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Clause 46 - Extent

Pensions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 11th 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

The clause specifies the territories of the United Kingdom to which the legislation will extend. On enactment, the substantive parts of parts 1 and 3 will extend to England and Wales and to Scotland; my notes say that they are commonly referred to as Great  Britain—just in case I was not sure. The substantive provisions of part 4 will also refer to Great Britain only. However, there is an exception. Clause 41, which we discussed a few moments ago, in amending an enactment that extends to Northern Ireland, will also extend to Northern Ireland, but I can confirm that a legislative consent motion was passed on 1 July 2013. I hope that that is helpful in clarifying the scope of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 46 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.