Mhairi Black MP appalled at public purse paying for palaces over pensions

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Mhairi Black MP appalled at public purse paying for palaces over pensions

1 December 2016 Last updated at 10:31 GMT

SNP MP Mhairi Black has criticised the UK government”s change to the age at which some women qualify for the state pension.

Under the 1995 Pensions Act, the state pension age for men and women is proposed to be 65 by 2020.

Some women born between April 1951 and 1960 will not qualify for a pension until the age of 66.

Speaking during a House of Commons debate, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, said: “It”s a ridiculous notion that we can afford to fork out money for palaces, literal palaces like this and Buckingham Palace, but we can”t pay pensions – it”s a joke.”