Amendments proposed to the Pensions Bill - continued House of Commons

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Steve Webb
Paul Holmes


Clause     241,     page     160,     line     40,     at end add—

       ' "organisations representing pensioner members of a scheme" means any not for profit association, or company limited by guarantee, funded by its members, representing a minimum number or percentage of pensioner members of the scheme as may be specified in regulations.'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     6,     at end insert—

     In section 53 (supervision: former contracted-out schemes), after subsection (1B) insert—

          "(1C)   But where a direction under subsection (1) conflicts with a freezing order made by the Regulatory Authority under section 20 of the Pensions Act 2004 in relation to the scheme then, during the period for which the freezing order has effect, the direction to the extent that it conflicts with the freezing order—

          (a) is not binding as described in subsection (1), and

          (b) is not enforceable as described in subsection (1B)."'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     6,     at end insert—

     In section 99 (trustees' duties after exercise of option)—

            (a)   in subsection (4) after "circumstances," insert "by direction", and

            (b)   in subsection (4A) for "in relation to applications for extensions under subsection (4)" substitute "requiring applications for extensions under subsection (4) to meet prescribed requirements".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     6,     at end insert—

     In section 101J (time for compliance with transfer notice)—

            (a)   in subsection (2) after "circumstances," insert "by direction", and

            (b)   in subsection (6)(a) for "in relation to applications for extensions under subsection (2)" substitute "requiring applications for extensions under subsection (2) to meet prescribed requirements".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     8,     at end insert—

     In section 168(4) (penalties for contravention of regulations) after "the provision" insert "to be required by notice in writing".'.


Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     18,     at end insert—

     In section 192(2) (provisions extending to Northern Ireland)—

            (a)   for "section 145 (except subsections (4)" substitute "section 145 (except subsections (4A) to (4C)", and

            (b)   at the appropriate place insert—

"section 145A,".'.   

Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     20,     at end insert—

     In section 4 (suspension orders), in subsections (3) and (5) for "class" substitute "description".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     22,     at end insert—

     In section 9 (removal and appointment of trustees: property), after "exercise" insert "by order".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     28,     at end insert—

     In section 29 (persons disqualified for being trustees), in subsection (5) for "class" substitute "description".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     229,     line     29,     after 'consequences)' insert '—

            (a)   in subsection (2), after "exercise" insert "by order", and

            (b)   '.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     230,     line     41,     at end insert—

     In section 69(2) (power to make provision in relation to applications under that section)—

            (a)   for "about the manner of dealing with" substitute "requiring", and

            (b)   after "this section" insert "to meet prescribed requirements".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     230,     line     41,     at end insert—

     In section 71A(4)(d) (power to make provision in relation to applications for the purposes of that section)—

            (a)   for "before such time as may be prescribed" substitute "before an application is made for the purposes of this section", and

            (b)   for "an application for the purposes of this section" substitute "the application".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     231,     line     42,     after '"Authority",' insert—

            '( )   in subsection (3) after "may" insert "by direction",'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     232,     leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert—

    '39 (1) Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 (application of enactments relating to occupational trust schemes to certain stakeholder schemes) is amended as follows.

    (2) In sub-paragraph (2), in paragraph (b)—'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     11,     page     232,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '( ) After that paragraph insert "; and

                (c)   Chapters 4 and 5 of Part 2 of the Pensions Act 2004 (fraud compensation and information gathering)."

    ( ) After sub-paragraph (5) insert—

          "(6)   Chapters 4 and 5 of Part 2 of the Pensions Act 2004 (as applied by sub-paragraph (1)) shall have effect with such modifications as the Secretary of State may prescribe by regulations.".'.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     12,     page     232,     line     29,     leave out '1' and insert '2'.


Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     12,     page     233,     line     16,     in column 2 at end insert—

'Section 111.'.

Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     12,     page     233,     line     18,     in column 2 at end insert—

 'In section 132, the words from "or the voluntary" to third "requirements".'.
In section 181(1), the definition of "voluntary contributions requirements".

Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     12,     page     233,     line     18,     in column 2 at end insert—

'Section 148(5)(ba) and (bb).
Section 149(1), (1A) and (1B).
In section 149(3)—
(a) paragraph (ba), and
(b) paragraph (d) and the word "and" immediately preceding it.
Section 149(8).
In section 151(1), paragraph (c) and the word "and" immediately preceding it.
In section 151(3)—
(a) paragraphs (ba) and (bb), and
(b) in paragraph (c) the words "any of paragraphs (a) to (bb).'.

Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     12,     page     233,     line     21,     in column 2 at end insert—

'In Schedule 9, paragraphs 5 and 7(2).'.

Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     12,     page     233,     leave out lines 23 and 24.


Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     12,     page     233,     line     53,     column 2, at end insert—

'In section 71A(4), paragraphs (f) and (g).'

Malcolm Wicks


Schedule     12,     page     234,     line     27,     after '21(3)"' insert 'and "78, 79, 80(4)"'.


Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     12,     page     234,     line     47,     in column 2 at end insert—

'Section 54.'.

Malcolm Wicks


*Schedule     12,     page     234,     line     53,     at end insert—

      'The repeals in sections 148, 149 and 151 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c.48) relate to those provisions as amended by section 54 of the of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c.19) to the extent that those amendments have been brought into force for the purpose of making regulations and rules.'.


Malcolm Wicks


*Clause     246,     page     162,     line     46,     at beginning insert 'Subject to the following provisions,'.


Mr Harry Barnes


Clause     246,     page     162,     line     46,     after 'England', insert 'Northern Ireland'.


Mr Harry Barnes


Clause     246,     page     163,     line     1,     leave out from beginning to end of line 22.


Malcolm Wicks


Clause     246,     page     163,     line     10,     after '83' insert ', 84(1) and (3)'.


Malcolm Wicks


Clause     246,     page     163,     line     10,     after '93' insert '135, 150'.


Malcolm Wicks


Clause     246,     page     163,     line     10,     after '170', insert ', [Deputy PPF Ombudsmen]'.


Malcolm Wicks


Clause     246,     page     163,     line     10,     leave out second 'and' and insert—

      '( ) section 85 so far as that provision has effect in relation to functions of the Board conferred by any provision of, or made under, this Act which extends to Northern Ireland, and'.


Malcolm Wicks


Clause     246,     page     163,     line     11,     at end insert '(other than paragraph 17A)'.


Malcolm Wicks


*Clause     246,     page     163,     line     15,     leave out 'section 211(2)(b)' and insert 'sections [The Pensions Ombudsman and Deputy Pensions Ombudsmen] and 211(2)(b)'.

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