Pension Schemes Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:25 am on 28th October 2014.

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Photo of Linda Riordan Linda Riordan Labour, Halifax 9:25 am, 28th October 2014

Before we begin, I should say that Members may remove their jackets because it is rather warm in here. It may be useful for those new to Public Bill Committees if I explain how the proceedings work. The selection list for today’s sittings is available in the room. It shows the amendments selected for debate and those that have been grouped together for debate. Amendments grouped together are generally on the same or a similar issue. The Member who tabled the amendment moves it and makes an opening speech. Any other Member is then able to speak to the amendments in the group. Once all Members who wish to speak, including the Minister if appropriate, have done so, I will again call the Member who moved the amendment, and it would be very useful if they could indicate whether they wish to withdraw it or to seek a decision. The same applies to any other amendment in the group. Amendments are voted upon in the order they come in the Bill, although they may have been debated in an earlier group. I hope that provides some clarity.