Pensions Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 9th March 2004.

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[Mr. Win Griffiths in the Chair]

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions 9:30 am, 9th March 2004

I beg to move,


(1) during proceedings on the Pensions Bill the Standing Committee shall, in addition to its first meeting on Tuesday 9th March at 9.30 a.m., meet—

(a) on that day at 2.30 p.m., and

(b) thereafter when the House is sitting on Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 9.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

(2) the proceedings to be taken at the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

(3) the proceedings which under paragraph (2) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

(4) paragraph (2) shall not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (2) if previous proceedings have already been concluded.