Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pensions debate in Parliament

I am blogging the following comment made earlier this afternoon on a previous post;



"Hi - don't know if you're aware or not but my e-petition on the RPI-CPI switch to our pensions is to finally be debated in Parliament on Thursday 1 March 2012. John McDonnell MP presented my petition to the Backbench Business Committee last Tuesday and the following day they announced that the debate would go ahead. If nothing else, hopefully the debate will help raise the awareness of this unfair change which is already affecting thousands of people.



Jim Singer"



Well done Jim!

Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

2 comments:

John Fricker said...

Prospect's briefing on the unions' RPI/CPI appeal last week may be found here: http://glcoord.org/index.php/briefings/398-prospect-briefing-on-juidcial-review-appeal-judgement . Look at this:
"The Court were not, on the face of it, impressed with some of the arguments made by the Government, who went so far as to suggest, at one stage, that if, from year to year, a lower figure was provided by RPI in alternate years, that the Government could determine select the cheaper option on each occasion."
The Court of Appeal judges' decision is expected before Easter.

John Fricker said...

The report on the debate may be found here:

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2012-03-01a.452.0

The last time I read a report on one of these debates (an EDM debate about the LGPS?) the only people who spoke were the minister (John Cruddas) and one MP from the NE. Good to see so many MPs took an interest this time.