Member trustees

Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 5:18 pm on 29th March 2017.

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“(1) By a date to be set by the Secretary of State in regulations, approved Master Trust Schemes must ensure that at least a third of the trustees of the scheme are Member Trustees.

(2) Member Trustees must be individuals who are—

(a) members of the Master Trust scheme; and

(b) not members of senior management of a company that is enrolled in the Master Trust scheme.

(3) Member Trustees must be appointed by a process in which—

(a) any member of the scheme who meets the condition in subsection (2) is to apply to be a Member Trustee,

(b) all the active members of the scheme, or an organisation which adequately represents the active members, are eligible to participate in the selection of the Member Trustees, and

(c) all the deferred members of the scheme, or an organisation which adequately represents the deferred members, are eligible to participate in the selection of the Member Trustees.

(4) Member Trustees should be given sufficient time off by their employer to fulfil their duties.

(5) For the purpose of this clause “senior management”, in relation to an organisation, means the persons who play significant roles in—

(a) the making of decisions about how the whole or a substantial part of its activities are to be managed or organised, or

(b) the actual managing or organising of the whole or a substantial part of those activities.”—Alex Cunningham.)

This new clause requires Master Trusts to make provision for some form of member representation within Master Trusts.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 187, Noes 289.

Division number 192 Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] — Member trustees

Aye: 187 MPs

No: 289 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 11