Clause 50

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:30 pm on 31st January 2008.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Pension Reform), Department for Work and Pensions 1:30 pm, 31st January 2008

It might assist the hon. Gentleman to know that we are still looking at the proposals we have had from the institute. We want to ensure that the method of dealing with the accounts is the best that can be achieved. It is true that this scheme will be of a different scale and type from other schemes and therefore we need to look at the particular scheme. We do not need primary legislation to disapply the provisions of the Pensions Act 1995, we can amend these as necessary either by regulations under section 41 of that Act or under clause 106 of this Bill. I understand his point and we are still considering this, but we wish to look at what is a complex issue in more detail before taking a final decision on it.