He said during the debate last week: “A lot of people did know about this change. Passing of the legislation was widely reported at the time nearly 30 years ago.

“I vividly recall in the first of those two stints as pensions minister, I spent a fair chunk of most days signing replies to letters from MPs who’d written on behalf of their constituents.

“The constituents were unhappy with the pending change or calling on the then fairly new Government to change it.

“The replies I signed were robust and clear that the decision wasn’t going to be reversed. So the decision was quite well known.”

One MP backing the WASPI cause previously told Express.co.uk .

SNP MP Marion Fellows said: “It is a further stain on UK justice. A WASPI woman dies every 13 minutes.

“After all these years a £10,000 payment is what these women deserve. I have met with them and I have demonstrated with them. Now I want to see immediate action from the Government.”

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