Social Protection Committee to discuss pension scheme issues

The Committee on Social Protection will meet with representatives from the Pensions Authority, Pension Equality and Ibec tomorrow, Thursday, 15 June 2017 to discuss a number of issues in relation to pension schemes.

Committee Chairman John Curran said: “Pensions were a key issue prioritised in the Committee's work programme, and we have started hearings on the matter. Tomorrow, however, the Committee will deal with specific matters arising from its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017. The Pensions Authority and Ibec will talk to us about proposed changes to Defined Benefit schemes, and Pension Equality will address the Committee on the fact that retired LGBTI public servants cannot access a survivor pension for their same sex spouse because they could not marry that person before they retired.”

This Committee will meet at 10.30am in Committee Room 4 tomorrow, Thursday 15 June 2017.

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Committee Membership:

Deputies

Maria Bailey        Fine Gael
John Brady        Sinn Féin
Joe Carey        Fine Gael
Joan Collins        Independents4Change
John Curran        Fianna Fáil
Gino Kenny        AAA-PBP
Willie O’Dea        Fianna Fáil

Senators

Catherine Ardagh    Fianna Fáil
Ray Butler        Fine Gael
Alice Mary Higgins    Independent
Kevin Humphreys    Labour