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LORDS amendments to the

Superannuation Bill

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 22, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

After Clause 1

1

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Consultation in relation to civil service compensation scheme modifications

 

(1)    

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

 

(2)    

After subsection (3C) insert—

 

“(3D)    

So far as it relates to a provision of a scheme under the said section

 

1 which would have the effect of reducing the amount of a

 

compensation benefit, the duty to consult in section 1(3) of this Act

 

is a duty to consult with a view to reaching agreement with the

 

persons consulted.”

 

(3)    

After subsection (11) insert—

 

“(11A)    

Subsection (11B) below applies if a scheme made under the said

 

section 1 makes any provision which would have the effect of

 

reducing the amount of a compensation benefit.

 

(11B)    

Before the scheme comes into operation, the Minister must have

 

laid before Parliament a report providing information about—

 

(a)    

the consultation that took place for the purposes of

 

section 1(3) of this Act, so far as relating to the provision,

 

(b)    

the steps taken in connection with that consultation with a

 

view to reaching agreement in relation to the provision with

 

the persons consulted, and

 

(c)    

whether such agreement has been reached.”

 

(4)    

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

 

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

 

the coming into force of this section.”

 
 
Bill 12355/1

 
 

2

 

Clause 3

2

Page 4, line 9, at beginning insert “Subject to subsection (2A),”

3

Page 4, line 9, at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Section (Consultation in relation to civil service compensation scheme

 

modifications) comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months

 

beginning with that day.”

4

Page 4, line 17, leave out “an” and insert “the most recent”

5

Page 4, line 21, at beginning insert “(subject to subsection (4A))”

6

Page 4, line 22, at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

An order under subsection (4)(c) may not be made after the end of the

 

period of 3 years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.”

In the Title

7

Line 5, leave out from “provision” to end of line 7 and insert “about the procedure

 

for modifying such a scheme”


 
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