Clause 99

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 19th February 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 12:15 pm, 19th February 2008

I am listening with great interest to the Minister. We are all grateful to him for his very discursive and useful analysis of this very important matter. However, I am not aware that he has responded to the point that was raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Eastbourne about the big increase in childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Are those conditions feeding into the life expectancy figures? While I accept that people are living longer, we are all aware of the increase in childhood obesity and I wonder whether that has been factored into the actuarial figures. Perhaps the Minister could get back to the Committee at a later stage on that important issue.