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Public Sector Pensions

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 10 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they are fulfilling their commitment to engage in effective dialogue over the future of public sector pensions; and whether they will soon engage in fresh negotiations on public sector pensions with all public sector trade unions affiliated to the Trades Union Congress. [HL1532]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
(Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

Each public service scheme is the subject of a separate review led by the responsible department. Schemes have been consulting on proposals for reform. In some cases consultation is over, in other cases consultation is still in progress. To allow consideration of all the relevant issues it is right for the reviews to continue, accepting representations from all stakeholders, including the trade unions, as at present.