Public Service Pensions Bill — Clause 9 — Power to Alter Public Sector Pension Ages Following Capability Reviews — 4 Dec 2012 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted against empowering ministers to adjust the normal pension ages of those in certain public sector roles following a capability review.
MPs were considering the Public Service Pensions Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment: 16, in clause 9, page 5, line 29, at end insert—
- ‘(2A) Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply in relation to any category of public service worker as the Secretary of State may by order specify following the publication of a scheme specific capability review.’.
At the time of the vote subclauses 9(1) and 9(2)  stated:
- (1) The normal pension age of a person under a scheme under section 1 must be—
- (a) the same as the person’s state pension age, or
- (b) 65, if that is higher.
- (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to—
- (a) fire and rescue workers who are firefighters,
- (b) members of a police force, and
- (c) members of the armed forces.
- The normal pension age of such persons under a scheme under section 1 must be 60.
The amendment sought to empower ministers to disapply subsection 1 in relation to other classes of workers following a "scheme specific capability review".
-  Parliament's webpage on the Public Service Pensions Bill (now an Act)
-  Clause 9 of the Public Service Pensions Bill as at the time of the vote
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||248 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.6%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||84.1%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.5%|