Clause 246 - Extent

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 22nd April 2004.

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Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions 3:00 pm, 22nd April 2004

I beg to move amendment No. 539, in

clause 246, page 162, line 46, at beginning insert

'Subject to the following provisions,'.

Photo of Mr Win Griffiths Mr Win Griffiths Labour, Bridgend

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendment No. 541.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

In this part of our discussion we are dealing, in a rather technical way, with the implications for Scotland and Northern Ireland. I shall not spend too much time on these amendments, because early in our discussions we had some debate about the application of the provisions to the United Kingdom. We made it clear that the major features of the legislation—the PPF and the regulator—would apply UK-wide. These technical amendments bring that into effect. I am happy to answer any questions, but people might, for clarity, want to refer to some of our earlier debates.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 509, in

clause 246, page 163, line 10, after '83' insert ', 84(1) and (3)'.

No. 563, in

clause 246, page 163, line 10, after '93' insert

', 123(2)(a), (3), (5) and (6)'.

No. 510, in

clause 246, page 163, line 10, after '93' insert '135, 150'.

No. 533, in

clause 246, page 163, line 10, after '170', insert

', [Deputy PPF Ombudsmen]'

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No. 511, in

clause 246, page 163, line 10, leave out second 'and' and insert—

'( ) section 85 so far as that provision has effect in relation to functions of the Board conferred by any provision of, or made under, this Act which extends to Northern Ireland, and'.

No. 398, in

clause 246, page 163, line 11, at end insert '(other than paragraph 17A)'.

No. 564, in

clause 246, page 163, line 11, at end insert

', and

( ) Schedule 6 (other than paragraph 7),'.

No. 540, in

clause 246, page 163, line 15, leave out 'section 211(2)(b)' and insert

'sections [The Pensions Ombudsman and Deputy Pensions Ombudsmen] and 211(2)(b)'.

No. 541, in

clause 246, page 163, line 22, at end insert—

'( ) Section 80 (legal assistance scheme) does not extend to Scotland.'.—[Malcolm Wicks.]

Clause 246, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.