Public Service Pensions Bill — New Clause 3 — Entitlement to Remain Member of Public Sector Pension Scheme If Transferred to Contractor — 4 Dec 2012 at 15:30
The majority of MPs voted against allowing public sector workers who are transferred to a contractor outside of the public sector to be entitled to remain a member of their public sector pensions scheme.
MPs were considering the Public Service Pensions Bill. The proposed new clause rejected in this vote, titled, "Fair deal" stated:
- A member of a public service pension scheme is entitled to remain an active member of that scheme following—
- (a) the compulsory transfer of his contract of employment to an independent contractor; and
- (b) any subsequent compulsory transfer of his contract of employment.’.
During the debate Christopher Leslie MP stated:
- The new fair deal would ensure that all public service workers who were compulsorily transferred to an independent contractor, be it a private company, a charity or another third sector body, would be entitled to remain an active member of their public service pension scheme
-  Parliament's webpage on the Public Service Pensions Bill (now an Act)
-  Clause 3 of the Public Service Pensions Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Christopher Leslie MP, (Nottingham East, Labour), 4 December 2012
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||242 (+1 tell)||0||0||79.7%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||83.7%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.5%|