Clause 83

Part of Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 19th February 2008.

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Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 10:45 am, 19th February 2008

Again, I wish to make a short point. Will the Minister confirm that the current rules about pension-sharing apply in absolutely the same way in Scotland as they do here? Looking at some of the words that we do not tend to use in English law, I wonder whether they have a wider range of powers and whether he can give the Committee any idea of what those might be; “declarator of nullity” sounds quite dramatic, but he may have some other information on that. Most importantly, I wonder whether the 1999 legislation applies in exactly the same way in Scotland, or whether there is some strange variant of it that we need to know about.