Clause 49

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 31st January 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 10:00 am, 31st January 2008

I think that it is a serious issue for the reasons that I have already outlined. If I heard him right, the Minister said that he was prepared to go back to the Department, sit down with his officials and perhaps look at the area again. If he is prepared to do that, we would be prepared to bear with him, perhaps until Report stage, to see what he comes forward with. It is an important point and the point made by the hon. Member for South Ribble, who is behind him now, is also important. I do not want the window of opportunity to do something to move on and we then find that it is difficult to do something about later.