Public Service Pensions Bill Marshalled List of Amendments Consideration Stage Tuesday 14 January 2014

The Bill will be considered in the following order-

Clauses, Schedules and Long Title

Amendment 1 [Made on division]

Clause 5, Page 3, Line 2

Leave out from beginning to ‘workers),’ in line 3 and insert -

‘(1) Subject to subsection (2), scheme regulations for a scheme under section 1’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 2 [Made without division]

Clause 5, Page 3, Line 6

Leave out ‘must provide’ and insert ‘may make the provision required under subsection (1) above by providing’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 3 [Negatived on division]

Clause 5, Page 3, Line 30

Leave out ‘member representatives’ and insert ‘trade union representatives’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 4 [Not called]

Clause 5, Page 4, Line 4

At end insert -

(10) In this Act a “trade union” has the meaning set out in Section 1 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 5 [Negatived on division]

Clause 8, Page 5

Leave out lines 9 and 10

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 6 [Negatived on division]

Clause 8, Page 5, Line 26

Leave out ‘negative resolution’ and insert ‘the affirmative procedure (see section 34(1))’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 7 [Negatived on division]

Clause 9, Page 6, Line 11

Leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘10’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 8 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10, Page 6

Leave out lines 15 and 16 and insert ‘65.’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 9 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10, Page 6, Line 16

At end insert -

‘(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a person under a scheme under section 1 whose normal pension age is specified by scheme regulations for the scheme.

The normal pension age for such a person must be the age specified by the scheme regulations; and such regulations may specify any age less than state pension age, but not less than 65.’

Mr Daithí McKay
Mr Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle

Amendment 10 [Made without division]

Clause 10, Page 6, Line 17

Leave out subsection (2) and insert -

‘(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to fire and rescue workers who are firefighters.

The normal pension age for such persons under a scheme under section 1 must be the age specified by the scheme regulations for the scheme; and such regulations may specify any age not exceeding 60, but not less than 55.

(2A) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to members of the police service.

The normal pension age for such persons under a scheme under section 1 must be 60.’

Mr Daithí McKay
Mr Mitchel McLaughlin
Ms Michaela Boyle
Mr John McCallister

Amendment 11 [Not called]

Clause 10, Page 6, Line 21

At end insert -

‘for members of the police service and no more than 60 for fire and rescue workers who are firefighters’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers
Mr John McCallister

Amendment 12 [Negatived on division]

Clause 10, Page 6

Leave out lines 24 to 33 and insert ‘65.’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

Amendment 13 [Made without division]

Clause 11, Page 7, Line 27

At end insert -

‘(4A) Before giving directions under this section the Department of Finance and Personnel must consult such persons (or representatives of such persons) as appear to the Department likely to be affected by the directions.’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 14 [Made without division]

Clause 11, Page 7, Line 31

Leave out ‘(4)’ and insert ‘(4A)’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 15 [Made without division]

Clause 12, Page 8, Line 30

At end insert -

‘(10) Before giving directions or making regulations under this section the Department of Finance and Personnel must consult such persons (or representatives of such persons) as appear to the Department likely to be affected by the directions or regulations.’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 16 [Made without division]

Clause 13, Page 9, Line 20

After ‘qualified’ insert -

‘and must not be-

(a) an employee of the responsible authority;

(b) the scheme manager;

(c) a scheme member; or

(d) an employee of the Department of Finance and Personnel’

Chair, Statutory Committee for Finance and Personnel

Amendment 17 [Made without division]

Clause 14, Page 9, Line 24

After ‘is’ insert ‘a’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 18 [Made without division]

Clause 18, Page 11, Line 26

At end insert -

‘(5A) Scheme regulations may also provide for exceptions to subsection (1) in the case of -

(a) persons who were members of a public body pension scheme specified in the regulations, or who were eligible to be members of such a scheme, immediately before 1 April 2012, and

(b) such other persons as the regulations may specify, being persons who before that date had ceased to be members of a scheme referred to in paragraph (a) or to be eligible for membership of such a scheme.’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 19 [Made without division]

Clause 18, Page 11, Line 27

After ‘(5)’ insert ‘or (5A)’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 20 [Made without division]

Clause 18, Page 11, Line 37

After ‘(5)’ insert ‘, (5A)’

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Amendment 21 [Negatived on division]

Clause 24, Page 13, Line 34

Leave out from ‘if’ to the end of line 3 on page 14

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Sean Rogers

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