Schedule 1

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 11:15 am, 5th February 2008

May I make clear that my amendments are not designed to fetter the authority? They are designed to fetter the Government. Apart from saying, “We stuck it in because that is what we do in these circumstances,” the Minister has yet to give us a scenario in which he might consider making a grant—presumably a non-recoverable one—to the authority.