Occupational Pensions: Survivor Benefits — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:38 pm on 13th July 2015.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 2:38 pm, 13th July 2015

My Lords, equalisation is a very important issue to many people in same-sex partnerships and it therefore has to be dealt with rapidly. Indeed, when this House passed the Act, we expected a rapid answer to it. Of course, costs will be involved but they will rise if they are not dealt with now, and we know they will diminish over time to a very small amount. When will the Minister commit to taking a decision on this matter?