Clause 109

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 19th February 2008.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Pension Reform), Department for Work and Pensions 6:15 pm, 19th February 2008

I beg to move amendment No. 187, in clause 109, page 48, line 12, leave out ‘61’ and insert ‘60’.

Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendment No. 188.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Pension Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

These are simple drafting amendments. Amendment No. 187 would ensure that clause 60 commenced at the right time on Royal Assent—at the same time as the clauses to which the interpretation provisions relate. We hope that it will avoid the need for an unnecessary commencement order, which would do exactly the same. Amendment No. 188 would ensure that schedule 8 commenced at the same time as clause 108, which it introduces.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 191, in clause 109, page 48, line 13, at end insert—

‘(ca) section [Appointment of trustees];’.

No. 188, in clause 109, page 48, line 14, at end insert ‘and Schedule 8’.

No. 192, in clause 109, page 48, line 14, at end insert—

‘(3A) Section [Appointment of trustees] comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.’.—[Mr. Mike O'Brien.]

Clause 109, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 110 and 111 ordered to stand part of the Bill.