Clause 69

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 7th February 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 10:00 am, 7th February 2008

It genuinely is a probing amendment, and that clarification is useful. I was interested in the hon. Gentleman’s definition of an oral contract as one where somebody was told to do some work at a particular point. Could the employer get out of having a contract by saying, “I would like my house cleaned, but I will leave the time up to you, as long as it gets done,” without giving a particular start date? Would that avoid an oral contract, by the Minister’s definition?