Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
1138. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an independent review group will be established within her Department to assess the level and impact of cuts suffered by all categories of members in a pension scheme (details supplied) due to changes in legislation and in particular the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014, and subsequent reductions in members' benefits; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2942/20]
The Deputy will appreciate that I cannot intervene in, or comment on, the pension arrangements applying to a particular pension scheme as such arrangements are a matter for the pension scheme trustees, the companies participating in the scheme, the scheme members and the Pensions Authority.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.