Clause 117 - Regulations and directions

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 27 January 2022.

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Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2:00, 27 January 2022

I beg to move Government amendment 43, in clause 117, page 93, line 22, at end insert—

“(ba) scheme regulations for a local government scheme (within the meaning of Chapter 3 of Part 1), or”

This amendment disapplies the subsections (1) to (7) of clause 117 in relation to scheme regulations for a local government scheme.

Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

With this it will be convenient to discuss clause stand part.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Clause 117 defines the terms “affirmative procedure” and “negative procedure”, in order that regulations made under the Bill follow the appropriate parliamentary process. Amendment 43 is a clarifying amendment to make clear that the provisions described in clause 117 do not apply to regulations under chapter 3 concerning the local government schemes.

Regulations under chapter 3 have been made under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 or the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, rather than under this Bill. The 2013 and 2014 Acts contain the relevant provisions for regulations made under those Acts.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 117, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.