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Superannuation Bill [HL]


After Clause 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 (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 such information as the Minister considers appropriate 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.”

(3) The amendment made by this section applies 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.”

Clause 3


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

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.”

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

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

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 (“the relevant period”).

(4B) But the Minister may by order extend (on one or more occasions) the relevant period.

(4C) An order under subsection (4B)—

(a) must be made before the time when the relevant period would end but for the making of the order, and

(b) has the effect of extending that period for the period of 6 months beginning with that time.”

Page 4, line 32, after “(c)” insert “or (4B)”

In the Title


Line 5, leave out from “provision” to end of line 7 and insert “about the procedure for modifying such a scheme”