Introduction of Retirement Allowance and Other Provisions Relating to Industrial Injuries Benefit

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 13th January 1988.

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Photo of Mr Michael Portillo Mr Michael Portillo , Enfield, Southgate 3:49 pm, 13th January 1988

I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 3, line 24, leave out `for the purposes of the Act is treated as having'.

Photo of Miss Betty Boothroyd Miss Betty Boothroyd Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments Nos. 4 to 7.

Photo of Mr Michael Portillo Mr Michael Portillo , Enfield, Southgate

In Committee, a question was raised about the meaning of the phrase "treated as having retired", as it appears in clause 2(3). That matter was resolved, but the point was made that the terminology relating to retirement was not consistent throughout clause 2. Having considered the point further, we offer amendments Nos. 3, 4 and 6,' which must be considered with amendment No. 7, under which a new subsection is inserted to clarify the terminology used in the other subsection. These technical amendments aim to standardise the wording used in the clause so that it may be better understood.

Amendment agreed to.