailing date Feb 2012 number of Letters Sent was 646000 but the Foi number VTR 3902 DATE: 5 October 2015 said it was a quaintly of 485000 a difference of 161,000 of people.
Why is this difference who is telling the Truth the DWP or the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

My Freedom of Information Request is:

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had said that between 06/10/54 – 05/04/55 mailing date Feb 2012 number of Letters Sent was 375000 but the Foi number VTR 3902 DATE: 5 October 2015 said it was a quaintly of 376000 a difference of 1,000 of people.
Why is this difference who is telling the Truth the DWP or the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

My Freedom of Information Request is:

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had said that between 06/04/55 – 05/04/60 mailing date Oct 2012 to Nov 2013 number of Letters Sent was 4475000 but the Foi number VTR 3902 DATE: 5 October 2015 said it was a quaintly of 4600000 a difference of 125000 of people.
Why is this difference who is telling the Truth the DWP or the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

My Freedom of Information Request is:

Guy Opperman the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions had said in Westminster Hall at 1:30 pm on 22nd November 2018.
A further 5 million letters were sent later to those affected by the 2011 Act changes between January 2012 and November 2013.
He gave a different total to Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th November 2018, which cam to the toatl of 5771000 why did the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions gave to different totals to letters he said the DWP had sent out between January 2012 and November 2013 ?
Why is this difference who is telling the Truth the DWP or the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

My Freedom of Information Request is:

To those affected by the 2011 Act changes between January 2012 and November 2013 the DWP had said they had sent out letters to men and women to inform them of the 2011 Pension Act, why is there a differeence of 289304 people on the below DWP Foi requests.
The total of people according to the DWP Foi VTR 3902 adds up to 5481700

The total of people according to the DWP FoI 3344 adds up to 5771004

My Freedom of Information Request is:

The DWP had replied to two FOI one in 2015 and in 2017 in relation to the 2011 Pension Act, does this mean that the DWP had not sent out letters informing of the 2011 Pension Act to 289304 people bearing in mind the numbers w ere supplied by the DWP.

My Freedom of Information Request is:

Freedom of Information Request Ref: VTR 3902
Date: 5 October 2015 and the FoI 3344 DATE: 1 September 2017

Where did the DWP obtain the information on the numbers of the Letters that were sent out to people on the 2011 Pension Act on the above Freedom of Information Requests as they have different totals? Which is correct and which has misled?

Yours faithfully,
LANGTON

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Dear Mrs Langton,

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November.

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