New clause 8 - Income from capital

Part of State Pension Credit Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 25th April 2002.

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Photo of Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 3:30 pm, 25th April 2002

Is not the point of the new clause that it ties Ministers to referring the matter on a fixed timetable? Given the concerns from the hon. Member for Northavon about the performance of the previous Conservative Government, if such a timetable had been enacted under something similar to the new clause, the long gap that he did not like would have been run past the advisory committee, which would have made recommendations whether Ministers liked it or not.