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Jackson, Robert (Wantage)

Jenkin, Bernard

Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)

Jones, Robert B (W Hertfdshr)

King, Rt Hon Tom

Kirkhope, Timothy

Knight, Mrs Angela (Erewash)

Knight, Greg (Derby N)

Kynoch, George (Kincardine)

Lait, Mrs Jacqui

Lamont, Rt Hon Norman

Legg, Barry

Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark

Lidington, David

Lightbown, David

Lilley, Rt Hon Peter

Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)

Lord, Michael

Luff, Peter

Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas

MacGregor, Rt Hon John

MacKay, Andrew

Maclean, Rt Hon David

Maitland, Lady Olga

Malone, Gerald

Mans, Keith

Martin, David (Portsmouth S)

Mates, Michael

Merchant, Piers

Moate, Sir Roger

Montgomery, Sir Fergus

Nelson, Anthony

Neubert, Sir Michael

Newton, Rt Hon Tony

Nicholls, Patrick

Nicholson, David (Taunton)

Onslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley

Oppenheim, Phillip

Page, Richard

Patnick, Sir Irvine

Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey

Porter, David (Waveney)

Portillo, Rt Hon Michael

Rathbone, Tim

Redwood, Rt Hon John

Richards, Rod

Robathan, Andrew

Roberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn

Robertson, Raymond (Ab'd'n S)

Robinson, Mark (Somerton)

Rowe, Andrew (Mid Kent)

Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)

Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)

Spencer, Sir Derek

Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)

Spink, Dr Robert

Spring, Richard

Sproat, Iain

Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)

Stephen, Michael

Streeter, Gary

Sweeney, Walter

Sykes, John

Taylor, Ian (Esher)

Thomason, Roy

Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)

Thurnham, Peter

Townsend, Cyril D (Bexl'yh'th)

Trend, Michael


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Twinn, Dr Ian

Waller, Gary

Wardle, Charles (Bexhill)

Waterson, Nigel

Watts, John

Wells, Bowen

Wheeler, Rt Hon Sir John


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Whittingdale, John

Widdecombe, Ann

Willetts, David

Wilshire, David

Tellers for the Noes: Mr. Timothy Wood and Mr. Andrew Mitchell.


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Question accordingly negatived.

New clause 19

Home responsibility protection

`For any person attaining pensionable age on or after 6th April 1999, for the purposes of Schedule 3 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (contribution conditions for entitlement to benefit) and for the purpose only of calculation of retirement pensions, a person prevented from regular employment by responsibilities at home shall be treated as having paid primary Class I contributions during any period during which they were so prevented.'.-- [Mr. Kirkwood.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

12.45 am

Mr. Kirkwood: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Geoffrey Lofthouse): With this, it will be convenient to discuss also the following: New clause 20-- SERPS disregard - -

`Subsection (4)(b) of section 45 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 shall be amended to insert after the words "5th April 1978" the words "after disregarding any tax year from 2011 onwards where--

(i) there is no surplus in the pensioner's earnings factor and (ii) the person was aged 60 or over".'.

Amendment No. 21, in clause 133, page 90, line 40, at end insert--

`( ) In paragraph 5(5) of Schedule 3 to that Act, for the table there is substituted--

"Duration of Working Life Requisite Number of Years

10 years or less

The number of years of the working life, minus 2,

20 years or less (but more than 10)

The number of years of the working life, minus 4,

30 years or less (but more than 20)

The number of years of the working life, minus 6,

40 years or less (but more than 30)

The number of years of the working life, minus 8,

More than 40 years

The number of years of the working life, minus 10".'.

Amendment No. 23, in schedule 4, page 147, line 33, leave out `2000' and insert `2010'.

Amendment No. 24, in schedule 4, page 147, line 34, at end insert--

`( ) In the case of a pensioner whose spouse died on or after 5th April 2000, and on or before 5th April 2010, sections 48A(4)(b) and 48B(2)(b) shall have effect with the omission of the words "half of" and after the words "additional pension" the insertion of the words "reducing by 5 per cent. for each complete year after 5th April 2000 and before death".'.

Amendment No. 25, in schedule 4, page 148, line 19, at end insert--

`( ) In section 44(3)(b) of that Act (as amended by this paragraph) following the words "for the relevant years" there is inserted "or, if there are more than 39 such surpluses, of those 39 which are the largest".'.


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