HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c341W
Mr. Ashdown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will now introduce legislation to extend public sector pension schemes to part-time employees.

Mr. Waldegrave

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the proposed regulations which would allow part-time employees in local government to join the appropriate superannuation scheme.

My right hon. Friend has been considering these proposals for some time. There is a number of aspects to be taken into account, including of course the cost implications, but he hopes to be able to announce his decision before too long.