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Bill documents — Pension Schemes Bill [HL] 2019-21

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
Lords HL Bill 152 Commons amendments (PDF) 17.11.2020
Commons HCB 208 2019-21, as amended in Public Bill Committee - (large print) (PDF) 13.11.2020
Commons HCB 208 2019-21, as amended in Public Bill Committee (PDF) 06.11.2020
Commons Bill 165 2019-21 (as brought from the Lords) (PDF) 16.07.2020
Commons Bill 165 2019-21 (as brought from the Lords) - large font accessible version (PDF) 16.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 120 (as amended on Report) (Corrected version) | PDF version 30.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 120 (as amended on Report) (PDF) 30.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104 (as amended in Grand Committee) | PDF version 04.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 4 (as introduced) | PDF version 07.01.2020

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. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the Bill showing changes made in Public Bill Committee (PDF) 06.11.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 152 Explanatory Notes on Commons amendments | PDF version 17.11.2020
Commons Bill 165 EN 2019-21 (PDF) 16.07.2020
Commons Bill 165 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 16.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 4 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 07.01.2020

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (2) (PDF) 22.06.2020
Lords Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 13.02.2020
Lords Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 08.01.2020

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 152-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons amendments (PDF) 15.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 152(a) Motion for Consideration of Commons amendments (PDF) 14.01.2021
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 16 November 2020 (PDF) 16.11.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 16 November 2020 - (large print) (PDF) 16.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2020 (PDF) 13.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 November 2020 (PDF) 12.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2020 (PDF) 11.11.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 November 2020 (PDF) 05.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2020 (PDF) 04.11.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 November 2020 (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2020 (PDF) 02.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2020 (PDF) 30.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 October 2020 (PDF) 22.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 October 2020 (PDF) 20.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2020 (PDF) 16.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 104-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 25.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(g) Amendments for Report (PDF) 24.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(f) Amendments for Report (PDF) 23.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(e) Amendments for Report (PDF) 22.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(d) Amendments for Report (PDF) 19.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(c) Amendment for Report (PDF) 17.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(b) Amendment for Report (PDF) 16.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 104(a) Amendment for Report (PDF) 08.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 4-IV Fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 02.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 4-III(a) Amendment for Grand Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list (PDF) 28.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 27.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 24.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 20.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(o) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 19.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(n) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 18.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(m) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 17.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(l) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 14.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(k) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 13.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(j) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 12.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(i) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 11.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(h) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 10.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(g) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 07.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(f) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 06.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(e) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 05.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(d) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 04.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(c) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 03.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 30.01.2020
Lords HL Bill 4(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 29.01.2020

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 Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 16 November 2020 (PDF) 16.11.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (PDF) 05.11.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (PDF) 03.11.2020

Bill proceedings: Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. 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 Bill proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 16 November 2020 (PDF) 17.11.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 6 November 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF) 06.11.2020

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 theBill 30.10.2020

Select Committee reports

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

House Select Committee report Date
Lords 2nd Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution 13.02.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say 08.10.2020

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 20.01.2020

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: Carys Boughton, Gareth Ludkin, John Hardy & (on behalf of Divest Parliament), Joel Moreland, Mark Campanale, and Robert Noyes (PSB20) (PDF) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Caroline Pearson, Pensions Manager, L&Q (PSB21) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Aimee Chadha (PSB22) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Steve Delo, PAN Trustees (PSB23) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Pensions Policy Institute (PSB24) (PDF) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Dr Kathryn Waite, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, and Professor Tina Harrison, University of Edinburgh Business School (PSB25) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Willis Towers Watson (PSB26) 06.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) (PSB01) (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (PSB02) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) (PSB03) (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Henry Tapper, Chair, Pension PlayPen and CEO of AgeWage Ltd (PSB04) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Alan Stewart, Chair, The 100 Group Pensions Committee (PSB05) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Royal Mail Group (PSB06) (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PSB07) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Technical Committee of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (PSB08) (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: David Pudge, Chairman of the City of London Law Society Company Law Committee (PSB09) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Con Keating, Chair, Bond Commission, European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (PSB10) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (PSB11) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Richard Butcher (PSB12) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Aon (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: James Churcher (PSB14) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Ian Cowan, Partner, PKF (PSB15) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: RPMI on behalf of the Railway Pension Scheme (PSB16) (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Alistair Rapley (PSB17) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: Nicholas Chadha (PSB18) 03.11.2020
Commons Written evidence: PensionBee Ltd (PSB19) (PDF) 03.11.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment: Summary of Impacts (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex A: Extending and Enhancing the Pensions Regulator’s Information Gathering Powers (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex B: Amendments to the Pension Regulator’s Contribution Notice Regime (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex C: Enhancing the Occupational Pension Schemes’ Sanctions Regime (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex D: Declaration of Intent (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex E: Trustee and Board Statement (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex F: Funding and Investment Strategy (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex G: Collective Money Purchase (CMP) (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex H: Pension Dashboards (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex I: Transfers of Pension Savings (PDF) 15.01.2020
Annex J: Administration Charge Definition (PDF) 15.01.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Legislative consent motion agreed by the Northern Ireland Assembly (PDF) 04.11.2020
Lords Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly (PDF) 02.06.2020

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 Stuart O'Brien, Association of Pension Lawyers, to David Farrar, DWP, in respect of climate related risks (PDF, 265KB) 19.11.2020
Letter from Richard Butler, Chair, PLSA (Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association), to Guy Opperman MP regarding amendments to clause 124 (Paris-alignment strategy) (PDF, 262KB) 18.11.2020
Letter from Stuart O'Brien, Association of Pension Lawyers, to David Farrar, DWP, regarding amendments proposed to the Bill in respect of climate related risks (PDF, 265KB) 13.11.2020
Letter from Richard Butler, Chair, PLSA (Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association), to Guy Opperman MP regarding amendments to clause 124 of the Bill (Paris-alignment strategy) (PDF, 262KB) 12.11.2020
Letter from Guy Opperman MP to Stephen Timms MP regarding issues raised during the Committee stage, first, second, third and fourth days, of the Pension Schemes Bill (PDF, 314KB) 11.11.2020
Letter from Guy Opperman MP to Stephen Timms MP regarding clause 125 of the Pension Schemes Bill 22.10.2020
Letter from Guy Opperman MP to Stephen Timms MP regarding clause 125 (PDF, 465KB) 06.10.2020
Letter from Guy Opperman MP to Felicity Buchan MP regarding survivor benefits (PDF, 235KB) 06.10.2020
Letter from Debbie Gupta, Director of Consumer Investments Supervision, Financial Conduct Authority, to Guy Opperman MP, regarding use of the FCA Warning List to reduce pension scams (PDF, 394KB) 05.10.2020
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members: day one of Grand Committee (PDF, 339KB) 24.03.2020
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members: day two of Grand Committee (PDF, 377KB) 24.03.2020
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members: day three of Grand Committee (PDF, 96KB) 24.03.2020
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott to Members: day four of Grand Committee (PDF, 34KB) 24.03.2020
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott regarding background to the Government amendments tabled (PDF, 92KB) 11.02.2020

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