§ 16. Mr. Sheerman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the Government intend to do to safeguard the value of pensions of those people who change their occupation.
§ Mr. Prentice
The new State pension scheme will provide a substantial measure of protection for those who change jobs before pensionable age. The Occupational Pensions Board is considering what further steps should be taken to protect the occupational pension rights and expectations of employees who leave or 479W change employment and I hope to receive its report and recommendations in the early part of 1981.