Finance (No. 2) Bill
David Hanson (Delyn, Labour)
I recognise that the responsibility for the NEST scheme lies with the pensions Minister, and I do not expect the Economic Secretary to know every detail of that particular scheme, because she is dealing with the taxation element.
We are being asked to ally those schemes with taxation purposes accordingly. I am concerned about uptake and the understanding of those who earn less than £7,500 and who would have qualified for the scheme had the original proposal from the previous Government gone ahead. It would be helpful if the Minister could, before Report, at least raise those concerns with the pensions Minister on behalf of the Committee, so that we can have a letter, from either her or him, that indicates how those matters will work out, particularly in respect of a communications strategy.