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 Bradley Lord Bradley Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 2:38 pm, 13th July 2015

My Lords, the Minister said in the Sunday Times last November:

“There has been so much unfairness in pensions over the years. Sadly, this is another unfairness, and should not be permitted these days”.

In the light of that, are the Government going to bring forward proposals quickly to match those words? What provision have they now made to meet the costs of addressing restrictions on survivor benefit payments if that decision is lifted?