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 James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions 10:00 am, 7th February 2008

I am no expert on oral contracts, but I suspect not. As I understand it, once an engagement has taken place between employer and employee, a function has started, and payments are being made in respect of that activity, an oral contract has commenced. If that is incorrect, I will let the hon. Gentleman know, but that is my understanding at this point.