Amendments proposed to the Pensions Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Smith

122

Page     116,     line     11     [Clause     172],     after 'is' insert 'prescribed or'.


   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr George Osborne
Mr Peter Atkinson
Gregory Barker
Andrew Rosindell

41

Page     117,     line     8     [Clause     173],     at end insert 'and in so far as the information is relevant to the discharge of its function.'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

189

Page     119,     line     35     [Clause     177],     leave out 'or any corresponding provision in force in Northern Ireland'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

190

Page     120,     line     6     [Clause     177],     leave out 'or any corresponding provision in force in Northern Ireland'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 6

Annual update linked to earnings

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr George Osborne
Mr Peter Atkinson
Gregory Barker
Andrew Rosindell

David TaylorLynne JonesAlan Simpson

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall each year increase the basic retirement pension by not less than an amount equivalent to—

      (a) the percentage increase in the general level of earnings during the preceding year; or

      (b) the percentage increase in the retail price index during the preceding year,

       whichever is the greater.'.


State pension rights of individuals with incomplete contribution records (No. 2)

   

Steve Webb
Paul Holmes

NC37

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Regulation 6 of the Social Security (Widow's Benefit and Retirement Pensions) Regulations 1979 (S.I. 1979/642), as amended, is further amended as follows.

    (2)   In paragraph (1) leave out "Subject to paragraph (2) of this regulation, where" and insert "Where".

    (3)   In paragraph (1) the proviso is omitted.

    (4)   Paragraph (2) is omitted.

    (5)   In paragraph (3B), leave out "paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (a) and (c)(i)" and insert "paragraphs (3)(a) and (c)(i).".'.


Post-legislative review

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Hywel Williams

NC38

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Within a year of the date specified in subsection (2) a commission shall be appointed in accordance with the provision of subsection (3) to conduct an independent review into pensions.

    (2)   The date specified in this subsection is the first day in which the Act receives Royal Assent.

    (3)   The Commission shall consist of—

      (a) a chairman appointed by the Secretary of State, and

      (b) such number or other members appointed by the Secretary of State as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

    (4)   The review shall, in particular, consider poverty and the benefits or otherwise of increasing the retirement pension by not less than an amount equivalent to—

      (a) the percentage increase in the general level of earnings during the preceding year; or

      (b) the percentage increase in the retail price index during the preceding year.'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 7

Application to Northern Ireland

   

Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

NC32

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

    (2)   The Secretary of State may by order make such modifications to this Act or other legislation as are necessary in the application of this Act to Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr Secretary Smith

127

Page     191,     line     11     [Clause     264],     at end insert—

      '( ) any direction issued by the Regulator under section 38(4);'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

128

Page     191,     line     11     [Clause     264],     at end insert—

      '( ) any direction issued by the Regulator under section 45(4);'.


   

Mr Secretary Smith

129

Page     192,     line     3     [Clause     265],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations may also modify any of the provisions of Part 2 as it applies in relation to an eligible scheme in respect of which a relevant public authority has—

      (a) given a guarantee in relation to any part of the scheme, any benefits payable under the scheme or any member of the scheme, or

      (b) made any other arrangements for the purposes of securing that the assets of the scheme are sufficient to meet any part of its liabilities.'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

130

Page     192,     line     4     [Clause     265],     at end insert—

' "eligible scheme" has the meaning given in section 113;'.   

Mr Secretary Smith

131

Page     192,     line     12     [Clause     265],     at end insert—

' "relevant public authority" means—

      (a) a Minister of the Crown (within the meaning of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975 (c.26)),

      (b) a government department (including any body or authority exercising statutory functions on behalf of the Crown), or

      (c) the Scottish Ministers.'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

191

Page     193,     line     42     [Clause     267],     leave out paragraph (e).


   

Mr Secretary Smith

132

Page     197,     line     27     [Clause     275],     leave out 'persons in the description or category of employment' and insert 'people with service in employments of the description'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

192

Page     200,     line     10     [Clause     280],     leave out lines 10 to 40.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

193

Page     200,     line     8     [Clause     280],     after 'England', insert 'Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes
Mr David Trimble
Mr Roy Beggs

194

Page     200,     line     41,     leave out Clause 281.


   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr George Osborne
Mr Peter Atkinson
Gregory Barker
Andrew Rosindell

3

Page     204,     line     2     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'with the approval of the Secretary of State'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

195

Page     206,     line     12     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'and any corresponding provisions in force in Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

196

Page     206,     line     32     [Schedule     1],     leave out from 'function' to 'or' in line 34.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

197

Page     207,     line     13     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or any corresponding provision in force in Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

198

Page     207,     line     16     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or any corresponding provision in force in Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

133

Page     207,     line     30     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

            '( )   the power to issue a notice under section 41(1) approving the details of arrangements;'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

61

Page     207,     line     30     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

      '( ) the power to grant or revoke authorisation under section (General authorisation to accept contributions from European employers);

      ( ) the power to grant or revoke approval under section (Approval in relation to particular European employer;

      ( ) the power to issue a notice under section (Functions of Regulator in relation to institutions administered in other member States)(5);'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

134

Page     207,     line     38     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

            '( )   the power to appoint an independent trustee under section 23 of that Act;'.


   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr George Osborne
Mr Peter Atkinson
Gregory Barker
Andrew Rosindell

4

Page     209,     line     26     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'with the approval of the Treasury'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

199

Page     211,     line     35     [Schedule     1],     leave out from 'Act' to end of line 36.

   

Mr Harry Barnes

200

Page     211,     line     44     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or any corresponding provision in force in Northern Ireland'.


   

Mr Harry Barnes

201

Page     212,     line     2     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'or any corresponding provision in force in Northern Ireland'.


   

Mr Secretary Smith

135

Page     213,     line     11     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

     '. The power to make an order under section 67G(2) by virtue of which any modification of, or grant of rights under, an occupational pension scheme is void to any extent.

     The power to make an order under section 67H(2) prohibiting, or specifying steps to be taken in relation to, the exercise of a power to modify an occupational pension scheme.'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

136

Page     213,     line     32     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

     '. The power to issue a contribution notice under section 35.'.

   

Mr Secretary Smith

137

Page     213,     line     32     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

     '. The power to issue a direction under section 38(4) to the trustees or managers of an occupational pension scheme.'.

 
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