Public Service Pensions Bill — Schedule 1 — Pension Age for Members of the Ministry of Defence Police — 22 Apr 2013 at 17:50
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against setting the pension age for members of the Ministry of Defence Police at 60, in line with other members of a police force.
MPs were considering the Public Service Pensions Bill. The motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 78.
- Page 23, line 27, at end insert—
- “(c) includes members of the Ministry of Defence Police nominated under section 1 of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987”
This amendment added the members of the Ministry of Defence Police to those defined as “members of a police force” in Schedule 1 to the Public Service Pensions Bill, and so include them as "persons in public service" who the Bill affects.
Clause 9(2) of the Bill provides that the normal pension age for firefighters, members of police forces, and members of the armed forces should be 60, rather than the person’s state pension age, or 65 if that is higher.
The rejected Lords amendment would have included members of the Ministry of Defence Police among those for whom the lower pension age of 60 would apply.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Public Service Pensions Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Public Service Pensions Bill
-  Page of Lords amendments to the Public Service Pensions Bill containing amendment 79
-  Schedule 1 to the Public Service Pensions Bill.
-  Clause 9(2) of the Public Service Pensions Bill - Pension Age
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.3%|
|Lab||0||203 (+2 tell)||0||79.8%|
|LDem||38 (+1 tell)||2||0||71.9%|
|Michael Crockart||Edinburgh West||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Alan Reid||Argyll and Bute||LDem (front bench)||no|