HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 cc281-3 `.—(1) The Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 shall be amended as follows. (2) In section 119 (Persons outside Great Britain), at the beginning there shall be inserted "Subject to section 119A". (3) After section 119, there shall be inserted— "Entitlement to pension uprating (residence outside Great Britain) (phased introduction) 119A—(1) This section applies to any person who is entitled to a retirement pension under Part II or III of this Act and who is disqualified by reason of residence outside Great Britain from a retirement pension under this Act, or any uprating of any such pension (an 'affected pensioner'). (2) There shall be paid to any affected pensioner any uprating of a retirement pension which is payable to any other pensioner under this Act at any date after the passing of the Pensions Act 1995. (3) The Secretary of State shall by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision for a scheme which shall ensure that, within the period of five years after the passing of the Pensions Act 1995, no affected pensioner shall receive a retirement pension of any lesser amount than he would have received if he had been resident in Great Britain throughout the period from which he first became eligible for a retirement pension. (4) So far as practicable, a scheme under subsection (3) above shall ensure that an affected pensioner's retirement pension is increased by an equal amount in each year of the five year period referred to in that subsection.":.—[Mr. Churchill.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time—

The House divided:Ayes 35, Noes 167.

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Barnes, Harry Lynne, Ms Liz
Beggs, Roy Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Bowden, Sir Andrew Mills, Iain
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon) Morris, Rt Hon Alfred (Wy'nshawe)
Carlile, Alexander (Montgomery) Parry, Robert
Chidgey, David Rendel, David
Churchill, Mr Ross, William (E Londonderry)
Cohen, Harry Salmond, Alex
Corbyn, Jeremy Skinner, Dennis
Smyth, The Reverend Martin
Cunningham, Roseanna Taylor, Sir Teddy (Southend, E)
Davis, Terry (B'ham, H'dge H'l) Tyler, Paul
Foster, Don (Bath) Welsh, Andrew
Graham, Thomas Wise, Audrey
Hannam, Sir John Wolfson, Mark
Hughes, Simon (Southwark) Wray, Jimmy
Jessel, Toby
Johnston, Sir Russell Tellers for the Ayes:
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham) Mr. Andrew Mackinlay and Dr. John Marek.
kirkwood, Archy
Ainsworth, Peter (East Suney) Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)
Alexander, Richard Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)
Alison, Rt Hon Michael (Selby) Bates, Michael
Amess, David Batiste, Spencer
Ancram, Michael Bellingham, Henry
Arbuthnot, James Beresford, Sir Paul
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham) Biffen, Rt Hon John
Arnold, Sir Thomas (Hazel Grv) Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Atkins, Rt Hon Robert Booth, Hartley
Boswell, Tim Jackson, Robert (Wantage)
Bottomley, Peter (Eltham) Jenkin, Bernard
Bowis, John Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)
Brandreth, Gyles Jones, Robert B (W Hertfdshr)
Brazier, Julian King, Rt Hon Tom
Bright, Sir Graham Kirkhope, Timothy
Browning, Mrs Angela Knight, Mrs Angela (Erewash)
Bruce, Ian (Dorset) Knight, Greg (Derby N)
Burns, Simon Kynoch, George (Kincardine)
Burt, Alistair Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Carrington, Matthew Lamont, Rt Hon Norman
Cash, William Legg, Barry
Channon, Rt Hon Paul Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Chapman, Sydney Lidington, David
Clappison, James Lightbown, David
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Ru'clif) Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Colvin, Michael Lord, Michael
Conway, Derek Luff, Peter
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre For'st) Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Cope, Rt Hon Sir John MacGregor, Rt Hon John
Couchman, James MacKay, Andrew
Currie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire) Maclean, Rt Hon David
Davies, Quentin (Stamford) Maitland, Lady Olga
Davis, David (Boothferry) Malone, Gerald
Day, Stephen Mans, Keith
Deva, Nirj Joseph Martin, David (Portsmouth S)
Devlin, Tim Mates, Michael
Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen Merchant, Piers
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James Moate, Sir Roger
Dover, Den Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Duncan, Alan Nelson, Anthony
Duncan-Smith, Iain Neubert, Sir Michael
Dunn, Bob Newton, Rt Hon Tony
Durant, Sir Anthony Nicholls, Patrick
Eggar, Rt Hon Tim Nicholson, David (Taunton)
Elletson, Harold Onslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley
Evans, Jonathan (Brecon) Oppenheim, Phillip
Evans, Nigel (Ribble Valley) Page, Richard
Evans, Roger (Monmouth) Patnick, Sir Irvine
Fabricant, Michael Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Field, Barry (Isle of Wight) Porter, David (Waveney)
Fishburn, Dudley Portillo, Rt Hon Michael
Forman, Nigel Rathbone, Tim
Forsyth, Rt Hon Michael (Stirling) Redwood, Rt Hon John
Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring) Richards, Rod
Freeman, Rt Hon Roger Robathan, Andrew
French, Douglas Roberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Gale, Roger Robertson, Raymond (Ab'd'n S)
Gallie, Phil Robinson, Mark (Somerton)
Garnier, Edward Rowe, Andrew (Mid Kent)
Gillan, Cheryl Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Goodson-Wickes, Dr Charles Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)
Gorst, Sir John Spencer, Sir Derek
Greenway, John (Ryedale) Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)
Gummer, Rt Hon John Selwyn Spink, Dr Robert
Hague, William Spring, Richard
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archibald Sproat, Iain
Hanley, Rt Hon Jeremy Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)
Hawkins, Nick Stephen, Michael
Hayes, Jerry Streeter, Gary
Heald, Oliver Sweeney, Walter
Hendry, Charles Sykes, John
Higgins, Rt Hon Sir Terence Taylor, Ian (Esher)
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (G'tham) Thomason, Roy
Horam, John Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Howarth, Alan (Strat'rd-on-A) Thurnham, Peter
Hughes, Robert G (Harrow W) Townsend, Cyril D (Bexl'yh'th)
Jack, Michael Trend, Michael
Twinn, Dr Ian Whittingdale, John
Waller, Gary Widdecombe, Ann
Wardle, Charles (Bexhill) Willetts, David
Wilshire, David
Waterson, Nigel
Watts, John Tellers for the Noes:
Wells, Bowen Mr. Timothy Wood and Mr. Andrew Mitchell.
Wheeler, Rt Hon Sir John

Question accordingly negatived.

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