Public Service Pensions Bill - Marshalled List of Amendments Further Consideration Stage Monday 27 January 2014

Amendment 1 [Negatived on division]

Clause 5 , Page 3, Line 43

At end insert -

‘, and must include representation from any trade union recognised by the employer’

Mr Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 2 [Negatived without division]

Clause 9 , Page 6, Line 11

Leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘7’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 3 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10 , Page 6

Leave out lines 15 and 16 and insert -

‘specified by the scheme regulations for the scheme; and such regulations may specify any age not exceeding 68, but not less than 65’

Daithí McKay
Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 4 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 22

At end insert -

‘(b) prison officers; or

(c) paramedics and ambulance care attendants’

Steven Agnew

Amendment 5 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10 , Page 6

Leave out lines 27 and 28 and insert -

‘specified by the scheme regulations for the scheme; and such regulations may specify any age not exceeding 68, but not less than 65’

Daithí McKay
Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 6 [Not moved]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 29

Leave out from the beginning to the first ‘the’ on line 33 and insert ‘Any’

Daithí McKay
Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 7 [Made without division]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(5A) The Department of Finance and Personnel may by order, made in relation to persons under a scheme under section 1 who are persons of such description as is specified in the order, provide—

(a) that subsections (1) and (4) do not apply in relation to such persons, and

(b) that the normal pension age and the deferred pension age in relation to such persons is such age as the order may provide.

(5B) Before making an order under subsection (5A), the Department must consult such persons (or representatives of such persons) as appear to the Department likely to be affected by the order.

(5C) An order under subsection (5A) is subject to the affirmative procedure.’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 8 [Not called]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(5A) The Department of Finance and Personnel may by order, made in relation to persons under a scheme under section 1 who are persons of such description as is specified in the order, provide—

(a) that subsections (1) and (4) do not apply in relation to such persons, and

(b) that the normal pension age and the deferred pension age in relation to such persons must in the order specify 60.

(5B) Before making an order under subsection (5A), the Department must consult such persons (or representatives of such persons) as appear to the Department likely to be affected by the order.

(5C) An order under subsection (5A) is subject to the affirmative procedure.’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 9 [Not called]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(5A) The Department of Finance and Personnel may by order, made in relation to persons under a scheme under section 1 who are persons of such description as is specified in the order, provide—

(a) that subsections (1) and (4) do not apply in relation to such persons, and

(b) that the normal pension age and the deferred pension age in relation to such persons may in the order specify any age not exceeding 60 but not less than 55.

(5B) Before making an order under subsection (5A), the Department must consult such persons (or representatives of such persons) as appear to the Department likely to be affected by the order.

(5C) An order under subsection (5A) is subject to the affirmative procedure’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 10 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(5D) The Department of Finance and Personnel must conduct a review of the provisions of section 10 as to how such provisions may affect the persons set out in section 1(2)(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this Act, shall lay a report of the review before the Assembly and shall do so in advance of commencement of section 10 (apart from this subsection) further to the relevant commencement provisions at section 36 of the Act.’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 11 [Made without division]

Clause 10 , Page 6, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(5E) The Department of Finance and Personnel must conduct a review at intervals of not less than every two years following commencement of section 10 of the Act as to how the provisions of the Act affect the persons set out in section 1(2) of the Act and shall lay a report of the review before the Assembly on or before six months following the commencement of the review.’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 12 [Not called]

Clause 10 , Page 7, Line 7

Leave out paragraph (c)

Daithí McKay
Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 13 [Made without division]

Clause 18 , Page 11

Leave out lines 32 to 34 and insert ‘31 March 2015’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 14 [Made without division]

Clause 28 , Page 16, Line 19

Leave out ‘2014’ and insert ‘2015’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 15 [Made without division]

New Clause

After clause 29 insert -

‘Police pensions

29A.—(1) Regulations C9 and C9A of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988 (S.R. 1988 No. 374), as substituted by Schedule 1 to the Police Service of Northern Ireland Pensions (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, (S.R. 2006 No. 152) (widow’s, etc. pension or gratuity to terminate on re-marriage or other event) shall cease to have effect as from the reinstatement date.

(2) Where any person’s entitlement to receive payment on account of a pension or a gratuity under the Regulations of 1988 was terminated by virtue of regulation C9 or C9A, the pension or gratuity shall be reinstated and become payable as from the reinstatement date.

(3) Nothing in this section authorises or requires any payment on account of a pension in respect of any period before the reinstatement date.

(4) For the purposes of this section the reinstatement date is 1 July 2014.’

Jim Allister

Amendment 16 [Not moved]

Clause 32 , Page 18, Line 18

Leave out from ‘is’ to ‘higher’ on line 20 and insert ‘does not exceed 68, but is not less than 65’

Daithí McKay
Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 17 [Not called]

Clause 33 , Page 20

Leave out line 24

Daithí McKay
Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 18 [Not called]

Clause 36 , Page 21, Line 11

At end insert -

‘( ) section 10(5D);’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

Amendment 19 [Made without division]

Clause 36 , Page 21, Line 13

At end insert -

‘( ) section 29A;’

Jim Allister

Amendment 20 [Not called]

Clause 36 , Page 21, Line 15

At beginning insert -

‘Subject to section 10(5D)’

Alex Attwood
Dominic Bradley
Sean Rogers
Steven Agnew

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