HC Deb 26 October 2000 vol 355 c170W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to offer stakeholder pensions to(a) new and (b) existing local government staff. [134371]

Ms Beverley Hughes

There are no plans at present to offer stakeholder pensions for new or existing local government staff who are subject to the Local Government Pension Scheme. The scheme contains no restrictions on access and will not have to provide a stakeholder pension arrangement for its employees. The legal obligation of local authority employers to provide stakeholder pensions for employees not subject to the Local Government Pension Scheme will be a matter for them to consider under the provisions of the Stakeholder Pensions Regulations, which came into force earlier this month.