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Superannuation Bill

Part of Freedom of Information (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 8:16 pm on 7th September 2010.

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Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell Shadow Secretary of State (Cabinet Office) and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Shadow Minister (Olympics and London) 8:16 pm, 7th September 2010

I am not quite sure what point the hon. Gentleman is trying to make. If the question is whether I agree the case for parity between the public and the private sector on these matters, the answer is that parity cannot be willed. We are not going to peg the public sector to the private sector other than in an indicative way. There are different incentive structures in the remuneration packages of people who work in the two sectors and they are in different ways reflected in aspects such as the compensation for redundancy that we are discussing this evening.

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