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Bill documents — Pension Schemes Act 2015

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Pension Schemes Act 2015 c.8 09.03.2015

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 166 2014-15, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 136KB 06.02.2015
Lords HL Bill 90 2014-15, as amended on Report | PDF version, 463KB 28.01.2015
Lords HL Bill 79 2014-15, as amended in Committee | PDF version, 453KB 13.01.2015
Lords HL Bill 63 2014-15, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 438KB 27.11.2014
Commons Bill 114 2014-15, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 276KB 05.11.2014
Commons Bill 12 2014-15, as introduced | PDF version, 206KB 26.06.2014

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 660KB) 05.11.2014

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 166-EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 35KB 06.02.2015
Lords HL Bill 63-EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 204KB 27.11.2014
Commons Bill 12-EN 2014-15 | PDF version 26.06.2014

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version 05.02.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 146KB 04.02.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 147KB 29.01.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 146KB 27.01.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 178KB 24.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 170KB 23.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 187KB 22.01.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 151KB 10.01.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 226KB 09.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 182KB 07.01.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 260KB 06.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 149KB 23.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 148KB 20.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 209KB 19.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version 18.12.2014
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 25 November 2014 | PDF version, 378KB 25.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 21 November 2014 | PDF version, 369KB 24.11.2014
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 21 November 2014 (PDF, 371KB) 21.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 19 November 2014 | PDF version, 358KB 20.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2014 | PDF version, 218KB 04.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 October 2014 | PDF version, 234KB 30.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 October 2014 | PDF version, 272KB 28.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 23 October 2014 | PDF version, 180KB 24.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals PS 10 24.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 October 2014 | PDF version, 263KB 23.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2014 | PDF version, 265KB 21.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 17 October 2014 | PDF version, 197KB 20.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 14 October 2014 | PDF version, 166KB 15.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 11 September 2014 | PDF version, 34KB 12.09.2014

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 403KB) 24.02.2015
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 61KB) 24.11.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 140KB) 03.11.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 142KB) 30.10.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 145KB) 28.10.2014

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 February 2015 | PDF version, 55KB 25.02.2015
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 25 November 2014 | PDF version, 344KB 26.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 November 2014 | PDF version, 189KB 05.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 30 October 2014 | PDF version, 115KB 31.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 October 2014 | PDF version, 157KB 29.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 October 2014 | PDF version, 97KB 24.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 October 2014 | PDF version, 115KB 22.10.2014

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on House of Commons Stages 21.11.2014
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 21.08.2014

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Pension Schemes Bill evidence programme announced 17.10.2014
Commons Have your say on the Pension Schemes Bill 03.09.2014

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Consolidated PDF Version (PDF, 2MB) 07.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Investment Management Association PS 16 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: NASUWT PS 17 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Professional Financial Advisers - supplementary PS 18 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Bernard H Casey PS 13 (PDF, 382KB) 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: First Actuarial LLP PS 14 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries PS 15 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Partnership Assurance Group plc (Partnership) PS 12 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Mercer PS 01 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: TUC PS 02 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Society of Pension Professionals PS 03 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Equity Release Council PS 04 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: John Greenwood PS 05 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: British Airline Pilot’ Association (BALPA) PS 06 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) PS 07 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Intergenerational Foundation PS 08 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: John Ralfe PS 09 22.10.2014

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Professional Financial Advisers PS 11 29.10.2014
Amendments to Pension Schemes Bill (private sector defined benefit transfers) (PDF, 2MB) 19.09.2014
Summary of Impacts (PDF, 327KB) 01.06.2014

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly - 9 December 2014 (PDF, 100KB) 17.03.2015
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly - 13 January 2015 (PDF, 100KB) 17.03.2015
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly - 04 February 2015 (PDF, 101KB) 12.02.2015

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter from Lord Bourne of Aberyswyth to Lord Bradley and Lord McAvoy regarding Part 2 of the Pension Schemes Bill. (PDF, 866KB) 20.01.2015
Letter from Lord Newby to Baroness Hollis of Heigham regarding the Pension Schemes Bill: pension flexibilities and income-related benefits (PDF, 631KB) 19.01.2015
Letter from Lord Newby to Lord German and Lord Best regarding an amendment to the Pensions Schemes Bill which would ensure an individual's assets, in particular, housing wealth are taken into acccount in a pension decision (PDF, 495KB) 19.01.2015
Letter from Lord Newby to Baroness Greengross regarding the Pension Schemes Bill and the consideration of State Pension entitlement as a factor relevant to a consumer's decision to take their pension pot (PDF, 420KB) 19.01.2015
Letter from Lord Newby to Lord McAvoy and Lord Bradley regarding issues raised during the Pension Schemes Bill Lords Committee stage, including Clause 54 - salary sacrifice (PDF, 1MB) 19.01.2015
Letter from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord McAvoy regarding points raised in relation to clause 44 of the Pension Schemes Bill 2014-15 (PDF, 193KB) 15.01.2015
Letter from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord Bradley regarding Pension Schemes Bill 2014-15 - Grand Committee (PDF, 415KB) 15.01.2015

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