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 Paul Rowen Paul Rowen Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 10:30 am, 5th February 2008

I am listening to what the Minister is saying. I said that it was normal for a term to be three or five years, and he has confirmed that the guidance sets out a maximum of two terms of five years. He has chosen four years, so will he explain why the longer period recommended by the public appointments committee was not what was put in the Bill?