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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 30 November 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Postal Services Bill


 

[Thirteenth and Fourteenth sittings]


 

Clause 17 Agreed to.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Withdrawn  42

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

An order under this section must not include any provision that permits the

 

winding-up of the RMPP.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  96

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State must obtain the

 

consent of the trustee of the RMPP.’.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Withdrawn  97

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  line  28,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

“The relevant pensions provision” means the provision for the payment of

 

pensions or other benefits which is contained in the RMPP or under a new public

 

scheme or both, and includes pensions or other benefits payable—

 

(a)    

in the event of early retirement on the grounds of ill-health or otherwise,

 

(b)    

in the event of a contingency, or

 

(c)    

upon the exercise of a discretion by the trustee of the RMPP under the

 

rules of the RMPP.

 

(3A)    

If the amount of a pension or other benefit is calculated by reference to a person’s

 

remuneration at the date of leaving the RMPP (by reason of death, retirement or

 

otherwise), his remuneration for the purpose of establishing all of his relevant

 

pensions provision shall be taken to be his remuneration at the date of leaving the


 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

RMPP (by reason of death, retirement or otherwise), and not his remuneration at

 

the date of the exercise of the power to make an order.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  98

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  line  31,  leave out ‘(3)’ and insert ‘(2)’.

 

Clause 19 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  99

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State must obtain the

 

consent of the trustee of the RMPP to the selection of the assets to be transferred.’.

 

Clause 20 Agreed to.

 

Clause 21 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Withdrawn  100

 

Clause  22,  page  12,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Regulations shall be made under this section that shall ensure that, for the purpose

 

of any relevant tax, benefits payable or prospectively payable under—

 

(a)    

the RMPP and

 

(b)    

a new public scheme

 

    

are treated as benefits payable under a single pension scheme.’.

 

Clause 22 Agreed to.

 

Clause 23 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  101

 

Clause  24,  page  13,  line  7,  after ‘RMPP’, insert ‘, such representatives of members

 

of the RMPP as appear to him to be appropriate’.


 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Clauses 24, 25 and 26 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  71

 

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  30,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘will’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  72

 

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  31,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘will’.

 

Clause 27 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Withdrawn  40

 

Clause  28,  page  15,  line  4,  at end insert ‘and to facilitate this, the current funding

 

agreement of Postcomm in respect of regulating postal services will be transferred in its

 

entirety to Ofcom.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  73

 

Clause  28,  page  15,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Not moved  6

 

Clause  28,  page  15,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

the needs of small business users in rural and remote areas.’.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am


 
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