§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 19 January 2004 (WA 119) concerning pension provision for the staff of Cross-Border Implementation Bodies, whether they consider the outcome noted in the Answer to be satisfactory given that it is six years since the bodies were created. [HL920]
§ Baroness Amos
While acknowledging that the time taken to develop a pension scheme for staff in the North/South Implementation Bodies has been longer than was expected, this has been due to the number of complex issues surrounding the unique status of the scheme. The outcome of the meeting on 15 December 2003 was considered satisfactory in that it enabled further progress to be made in identifying outstanding legislative issues, the resolution of which will facilitate full implementation of the scheme.