Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill — 22 May 2000 at 17:10

moved Amendment No. 175:

After Clause 60, insert the following new clause--

:TITLE3:("CHAPTER IV")

:TITLE3:WAR WIDOWS' PENSIONS

:TITLE3:War widows' pensions--entitlement

.--(1) The Secretary of State shall review the operation of this section when--

(a) a report on the armed forces pension scheme has been laid before Parliament by the Secretary of State for Defence; and

(b) the results of any public consultation upon a report as cited in paragraph (a) above have been published;

and a report of any review carried out under this section shall be laid before Parliament.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a widow in receipt of a widow's pension under any of the enactments mentioned in subsection (4) ("the DSS pension") and in receipt of a pension paid under the Armed Forces Pension Scheme shall on remarriage or when living together as husband and wife with a member of the opposite sex only retain the Forces Family Pension (attributable).

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a widow in receipt of a basic pension under section 44 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; and a widow in receipt of such a pension who has remarried or is living together as husband and wife with a member of the opposite sex may not retain the Forces Family Pension (attributable).

(4) The enactments referred to in subsection (2) are--

(a) the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983, and any order re-enacting the provisions of that order,

(b) the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983, and any subsequent scheme made under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939,

(c) any scheme made under the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939, or the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 applying the provisions of any such order as is referred to in paragraph (a),

(d) the order made under section 1(5) of the Ulster Defence Regiment Act 1969 concerning pensions and other grants in respect of disablement or death due to service in the Ulster Defence Regiment.").

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 175) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 143; Not-Contents, 117.

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

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 03.8%
Con87 (+1 tell) 039.3%
Crossbench19 (+1 tell) 012.2%
Green1 0100.0%
Lab0 114 (+2 tell)61.1%
LDem32 052.5%
Other1 110.0%
Total:141 11537.9%

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