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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 22 November 2012

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Public Service Pensions Bill


 

Sajid Javid

 

42

 

Schedule  11,  page  54,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘Lord Chancellor’s salary

 

2A  (1)  

The Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In section 1 (salaries), in subsection (2), for the words from “at such rate” to

 

the end there is substituted “of—

 

(a)    

£68,827, where the Lord Chancellor is a member of the House

 

of Commons;

 

(b)    

otherwise, £101,038.”

 

      (3)  

In that section, after subsection (5) there is inserted—

 

“(6)    

Where a person who holds office as Lord Chancellor (and to whom a

 

salary is accordingly payable under subsection (2)) is also the holder

 

of one or more other offices in respect of which a salary is payable

 

under this section, he shall only be entitled to one of those salaries.

 

(7)    

If, in the case of a person mentioned in subsection (6), there is a

 

difference between the salaries payable in respect of the offices held

 

by him, the office in respect of which a salary is payable to him shall

 

be that in respect of which the highest salary is payable.”

 

      (4)  

In section 1A (alteration of salaries), in subsection (1), after “section 1(1),”

 

insert “(2)(a) or (b),”.’.

 

Sajid Javid

 

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Schedule  11,  page  55,  line  10,  leave out ‘Section 1’ and insert ‘Sections 1 and

 

3(1)’.

 



 
 

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Public Service Pensions Bill, continued

 
 

Sajid Javid

 

21

 

Clause  31,  page  15,  line  32,  leave out ‘the state pension age link’ and insert ‘such

 

provision’.

 


 

Sajid Javid

 

22

 

Clause  32,  page  16,  line  24,  leave out ‘the state pension age link’ and insert ‘such

 

provision’.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Scheme participation

 

Chris Leslie

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Treasury shall commission an independent review into the appropriateness

 

of increased pension contributions if, following the full implementation of the

 

increases in employee contributions announced in the Government’s 2010

 

Spending Review, the number of members opting out of any public service

 

pension scheme increases by more than 5 per cent compared with the drop-out

 

rate in the 12 months immediately before any contribution increases were

 

implemented.’.

 


 

Pension policy groups

 

Chris Leslie

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Treasury shall make directions providing for the establishment of a pension

 

policy group for each scheme established under section 1.

 

(2)    

The pension policy groups will consider and advise on proposals to make

 

significant changes to scheme regulations.

 

(3)    

Treasury directions under subsection (1) shall establish a single pension policy

 

group relating to all schemes for local government workers.’.

 



 
 

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Review of standards of administration

 

Chris Leslie

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Within six months of the day on which this Act is passed, the Treasury shall

 

commission an independent review into the standards of administration in public

 

service pension schemes and how those standards could be improved.

 

(2)    

The Treasury shall lay before Parliament the report produced by the review as

 

soon as reasonably practical after the report has been published.’.

 


 

Member communications

 

Chris Leslie

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Scheme regulations for a scheme under section 1 shall provide for the provision

 

of annual benefit statements to all members of the scheme.

 

(2)    

Benefit statements under subsection 1 shall show the following information—

 

(a)    

the members’ pension benefits earned to date;

 

(b)    

the projected annual pension and lump sum payments if the member

 

retires at his normal pension age; and

 

(c)    

the member’s and employer’s current contribution rates.’.

 


 

Fair deal

 

Chris Leslie

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘A member of a public service pension scheme is entitled to remain an active

 

member of that scheme following—

 

(a)    

the compulsory transfer of his contract of employment to a private

 

contractor under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of

 

Employment) Regulations 2006; and

 

(b)    

any subsequent compulsory transfer of his contract of employment.’.

 



 
 

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Maximum annual public pension

 

Richard Fuller

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Employer contribution to any individual pension will cease when that pension

 

accrued an actuarial value equivalent to an annual pension upon retirement age

 

equivalent to two times national gross average earnings as derived from the

 

Office for National Statistics.’.

 


 

Sajid Javid

 

23

 

Clause  33,  page  17,  line  31,  at end insert ‘or injury and compensation benefits’.

 

Sajid Javid

 

24

 

Clause  33,  page  18,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

““injury or compensation scheme”: a pension scheme is an “injury or

 

compensation scheme” if it provides only for injury or compensation

 

benefits (or both).”.

 

 

Order of the House [29th OCTOBER 2012]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Public Service Pensions Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 22 November 2012.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


 
 

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Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [6 November 2012]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 6

 

November) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 November;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 8 November;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 November;

 

(d)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 20 November;

 

(e)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 22 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 6 November in

 

accordance with the following Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Time

Witness

 
 

Until no later than 9.45 am

Institute for Fiscal Studies

 
  

Intergenerational Foundation

 
  

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and

 
  

  Accountancy

 
 

Until no later than 10.15 am

UNISON

 
  

Unite

 
 

Until no later than 11.00 am

Trades Union Congress

 
  

GMB

 
  

British Medical Association

 
 

Until no later than 11.20 am

Lord Hutton of Furness

 
 

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Pension Policy Institute

 
  

National Association of Pension Funds

 
  

Association of Consulting Actuaries

 
 

Until no later than 4.00 pm

Confederation of British Industry

 
  

Prospect

 
  

Police Federation

 
 

Until no later than 4.45 pm

Local Government Association

 
  

Pensions Regulator

 
 

Until no later than 5.30 pm

National Union of Teachers

 
  

NASUWT

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clause 22; Clause 2; Schedule 2;

 

Clause 3; Schedule 3; Clauses 4 to 6; Clauses 13 to 15; Schedule 4; Clauses

 

7 to 12; Clause 16; Schedule 5; Clause 17; Schedule 6; Clause 18; Schedule


 
 

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Public Service Pensions Bill, continued

 
 

7; Clauses 19 to 21; Clauses 23 and 24; Schedule 8; Clauses 25 and 26;

 

Schedule 9; Clauses 27 and 28; Schedule 10; Clauses 29 and 30; Schedule 11;

 

Clauses 31 and 32; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 33 to 38; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 22 November.

 


 
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