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New Clause 3 - Qualifying age for pension credit

Pensions Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 7th July 2011.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State must make regulations setting out the qualifying age for pension credit.

(2) The qualifying age for pension credit from 6 March 2011 until 6 March 2020 shall be set so that the timetable in Schedule (Graduated timetable: qualifying age for pension credit) has effect.

(3) After 6 March 2020 the qualifying age for attaining pension credit shall be set at an age that does not exceed the age that a person qualifies for the state pension.’.—(Rachel Reeves.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 7, Noes 10.

Division number 5 Decision Time — New Clause 3 - Qualifying age for pension credit

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 10 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Ordered, That further consideration be now adjourned.—(Miss Smith.)

Adjourned till Tuesday 12 July at half past Ten o’clock.