Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (195)

Michael McCarthy

Question:

195. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the ESB occupational pension scheme; the date on which the description of this scheme was changed to a defined contribution scheme; if she will outline the details regarding the Pensions Board's decision to wind up the scheme; if she will acknowledge the genuine concerns of active ESB staff who do not generally have an entitlement to a State pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41273/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I cannot comment on issues relating to a particular pension scheme. The Pensions Board supervises the regulation of individual schemes in accordance with the Pensions Act.