New Clause 24 - Jurisdiction

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 27th April 2004.

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'(1) After section 146(4) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48) (power to apply Part 10 of that Act to those concerned with the administration of a scheme) insert—

''(4A) For the purposes of subsection (4) a person or body of persons is concerned with the administration of an occupational or personal pension scheme where the person or body is responsible for carrying out an act of administration concerned with the scheme.''

(2) The amendment made by this section has effect in relation to the making of any provision under section 146(4) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c.48) applying Part 10 of that Act in relation to a complaint or a dispute in so far as it relates to a matter which arises on or after the day on which this section comes into force.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), a question falling within section 146(1)(g) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48) is to be treated as a dispute.'.—[Malcolm Wicks.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.