HC Deb 08 November 2000 vol 356 cc286-7W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans she has to offer stakeholder pensions to(a) new civil servants, (b) existing civil servants and (c) staff of executive agencies. [134376]

Mr. Stringer

As required under the legislation, from October 2001, designated stakeholder pension arrangements will be made available to all civil servants who cannot be covered by the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS). Civil service stakeholder pension arrangements will also be made available to civil servants who are covered by the PCSPS but who earn less than £30,000 a year, and who wish to top up their PCSPS benefits.

These arrangements will he for (a) new civil servants, (b) existing civil servants, and (c) staff of executive agencies while they are employed within the civil service.