Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill — Widows'/widowers' SERPS entitlements — 3 Apr 2000

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.

(a) the references to 5th April 2000 (wherever occurring) shall have effect, and be deemed always to have had effect, as references to 5th October 2002; and

(b) the references to 6th April 2000 (wherever occurring) shall have effect, and be deemed always to have had effect, as references to 6th October 2002.

(2) Those provisions are--

(a) sections 39(3) and 39C(4)(widowed mother's allowance and widowed parent's allowance);

(b) sections 48BB(7), 48C(3) and 51(3) (Category B retirement pensions); and

(c) paragraphs 4(3), 5A(2) and (3) and 6(3) and (4) of Schedule 5 (deferred pensions).

(3) For section 52(3) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (power to substitute a later year for references to year 2000 in prescribed provisions of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992) there shall be substituted--

"(3) The regulations may amend (or further amend) any prescribed provision set out in section (Preservation of rights in respect of additional pensions) (2) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (which sets out provisions falling within subsection (2) of this section) so as to substitute a reference to a later date for--

(a) any reference in that provision to 5th October 2002 or 6th October 2002; or

(b) any reference to a date inserted in that provision by a substitution made by virtue of this subsection."

(4) After section 52(4) of that Act of 1999 there shall be inserted--

"(4A) The regulations may provide, for the purposes of any provision made by virtue of subsection (4), for a case in which a person who, as a consequence of receiving incorrect or incomplete information, did not give any consideration to--

(a) the taking of a step which is a step he might have taken had he considered the matter on the basis of correct and complete information, or

(b) refraining from taking a step which is a step he did take but might have refrained from taking had he considered the matter on that basis,

to be treated as a case in which his failure to take the step, or his taking of the step he did take, was in reliance on the incorrect or incomplete information and as a case in which that step is one which he would have taken, or (as the case may be) would not have taken, had the information been correct and complete."

(5) In section 52(6) of that Act of 1999 (supplemental provisions of regulations relating to the scheme), after paragraph (e) there shall be inserted--

"(ea) prescribing the matters that may be relied on, and the presumptions that may be made, in the determination of whether or not the prescribed conditions have been satisfied;".'.-- [Mr. Rooker.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

The estimated cost is £7,100 million.--[ Official Report , 21 March 2000; Vol. 346, c. 479W.]

a person who . . . did not give any consideration to . . .

(b) refraining from taking a step which is a step he did take but might have refrained from taking had he considered the matter on that basis

to be treated as a case in which his failure to take the step, or his taking of the step he did take, was in reliance on the incorrect or incomplete information.

receiving incorrect or incomplete information,

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments Nos. 34, 35, 28 to 32 and 85.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--

The House divided: Ayes 26, Noes 273.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 000.0%
Independent1 0033.3%
Lab272 (+2 tell) 0065.9%
LDem0 24 (+2 tell)056.5%
PC0 2050.0%
Total:273 26048.2%

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