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New Clause 1 - Establishing additional schemes

Part of Mesothelioma Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 12th December 2013.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 3:30 pm, 12th December 2013

I hope I have already indicated to the Committee and made a commitment that the way the fund is working will be reported to Parliament each year. I do not want it to be complicated or to be full of gobbledegook. It has got to be nice and simple. We will take a similar path with the report.

Both the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston and the right hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne East made really good points. However, the shadow Minister indicated at the start of her comments that she would withdraw the new clause.