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Volume 536: debated on Tuesday 22 November 2011


Tuesday 22 November 2011

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Teachers' Pension Scheme

The Petition of teachers in the Cynon Valley,

Declares that the Petitioners note that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, along with other schemes, was reformed in 2007 to ensure sustainability and viability for the long term, declares that the Petitioners reject the Government’s claim that such schemes are unaffordable and a drain on taxpayers, further declares that the Petitioners believe that proposed changes to public sector pensions, including those of teachers, lecturers, principles, head teachers and vice-chancellors working in maintained schools, academics, independent schools, universities and teaching colleges are unjustified and declares that the Petitioners believe that continuing Government changes to these pensions will be deeply damaging to staff recruitment, retention, mobility, morale and motivation and will jeopardise the education of all children and young people.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to withdraw its proposals on reform of teachers’ pensions, and conduct a valuation of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Ann Clwyd.]