Clause 21 - “Old state pension”

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 4th July 2013.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

As you correctly discerned, Mrs Main, this is not the most contentious bit of the Bill. I am not sure any of the Bill is contentious, but this clause certainly is not. It simply provides definitions of the phrase “old state pension”, as used earlier in the Bill. For brevity, clause 22 also provides general definitions, which are uncontentious. I commend clause 21 to the Committee.

Clause 21accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 22 ordered to stand part of the Bill.