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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 6th February 2007      

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Pensions Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

thereafter at intervals of not more than five years.’.

 


 

Review of the abolition of contracting-out for defined contribution pensions schemes

 

Mr Nigel Waterson

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Lancaster

 

Not called  NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall make a statement to Parliament in each financial year

 

after 6th April 2010 on the use of the revenue that would previously have been

 

assigned to contracted-out rebates for defined contribution schemes.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the statement shall cover the extent to

 

which the revenue is assigned to promoting saving.’.

 


 

Winding up of Personal Accounts Delivery Authority

 

Mr Nigel Waterson

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Lancaster

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Authority shall be wound up as soon as the chairman has certified that the

 

Authority has completed the task of setting up the structure for administering

 

personal accounts, and in any event no later than April 2012, and the criteria for

 

such certification shall be specified in regulations.’.

 


 

Application of Freedom of Information Act to Personal Accounts Delivery Authority

 

Mr Nigel Waterson

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Lancaster

 

Negatived on division  NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 35 (formulation of government policy etc.) insert after subsection (2)—

 

“(2A)    

Information held by or provided by the Personal Accounts Delivery

 

Authority is not to be regarded—


 
 

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(a)    

for the purposes of subsection (1)(a), as relating to the

 

formulation or development of government policy, or

 

(b)    

for the purposes of subsection (1)(b), as relating to Ministerial

 

communications.”

 

(3)    

In section 36 (prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs) insert after

 

subsection (2)—

 

“(2A)    

Information held by or provided by the Personal Accounts Delivery

 

Authority is not be to regarded—

 

(a)    

for the purposes of subsection (2)(a), as relating to the

 

maintenance of the convention of the collective responsibility of

 

Ministers of the Crown, or

 

(b)    

for the purposes of subsection (2)(b), as relating to the free and

 

frank provision of advice, or the free and frank exchange of

 

views for the purposes of deliberation; or

 

(c)    

for the purposes of subsection (2)(c), as relating to the effective

 

conduct of public affairs.”.’.

 


 

Review of role and purpose of Financial Assistance Scheme

 

Mr Nigel Waterson

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Lancaster

 

Withdrawn  nc6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall commission an independent review of the Financial

 

Assistance Scheme having regard (among other things) to—

 

(a)    

the efficiency and cost effectiveness of its administration;

 

(b)    

whether it could be more effective if administered by the staff of the

 

Pension Protection Fund;

 

(c)    

whether it is adequately financed;

 

(d)    

what other sources of finance could be made available, including but not

 

limited to unclaimed assets;

 

(e)    

whether it should be engaged in the purchase of bulk annuities.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall publish the findings of such review within six months

 

of this Act coming into force.’.

 


 

Compliance with recommendations of the Parliamentary Ombudsman

 

Mr Nigel Waterson

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Lancaster

 

Withdrawn  nc7

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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Pensions Bill, continued

 
 

‘The Secretary of State shall, within three months of this Act coming into force,

 

report to both Houses of Parliament on how he proposes to comply fully with the

 

recommendations contained in the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s 6th Report of

 

Session 2005-06, “Trusting in the pensions promise: government bodies and the

 

security of final salary occupational pensions” (HC984).’.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.10 a.m.


 
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