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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (28 Jun 2005)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make a statement on the applicability of the Pensions Protection Fund to Dexion pensions holders; (2) if he will make a statement on planned state support for the Dexion pension holders; (3) if he will make a statement on the timeframe for action by his Department on support for Dexion pensions holders.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (28 Jun 2005)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the taxable status of compensatory pensions for Dexion pension holders.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (28 Jun 2005)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former Dexion (a) workers and (b) retired workers he estimates are principally reliant on state pensions.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (28 Jun 2005)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the backdating of compensatory Government payments for Dexion pension holders.

Business of the House (14 Jul 2005)

Mike Penning: ...honourable man who had done the right thing and paid into an occupational pension scheme for more than 20 years. Two weeks after the occupational pension scheme went into liquidation along with the Dexion Company that he worked for, David found out that he had prostate cancer, which was terminal. He has left a widow with no pension whatsoever. David had done the honourable thing, along...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Protection Fund (31 Oct 2005)

Mike Penning: I thank the Minister for that answer. I am sure that the Pension Protection Fund will help people who pay into pensions in future if they have their pensions stolen, as has happened to former Dexion workers in my constituency. The PPF will not help them today, however, and I hope that the financial assistance scheme will be rolled out by Christmas. When the Secretary of State meets my...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Dexion Workers (8 Nov 2005)

Mike Penning: To ask the Prime Minister if he will meet former Dexion workers from Hemel Hempstead.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme (6 Feb 2006)

Mike Penning: Through the Minister, may I thank the Secretary of State for meeting a delegation of former Dexion workers from my constituency, 700 of whom have had their pensions stolen? Is there any sign of when they are likely to receive compensation through the financial assistance scheme?

Occupational Pensions (16 Mar 2006)

Mike Penning: In good faith, I took a delegation of the 700 Dexion workers who had had their pensions stolen from them to see the Secretary of State. I have spoken to members of the delegation this morning, and they feel betrayed. At no time during the meeting did the Secretary of State indicate that the Government would ignore the advice of the ombudsman. This is a bad day for Parliament. If that kind of...

Point of Order: Pensions Reform (27 Jun 2006)

Mike Penning: ...result. Indeed, they have every reason not to believe or trust in pension schemes, given what has gone on over recent years. About four years ago, when I was a parliamentary candidate, the former Dexion workers in my constituency asked for my support in their campaign for natural justice in respect of the pensions that had been stolen from them. I sat with them for three days and went...

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Supplementary Estimates 2006-07: Occupational Pensions (7 Dec 2006)

Mike Penning: ..., it would seem, to put the ombudsman on trial. However, I shall not waste time discussing that; the members of the public who have been listening to this debate, and the 700 members of the former Dexion scheme, will have heard that for themselves. I pay tribute to the Chairman of the Select Committee and to the ombudsman for a brave report and for sticking to their guns. There is an...

Orders of the Day: Pensions Bill (16 Jan 2007)

Mike Penning: ...a result of mistakes in DLA. The Minister would not expect me to make a speech about occupational pensions without mentioning the theft of pensions from 65,000 pensioners, not least the 700 former Dexion workers in my constituency. That is important to this debate, because it is about trust. The Government have made a huge assumption that many people will open a personal account or a...

Business of the House: Occupational Pensions (22 Feb 2007)

Mike Penning: ...State for his statement, and for the Government's considerations on the money, which will help in respect of the compensation and the court costs. However, in my constituency there are almost 700 Dexion workers—as the Secretary of State knows because he has met a delegation of them—and they will be deeply disappointed that there is to be more delay. They thought that after the...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Occupational Pensions (17 Apr 2007)

Mike Penning: I am pleased to see the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Front Bench to hear this intervention. Is my hon. Friend aware that Peter Humphreys, who heads the Dexion compensation team, is in intensive care suffering from a very difficult illness? He phoned me from there today to ask me to bang heads together across the House to support tomorrow's amendment, which has cross-party...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 38 — Financial assistance scheme: increased levels of payments (18 Apr 2007)

Mike Penning: My hon. Friend is very generous in giving way. The reason that this is so urgent—the Minister will remember that he met the widows of members of the Dexion scheme and other pension schemes who lost their husbands since the schemes collapsed—is that those people are in the lobbies today. They need help today, not after a review, and they should not be fobbed off yet again.

Orders of the Day: New Clause 38 — Financial assistance scheme: increased levels of payments (18 Apr 2007)

Mike Penning: ...(Mr. Field) throughout the campaign. The issue was brought to my attention when I was a parliamentary candidate in Hemel Hempstead some six years ago. Just after I was selected, the former Dexion workers committee came to see me. They asked me to read their file—it was about 6 in deep—and give them my opinion on whether they had been treated fairly and with dignity, whether...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 38 — Financial assistance scheme: increased levels of payments (18 Apr 2007)

Mike Penning: ...a thing to happen? At the risk of sounding like an alcoholic, I shall mention beer again. I am very proud to have bought the last pint enjoyed by a gentleman called David Cheshire. He had worked for the Dexion group for many years and, just after the company announced that it was insolvent and that his pension would be lost, he was diagnosed with untreatable, terminal cancer. A week before...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 38 — Financial assistance scheme: increased levels of payments (18 Apr 2007)

Mike Penning: I stood on a manifesto, defending the Dexion workers, in which we said that we would compensate them from the unclaimed assets. That was in our manifesto, and that is what we stood on.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme (23 Apr 2007)

Mike Penning: ...trade unions, the Secretary of State and the Chancellor, can I ask whether any people who were not members of trade unions were present? Many of the people who have lost their pensions, including the Dexion workers in my constituency, are not trade union members and were not invited to this little gathering.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme (4 Jun 2007)

Mike Penning: ...moments ago that more than 100,000 beneficiaries of the FAS scheme are now getting the money, but how many of the 125,000 are getting their full entitlement under the scheme and how many of the 700 Dexion workers whose pensions were stolen from them have received the full amount that they were promised?


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