Pensions Bill — New Clause 8 — Review To Determine Pension Entitlements for Women Born on or After 6 April 1951 — 29 Oct 2013 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted against a review to determine whether all women born on or after 6 April 1951 should be included within the scope of new state pension arrangements to be established by the Pensions Bill.
The Bill contains provisions to move the state pension to a single-component flat-rate pension from the current system of a basic rate, based on number of year's national insurance contributions, and an additional state pension based on earnings before retirement.
The Bill also brings the increase in the pensionable age from 66 to 67 forward by eight years. The Bill provides for the increase to begin in 2026 and end in 2028.
One MP, Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion) who expressed support for New Clause 8 during the debate explained she was concerned with:
- the group of women who will not qualify for the single-tier pension, whereas men with the same date of birth will.
MPs were considering the Pensions Bill. The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the clause be added to the Bill.
The clause in question was New Clause 8, titled Review in relation to women born on or after 6 April 1951, it stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State shall conduct a review to determine whether all women born on or after 6 April 1951 should be included within the scope of the new state pension arrangements established by this Act.
- (2) The Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report on the review within six months of Royal Assent of this Act and must lay a copy of the report before Parliament
-  Caroline Lucas MP (Brighton, Pavilion), House of Commons, 29 October 2013
-  Parliament's webpage on the Pensions Bill (now an Act)
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 29 October 2013
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||246 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.0%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||82.9%|
|LDem||48 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.5%|