Public Service Pensions Bill — Clause 9 — Pension Age For Pensions Relating to Public Service in Scotland — 4 Dec 2012 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted to link the pension age for pensions relating to public service in Scotland with the state pension age.
MPs were considering the Public Service Pensions Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment: 29, page 5, line 21, after ‘section 1’, insert ‘(other than a Scottish scheme)’
This would have affected Clause 9(1) of the Bill which at the time of the vote stated:
- 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.
The impact would be not to apply the above subclause to Scotland, consequently exempting pensions relating to public service in Scotland from the requirement that new schemes should link pension age with state pension age.
-  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||251 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.6%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|
|SNP||0||3 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|