HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc848-9W
23. Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to protect the pension rights of workers transferred from one employer to another. [167699]

Malcolm Wicks

We are introducing measures in the Pensions Bill to protect the rights of employees with access to an occupational pension where there is a TUPE transfer.

For the first time transferred employees will be provided with an assured minimum level of pension provision by transferee employers, if they had access to an occupational pension scheme with an employer contribution pre-transfer.

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