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Police: Pensions

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on the reform of police pensions; and if she will make a statement. (195688)

Police pensions policy is kept under regular review, and has only recently been subject to major changes. We have introduced the New Police Pension Scheme which applies to new entrants joining on or after 6 April 2006. We have also reformed the way police pensions are financed by introducing on 1 April 2006 a system based on employer contributions which takes away from police authorities the financial burden of meeting the cost of pensions in payment. There have been no specific discussions regarding reform beyond these developments.