Opposition Day — [8th allotted day] — Occupational Pensions — 17 Apr 2007 at 21:45
I beg to move,
That this House has no confidence in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's handling of occupational pensions.
I beg to move, to leave out from 'House' to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
'notes and welcomes the acts of this Chancellor and Government to tackle the legacy of pensions mis-selling, support occupational pensions through a Pension Protection Fund set up for the first time and anew Pensions Regulator, further support 125,000 people through the Financial Assistance Scheme whose occupational pensions were affected by employer insolvency, set out the long-term framework for pensions through the new Pensions Bill, including re-linking the uprating of the basic State Pension to average earnings, introduce a new scheme of low cost personal accounts and stakeholder pensions of which over three million have been created, remove the dividend tax credit, make reductions in corporation tax which have contributed to the 50 per cent. rise in business investment and helped the UK economy to grow in each of the last 39 quarters and introduce the winter fuel allowance, free television licences and the Pension Credit to provide an additional framework of support for today's pensioners.'.
Question put accordingly, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 233, Noes 298.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||175 (+2 tell)||0||90.3%|
|Lab||297 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.9%|