The Labour opposition should have come up with a solution to help women disproportionately hit by the rise in the state pension age (SPA) to 66 by 2020, pensions minister Steve Webb said.
The Pensions Bill, as it stands, will mean around 500,000 women in their fifties must wait up to an extra two years for their state pensions.
In the second reading of the Bill last month, work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith and pensions minister Steve Webb said they were willing to consider "transitional arrangements" to help women worst affected by the change.
But, yesterday, Webb faced criticism from the opposition for having tabled no amendments to the Bill to put in place a transitional solution.
Shadow pensions minister Rachel Reeves said Parliament had expected coalition ministers to come to committee with fresh ideas, but had been disappointed.
Defending the coalition's position, Webb said: "If we had come back with an amendment, [Labour would have asked]: ‘where is the consultation?'
"So we gave the opposition the chance to come up with fresh ideas and [we have got] an amendment which was rejected when it was tabled in the Lords."
Labour tabled an amendment which proposed using the pension credit age to soften the blow felt by women who will have to wait to claim their full pensions.
Webb added: "We would have had to have amendments ready within about ten days of the second reading and so could not have scrutinised them properly.
"We have five days in committee to discuss amendments. I hoped Labour would come with fresh thinking on transition, but we have the same old arguments."
Labour's other amendments, tabled yesterday, included the proposal to delay raising the SPA until 2022. They were rejected by the committee.
Amendments can still be tabled for the report stage of the Bill, which comes next, but not at the final reading of the Bill.
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