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Bill documents — Pension Schemes Act 2017

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
Pension Schemes Act 2017 c.17 27.04.2017

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 123 Commons amendments | PDF version, 61KB 30.03.2017
Commons Bill 140 2016-17, as Amended in Committee | PDF version, 240KB 16.02.2017
Commons Bill 125 2016-17, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 246KB 17.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 87 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 227KB 19.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 79 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 224KB 28.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65 (as introduced) | PDF version, 221KB 19.10.2016

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 committee (PDF, 256KB) 21.02.2017

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords Date
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 340KB) 30.11.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 123 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 262KB 30.03.2017
Commons Bill 125-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 810KB 17.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 65 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 533KB 19.10.2016

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.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Commons Supplementary Memorandum concerning the Delegated Powers in the Pension Schemes Bill (PDF, 163KB) 08.02.2017
Commons Dept for Work and Pensions - 16 January 2017 (PDF, 412KB) 16.01.2017

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions - 21 March 2017 (PDF, 72KB) 21.03.2017

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 155KB 29.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 March 2017 | PDF version, 154KB 28.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 March 2017 | PDF version, 147KB 24.03.2017
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 22 March 2017 | PDF version, 154KB 22.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 March 2017 | PDF version, 154KB 21.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 March 2017 | PDF version, 154KB 20.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 March 2017 | PDF version, 154KB 17.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 March 2017 | PDF version, 144KB 16.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 February 2017 | PDF version, 157KB 09.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2017 | PDF version, 156KB 08.02.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 February 2017 | PDF version, 177KB 07.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 February 2017 | PDF version, 170KB 06.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2017 | PDF version, 171KB 03.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2017 | PDF version, 166KB 02.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2017 | PDF version, 142KB 01.02.2017
Lords HL Bill 87(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 49KB) 09.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 79-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 70KB) 15.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 79(c) Amendments for Report (PDF, 57KB) 14.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 79(b) Amendments for Report (PDF, 50KB) 13.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 79(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 60KB) 12.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 65-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 97KB) 24.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 113KB) 18.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 108KB) 17.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(g) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 69KB) 15.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(f) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 71KB) 14.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(e) Amendment for Committee (PDF, 54KB) 11.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 54KB) 10.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 62KB) 09.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 61KB) 08.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 65(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 65KB) 07.11.2016

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 on Report (PDF, 141KB) 20.03.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 181KB) 08.02.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 184KB) 06.02.2017

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 138KB 30.03.2017
Commons All proceedings up to 9 February 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 144KB 10.02.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 February 2017 | PDF version, 142KB 10.02.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 7 February 2017 | PDF version, 137KB 08.02.2017

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 Second Reading 27.01.2017

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Pension Schemes Bill 01.02.2017

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: Briefing for Lords Stages 26.10.2016

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: Robert Hodge, Chairman of the Trustee of Citrus Pension Plan (PSB 02) (PDF, 1MB) 09.02.2017
Commons Written Evidence: The Society of Pension Professionals (PSB 03) (PDF, 329KB) 09.02.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Welplan Pensions master trust (the Scheme) by the Scheme Sponsor, the BESA Group (PSB 04) (PDF, 64KB) 09.02.2017
Commons Written Evidence: James Jones-Tinsley (PSB 05) 09.02.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Smart Pension Limited (PSB 06) (PDF, 184KB) 09.02.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Pension Lawyers (PSB 01) (PDF, 414KB) 07.02.2017

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Updated: Summary of Impacts for Pension Schemes Act (PDF, 143KB) 01.05.2017
Updated Summary Impact Assessment (PDF, 160KB) 01.01.2017
Master trust authorisation (PDF, 748KB) 11.10.2016
Pension schemes bill impact assessment: Summary of Impacts (PDF, 421KB) 01.10.2016
Additional analysis of the impact of capping early exit charges for members of occupational pension schemes (PDF, 200KB) 01.05.2016
Introducing a cap on early exit charges in trust-based occupational pension schemes (PDF, 872KB) 31.03.2016
Banning member-borne commission in occupational pension schemes used for automatic enrolment (PDF, 732KB) 15.12.2015

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 Henley to Baroness Altmann regarding issues raised during the Lords consideration of Commons amendments (PDF, 67KB) 19.04.2017
Letter from Lord Henley to Lord McKenzie regarding the Lords' consideration of Commons amendments debate and the timetable for bringing the Master Trust regulations into force (PDF, 31KB) 19.04.2017
Letter from Richard Harrington MP to Craig McKinlay MP and others regarding references to a scheme funder in clauses 10 and 21 (PDF, 56KB) 20.02.2017
Letter from Richard Harrington MP to Nigel Mills MP and others regarding the deadline by which a Master Trust scheme's accounts must be with the Pension Regulator (PDF, 29KB) 20.02.2017
Letter from Richard Harrington MP to Alex Cunningham MP and others regarding arrangements for informing members when a scheme is to be wound up and members transferred to a new scheme (PDF, 61KB) 20.02.2017
Letter dated 05/12/2016 from Lord Freud to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Pension Schemes Bill Lords committee debate (PDF, 467KB) 05.12.2016
I. Letter dated 05/12/2016 from Lord Freud to Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville regarding the Pension Schemes Bill 2016 committee stage and penalties for fraudulent cold calling pension scams. (PDF, 53KB) 05.12.2016

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