HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c896

'(1) Where the trustees or managers of an occupational pension scheme receive contributions to the scheme from a European employer, the trustees or managers must ensure that the scheme, so far as it relates to members who are or have been employed by the employer, is operated in a way which is consistent with the requirements of the social and labour law of the host member State.

(2) Regulations may modify any provision of pensions legislation in its application to members of an occupational pension scheme in respect of which the employer is a European employer.

(3) If the trustees or managers of a scheme fail to comply with subsection (1), section 10 of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26) (civil penalties) applies to any trustee or manager who has failed to take all reasonable steps to secure compliance.

(4) In this section "pensions legislation" means—

  1. (a) the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48),
  2. (b) Part 1 of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26), other than sections 62 to 66A of that Act (equal treatment),
  3. (c) Part 1 or section 33 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30), or
  4. (d) this Act.'.—[Mr. Pond.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

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