Clause 42 - Accessibility of register of prohibited trustees

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 11th March 2004.

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Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions 3:00 pm, 11th March 2004

I beg to move amendment No. 32, in

clause 42, page 25, line 24, leave out 'a' and insert 'an occupational trust'.

This is a drafting amendment, which merely clarifies that the provisions relative to the register of prohibited trustees, to which we just referred, apply to occupational trust schemes.

Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

On a point of order, Mr. Griffiths. There is a gale blowing through the window. Will somebody do something about it?

Photo of Mr Win Griffiths Mr Win Griffiths Labour, Bridgend

I think that something is being done about it. I wondered why everybody had their coats on

at the back. I was feeling quite warm down this end.

Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you, Mr. Griffiths. The cold winds of change are blowing through the Committee.

Subsection (2)(a) refers to a scheme, and subsections (b) and (c) to occupational trust schemes. The amendment brings all three in line so that all the references are to an ''occupational trust'' scheme.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 42, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.