MPs consider Lords amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill

24 February 2015

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Pension Schemes Bill on Tuesday 24 February 2015.

MPs agreed to Lords Amendments 1 to 117.

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Summary of the Pension Schemes Bill

A bill to make provision about pension schemes, including provision designed to encourage arrangements that offer people different levels of certainty in retirement or that involve different ways of sharing or pooling risk and provision designed to give people greater flexibility in accessing benefits and to help them make informed decisions about what to do with benefits. 

Progress of the Bill

The House of Lords have returned the Bill to the House of Commons with amendments. The Bill completed all its stages in the House of Lords on 5 February 2015.

The Bill had its report stage and third reading on 25 November 2014. The Bill completed its committee stage on 4 November 2014. It had its second reading debate on 2 September 2014. This Government Bill was presented to Parliament on 26 June 2014.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Pension Schemes Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has produced the following papers:

Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.
 
Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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