Labour challenges government on Waspi policy

This, the report found, could be done at a cost of £8bn - which Ms Black said was a "fraction of the cost" projected by government.

But the current Conservative government has consistently refused to give any ground to the Waspi women.

The country is due to go to the polls for a General Election on 8 June. After that, the next election would probably not be until 2022, by which time the majority of the women affected will have reached pension age.