Clause 56 - Restricted information

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 11th March 2004.

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Amendment made: No. 34, in

clause 56, page 36, line 14, after 'sections' insert

'[Reports by skilled persons](9)'.—[Malcolm Wicks.]

Question proposed, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions 4:15 pm, 11th March 2004

This clause replicates section 104 of the Pensions Act 1995 in defining restricted information and ensuring that any unauthorised disclosure of such information is a criminal offence. It is straightforward. Before we discuss it—although this is for others to call—I would like to suggest that perhaps we will decide to adjourn when we have finished with this clause, having done brisk, good business—not that I could not ad lib on the next 50 clauses without any notes if I had to. Should our Whip decide to speak in a moment, may I thank you, Mr. Griffiths, for chairing our earlier sittings so ably and with such good humour, thus enabling us to make good progress with co-operation from all parties in the Committee?

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 56, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Further consideration adjourned.—[Margaret Moran.]

Adjourned accordingly at sixteen minutes past Four o'clock till Tuesday 16 March at half-past Nine o'clock.