Pension Schemes Bill — New Clause 1 — Pensions Guidance — 16 Nov 2020 at 20:45
The majority of MPs voted to require the government to offer people a pensions guidance appointment five years before they become eligible to access their pensions, and to repeat the offer annually if it is not declined or taken up.
MPs were considering the Pension Schemes Bill
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:
- “The Secretary of State must write to members or survivors of pension schemes five years prior to the age of becoming eligible to access their benefits, to state a scheduled date and time for a pensions guidance appointment, or the option to reschedule or defer this appointment; and write annually until a pensions guidance appointment has been taken, or the member’s desire to opt out has been confirmed.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would ensure members or survivors of pension schemes receive an impartial pensions guidance appointment prior to the point when they become eligible to access their pension benefits, with an appointment booked each year until such time that the member has received impartial guidance.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the clause be read a Second time.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Pension Schemes Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Pension Schemes Bill, Parliament.uk
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||349 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.4%|
|Lab||0||187 (+2 tell)||0||94.5%|