Clause 22 - Short title, commencement and extent

State Pension Credit Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 7:00 pm on 23rd April 2002.

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Photo of Ian McCartney Ian McCartney Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions 7:00 pm, 23rd April 2002

I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 14, line 23, leave out subsection (7).

This amendment removes the privilege amendment that was made in another place. As hon. Members will be aware, the financial powers in the other place are restricted by the rights and privileges of the House of Commons and by the terms of the Parliament Acts. As the Bill originated in another place and contains financial provisions, a privilege amendment was added to it before its introduction in this House to ensure that the financial privilege of this House was not infringed,

The privilege amendment provided that nothing in the Bill should impose or vary any charge on the people or public funds. This amendment is technical; it is necessary to remove the privilege amendment. The financial provisions are thereby reinstated.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 22, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Further consideration adjourned.—[Angela Smith.]

Adjourned accordingly at eight minutes past Seven o'clock till Thursday 25 April at half-past Nine o'clock.