Clause 37 - Collective benefits: amendments to other legislation

Pension Schemes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 30th October 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

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

Having got the taste this morning for opposing bits of my own Bill, I am going to do it again. I am seeking to twist the arm of the Committee to decide that clause 37 should not stand part of the Bill. The reason is that it introduces schedule 4 and, as we discussed earlier, we have restructured the Bill to a more rational form, so most of the provisions that were in schedule 4 have now been moved to schedule 1 and schedule 4 is now empty. Therefore, in a moment, I shall try to persuade the Committee also that schedule 4 should not be the fourth schedule to the Bill, because there is nothing in it. I hope that that is persuasive and I urge my colleagues to resist the temptation to retain clause 37.

Question put and negatived.

Clause 37 accordingly disagreed to.