HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc426-7W
34. Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the number of firms wishing to contract out of the State second pension scheme.

Mr. Orme

It is up to every employer with an occupational pension scheme to decide, after the necessary consultations, whether or not to contract out. With less than nine months remaining before the start of the new pensions scheme, however, it is most important that all employers proposing to contract-out should press on to help avoid a late rush of applications to the Occupational Pensions Board.