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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 13 October 2010

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Superannuation Bill


 

New Clause

 

Consents required for civil service compensation scheme modifications

 

Francis Maude

 

Added on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 2 of the Superannuation Act 1972 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (3), at the beginning insert “Subject to subsection (3A) below,”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

Subsection (3) above does not apply to a provision which would have the

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effect of reducing the amount of a compensation benefit except in so far

 

as the compensation benefit is one provided in respect of a loss of office

 

or employment which is the consequence of—

 

(a)    

a notice of dismissal given before the coming into operation of

 

the scheme which would have that effect, or

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(b)    

an agreement made before the coming into operation of that

 

scheme.

 

(3B)    

In this section—

 

“compensation benefit” means so much of any pension, allowance or

 

gratuity as is provided under the civil service compensation scheme by

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way of compensation to or in respect of a person by reason only of the

 

person’s having suffered loss of office or employment;

 

“the civil service compensation scheme” means so much of any scheme

 

under the said section 1 (whenever made) as provides by virtue of

 

subsection (2) above for benefits to be provided by way of compensation

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to or in respect of persons who suffer loss of office or employment.

 

(3C)    

In subsection (3B) above a reference to suffering loss of office or

 

employment includes a reference to suffering loss or diminution of

 

emoluments as a consequence of suffering loss of office or employment.”

 

(4)    

The amendments made by this section apply in relation to reductions to which

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effect is given by a scheme made under section 1 of the 1972 Act after the coming

 

into force of this section.

 

(5)    

Subsection (6) applies if—


 
 

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(a)    

a scheme under section 1 of the 1972 Act is made after this section comes

 

into force, and

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(b)    

consultation on the proposed scheme took place to any extent before this

 

section came into force.

 

(6)    

The fact that the amendments made by this section were not in force when that

 

consultation took place does not affect the question whether the consultation

 

satisfied the requirements of section 1(3) of the 1972 Act.’.

 

As an Amendment to Francis Maude’s proposed New Clause (Consents required for

 

civil service compensation scheme modifications) (NC1):—

 

Tessa Jowell

 

Paul Goggins

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  (a)

 

Line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(3D)    

No scheme under the said section 1 shall make any provision which would have

 

the effect of reducing the amount of any pension, allowance or gratuity, in so far

 

as that amount is directly or indirectly referable to rights which have accrued

 

(whether by virtue of service rendered, contributions paid or any other thing

 

done) before the coming into operation of the scheme, unless the Minister has laid

 

a report of the consultations that have taken place with the workforce and their

 

recognised representative trades unions with a view to agreement and the report

 

contains a statement that the representative trades unions have consulted their

 

members in accordance with their rules, and the House of Commons has agreed

 

a resolution in the name of the Minister approving the report.’.

 


 

Tessa Jowell

 

Paul Goggins

 

John McDonnell

 

Negatived on division  4

 

Page  1,  line  1,  leave out Clause 1.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  3

 

Page  3,  line  14  [Clause  2],  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (2A),’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  2

 

Page  3,  line  14  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Section 1 shall not come into force until the Minister has laid a report stating that

 

the affected members of the relevant trade unions under section 2(3) of the

 

Superannuation Act 1972 have given their approval by means of ballots to the


 
 

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terms of section 1, and the House of Commons has come to a Resolution on a

 

Motion in the name of a Minister of the Crown approving the report.’.

 


 

Tessa Jowell

 

Paul Goggins

 

John McDonnell

 

Not called  5

 

Title,  line  1,  leave out from ‘provision’ to end and insert ‘modifying the effect of section

 

2 (3) of the Superannuation Act 1972 for benefits to be provided by way of compensation

 

to or in respect of persons who suffer loss of office or employment.’.

 

Francis Maude

 

Agreed to  1

 

Title,  line  5,  at the end insert ‘; and to make provision modifying the effect of section 2(3)

 

of the Superannuation Act 1972 in relation to such benefits’.

 

Bill read the third time on division and passed.

 


 
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