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EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by HM Treasury, are published separately as
HL Bill 67—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Newby has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human
Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Public Service Pensions Bill are compatible with the
Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Establishment of new schemes

    1. 1. Schemes for persons in public service

    2. 2. Responsible authority for schemes

    3. 3. Scheme regulations

  2. Governance

    1. 4. Scheme manager

    2. 5. Pension board

    3. 6. Pension board: information

  3. Design

    1. 7. Types of scheme

    2. 8. Revaluation

    3. 9. Pension age

  4. Cost control

    1. 10. Valuations

    2. 11. Employer cost cap

    3. 12. Employer contributions in funded schemes

  5. Administration

    1. 13. Information

    2. 14. Records

    3. 15. Regulatory oversight

  6. Transitional

    1. 16. Restriction of existing pension schemes

    2. 17. Closure of existing injury and compensation schemes

    3. 18. Final salary link

  7. Procedure for scheme regulations

    1. 19. Consultation

    2. 20. Consultation and report

    3. 21. Other procedure

  8. New schemes: supplementary

    1. 22. Extension of schemes

    2. 23. Non-scheme benefits

    3. 24. Consequential and minor amendments

  9. Existing schemes: supplementary

    1. 25. Existing local government schemes

    2. 26. Existing schemes for civil servants: extension of access

  10. Public body pension schemes

    1. 27. New public body pension schemes

    2. 28. Restriction of certain existing public body pension schemes

    3. 29. Existing public body pension schemes: pension age

  11. Parliamentary and other pension schemes

    1. 30. Great offices of state

    2. 31. Parliamentary and other pension schemes: pension age

    3. 32. Members of the European Parliament

  12. General

    1. 33. General interpretation

    2. 34. Regulations, orders and directions

  13. Final

    1. 35. Financial provision

    2. 36. Extent

    3. 37. Commencement

    4. 38. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Persons in public service: definitions

    2. Schedule 2

      Responsible authorities

    3. Schedule 3

      Scope of scheme regulations: supplementary matters

    4. Schedule 4

      Regulatory oversight

      1. Part 1

        Oversight under Pensions Act 2004

      2. Part 2

        Oversight under Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

    5. Schedule 5

      Existing pension schemes

    6. Schedule 6

      Existing injury and compensation schemes

    7. Schedule 7

      Final salary link

    8. Schedule 8

      Consequential and minor amendments

    9. Schedule 9

      Existing schemes for civil servants: extension of access

    10. Schedule 10

      Public bodies whose pension schemes must be restricted

    11. Schedule 11

      Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Commons Speaker

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