[S2M-4253] Decision Time — 20 Apr 2006 at 17:03
This looks like the vote on S2M-4253
The description in the bulletin on 2006-04-19 is:
*S2M-4253 Colin Fox: Local Government Pensions—That the Parliament notes with concern the Scottish Executive’s announcement on 17 January 2006 to abolish the Rule of 85 for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Scotland; recognises that the proposed changes will have a detrimental impact on many working people who support vital public services, often on low wages, in a wide range of occupations in Scotland, including workers in local government, the Environment Agency, police support, cleaning and waste companies, the voluntary sector, bus companies, higher education and others; notes that this decision means that LGPS members are denied the same rights and protections as members of other public sector pension schemes which have agreed to allow retirement at the age of 60 on a full pension; further notes recent comments made by EU Commissioners on this issue indicating that changes to the Rule of 85 would not necessarily be a requirement under EU legislation and previous assurances given to COSLA and the relevant trade unions that the Rule of 85 for members of the LGPS in Scotland would be retained; recognises that members of the LGPS contribute to the scheme and want to ensure that there is a viable and sustainable future for it; further recognises that the financial standing of Scotland’s LGPS is significantly healthier than schemes elsewhere in the UK and therefore calls for a distinctive approach, and further calls on the Executive to review and publish its legal advice regarding the Rule of 85 and to work with trade unions and COSLA to find a settlement which protects local government workers’ pension rights. Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*
Text Introducing Division:
The next question is, that motion S2M-4253, in the name of Colin Fox, on local government pensions, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
There will be a division.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Abstentions||Turnout|
|Ms Rosemary Byrne||South of Scotland||whilst SSP||no|
|Tommy Sheridan||Glasgow||whilst SSP||no|