§ Mr. Ryder
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Chorley (Mr. Dover) on 24 October, Official Report. c. 58, when Her Majesty's Government expect to have agreed proposals for future Government action to safeguard the position of early leavers in pension schemes; and whether fully transferable pensions are under consideration.
§ Dr. Boyson
As my right hon. Friend announced in the course of his speech on 23 November—[Vol. 49, c. 359.60]—we shall be publishing a consultative document setting out our proposals for legislation on early leavers on Tuesday 29 November. He also announced the setting up of an inquiry into provision for retirement, which will give urgent consideration to portable pensions.