Statement on public service pensions

03 November 2011

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, made a statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 2 November 2011 on progress in the reform of public service pensions.

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rachel Reeves, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on social security and pensions in the topics section of the Parliament website.

Independent Public Service Pensions Commission: Final Report

In 2010, the Chancellor of the Exchequer invited John Hutton to chair the independent Public Service Pensions Commission. The Commission undertook a fundamental structural review of public service pension provision and published Lord Hutton’s final recommendations on 10 March 2011.

Read the commission’s final report on the HM Treasury website.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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