HC Deb 31 October 2000 vol 355 c438W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to offer the(a) police, (b) prison and (c) fire services a stakeholder pension. [134374]

Mr. Charles Clarke

All police officers have access to the police pension scheme. Consideration is being given to whether police service stakeholder pension arrangements should be made available to police officers who earn less than £30,000 a year, and who wish to top up their benefits.

All prison officers have access to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS). Civil Service stakeholder pension arrangements will be made available to prison officers and other civil servants covered by the PCSPS who earn less than £30,000 a year and who wish to top-up their PCSPS benefits. The Cabinet Office is making the necessary provision on behalf of all civil service employers.

The provision of stakeholder pensions is currently under consideration for the fire service.