HL Deb 05 December 1983 vol 445 c982WA
Lord Stallard

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the full terms of reference, and membership, of the special inquiry into provision for retirement, announced by the Secretary of State for the DHSS on 23rd November 1983.

Lord Glenarthur

The terms of reference of the inquiry areTo study the future development, adequacy and costs of state, occupational and private provision for retirement in the United Kingdom, including the portability of pension rights, and to consider possible changes in those arrangements, taking account of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Social Services in their report on retirement age". The membership of the inquiry has yet to be finalised but it will include, as well as ministerial and departmental representatives and Mr. Edward Johnston, the Government Actuary, the following people:—

Professor Alan Peacock, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham;

Mr. Stewart Lyon, President of the Institute of Actuaries;

Mr. Marshall Field, Chairman of the Joint Working Group of the main occupational pensions organisations.

The full membership of the inquiry will be published in due course.