Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I have recently completed my complaint procedure with the DWP, which is now with the Independent Case Examiner, the case examiner has said I would like to remind you that if you wish to provide any further information or evidence in relation to my complaint, please send it to us and we will ensure it is considered once the investigation into your complaint starts.

Having read The Civil Service code for the DWP staff Under the Civil Service values which says ‘honesty’ is being truthful and open ‘objectivity’ is basing your advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence.

Also under the same code Under the Standards of behaviour
set out the facts and relevant issues truthfully, and correct any errors as soon as possible, and that the DWP staff must not ignore inconvenient facts or relevant considerations when providing advice or making decisions.

David Linden SNP Whip on the (Citation: HC Deb, 10 January 2018, cW) Hansard Source Asked
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120384, if he will place in the Library copies of any printed materials his Department still holds which were used in the pensions education communications campaign.

Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions reply was:

The Pensions Education Campaign ran from 2001 to 2004, details of which the Department outlined in response on 21 December 2017, question 120384. Due to the time elapsed since the campaign, the Department no longer holds any printed copies of these products.

From a DWP freedon of information reference Our Ref: FOI 3001 date 07/11/2016
Part of the reply from the DWP was :

DWP ran a pensions education campaign in 2004, which included informing people of the future equalisation of State Pension age.

The pensions’ education campaign ran in waves from January 2001 until February 2004 and included informing people of the future equalisation of State Pension age.

The objectives were to make people aware of the importance of planning for
their retirement and to inform them of the information available to help them
plan their options.

The campaign used TV and press advertising, and direct marketing.
One of the press adverts was specifically about the equalisation of State Pension age and was featured in women’s magazines and national newspaper supplements.

If no printed copies of these products from The Pensions Education Campaign are available how could the DWP and its satff inclusive of the The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can say for certain of the content of this Pensions Education Campaign when the The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Department said that the DWP no longer holds any printed copies of these products.

My Freedom of Information Request: Please send me copies of written or computer held information that informs the DWP and The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that The pensions’ education campaign ran in waves from January 2001 until February 2004 as the DWP no longer holds any printed copies of these products, also I would like information of One of the press adverts that was specifically about the equalisation of State Pension age and was featured in women’s magazines and national newspaper supplements (which the foi 3001 date 07/11/2016 alluded to, this was clear statement from the DWP that its existed, "a vital piece of information" that they must have seen or had a computer copy in order to rigorous analysis of the evidence.

Yours faithfully,

P Langton

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