Schedule 1

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 12:00 pm, 5th February 2008

I beg to move amendment No. 62, in schedule 1, page 55, line 33, leave out ‘must’ to end of line 34 and insert

‘publish and lay before Parliament a copy of the statement and report sent under sub-paragraph (5)(b) on the first working day following receipt.’.

I hesitate now to call any amendment probing, as I might be wasting my breath. The amendment would simply ensure that the report that will be prepared and will go through various stages should be laid promptly before Parliament. That seems eminently reasonable to me, and I cannot think that any but the most churlish Minister could refuse to accept that.