Pensions Bill — Third Reading — 18 Oct 2011 at 22:00
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to accelerate raising the state pension age to 66, amend the rules on enrollment to occupational pensions and to take a pension contribution from judges' pay.
The majority of MPs voted to approve the Pensions Bill at its third reading, accepting the Bill as it stood and supporting it continuing its path to becoming law.
Key provisions of the Bill included:
- Accelerating the existing timetable for raising the State Pension age to 66
- Requiring employers to automatically enroll employees into a qualifying pension system if their earnings are above a certain threshold, to require employers to make contributions to that scheme.
- Changes to requirements for the indexation and revaluation requirements for occupational pensions.
- To start taking contributions from judges' pay to contribute towards their pensions.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||244 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.4%|
|Lab||0||222 (+2 tell)||0||86.8%|