Ms Gibson said: “This is an issue that the House has to debate. We cannot allow it to be the case that WASPI women have won the battle but don’t get the spoils of war.

“There’ll be different views across the house as to what that compensation might look like, and that’s all part of the debate.

“But I think the principle for compensation has to be established, and it has to be established quickly, because the longer this report goes unanswered, the more despair is setting in.”

She pointed out that 270,000 WASPI pensioners have died since the campaign began with more dying every day without getting restitution.

She said that after the Post Office and infected blood scandals, there was a sense that “the little guy never wins and doesn’t get heard”.

The MP added: “It’s our duty as Parliamentarians that we listen to and voice the concerns of our constituents.”

More than 230,000 people have signed an open letter to Commons leader Penny Mordaunt calling for MPs to get a vote on the question of compensation.

Ms Madden said the campaigners are renewing their efforts this week to put pressure on MPs to act on the controversy.

She said: “We will be writing to Penny Mordaunt, so will some MPs on our behalf and hopefully others, to put pressure on her to make time in the Parliamentary schedule for a debate on this issue.

“We have a lot of MPs who are supportive and want to have their say.”

A recent report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman recommended payouts of between £1,000 and £2,950, urging Parliament to take up the issue.

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