Schedule 1

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 10:30 am, 5th February 2008

I beg to move amendment No. 56, in schedule 1, page 51, line 8, leave out ‘four’ and insert ‘three’.’

It is a great pleasure to serve again under your chairmanship, Sir Nicholas. I hope that the fact that this is the thirteenth sitting is not a harbinger of bad news for anyone, but we shall see.

The amendment is simple and I can do it justice in a short time. It deals with the tenure of office of members of the trustee corporation. I do not know why the Government have alighted on four years. I should have thought that three years would have been more the norm for the initial and subsequent periods of appointment, but there might be some logic to it, so I looking forward to the Minister pointing that out.