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Lords starts detailed check of Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill

12 October 2021

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Members of the Lords began detailed examination of the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill in committee stage on Monday 11 October.

The  Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill aims to address discrimination in public service pension schemes and ensure access to high quality defined benefit schemes on a fair and equal basis.

Line by line examination

Committee stage is the first chance to check the bill in detail and make changes.

Proposed changes 

Members put forward changes (PDF) (amendments) to the bill to be discussed at committee stage.

Members speaking discussed changes on a wide range of subjects. For example pension scheme regulations and voluntary contributions.

Get involved

Watch and read the debate

Find out about all the issues members discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read a the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore further information

Read background on the bill in the Lords Library Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill briefing.

Next steps

Report stage, an opportunity to closely scrutinise elements of the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled. 

What's happened so far

Second reading: Tuesday 7 September

Members discussed key areas of the bill during the second reading, including rising longevity of the population and increasing the pension age, differential treatment of judges and the Cost Control Mechanism. 

Find out more about the issues discussed. Catch up on Parliament TV. A transcript of the debate is available in House of Lords Hansard.

Image: copyright House of Lords 2021 / photography by Roger Harris