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Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 37
 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1)  With effect from 1st April 2001, the weekly rate of the category B retirement pension specified in Part I of Schedule 4 of the Contributions and Benefits Act shall be increased to the level of the Minimum Income Guarantee.
 
    (2)  On 1st April in succeeding years, the weekly rate of the basic retirement pension shall be reviewed by the Secretary of State, who shall authorise increases as appropriate, bearing in mind the increases in the general level of earnings during the preceding year.")
Category B retirement pension: rate and review.
  
Clause 43
 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
     Page 37, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  After subsection (3)(a) there shall be inserted--
    (aa)  that the employer shall have no part in the selection of member-nominated trustees, and".")
 
  
After Clause 46
 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".  (1)  The Secretary of State shall make regulations providing for the trustees or managers of an occupational pension scheme to provide a written statement about the governance of the scheme.
 
    (2)  The statement must cover, among other things--
    (a)  the trustees' or managers' confirmation that they have undertaken a review of the governance arrangements and procedures of the scheme, and
    (b)  their policy about keeping such arrangements and procedures under regular review.
    (3)  The regulations shall also prescribe the circumstances when the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority ("the Authority") may require such a statement, the time period for providing the statement and the sanctions if a statement is not provided to the Authority within the time limits prescribed.")
Statement of governance of occupational pension schemes.
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
     Page 53, line 37, leave out ("not") 
     Page 53, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  The Secretary of State shall make regulations to provide for an appeal procedure to resolve questions relating to reasonable excuse and the provision of information relating thereto which may arise from the operation of subsection (5) above."")
 
  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 62, line 14, after ("qualified") insert (", persons with knowledge or experience of service in Her Majesty's naval, military or air forces") 
     Page 62, line 27, leave out from ("2") to ("it") in line 28 
     Page 62, leave out lines 31 and 32 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 144, line 37, leave out ("(4)") and insert ("(3)") 
     Page 144, line 39, leave out ("of the Secretary of State") 
     Page 144, line 40, leave out ("his powers") and insert ("any power") 
     Page 144, line 48, leave out ("by the Secretary of State") 
  
Clause 87
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 96, line 16, leave out (",  9, 11 and 12") and insert ("and 9 to 12") 
  
 
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