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Equitable Life

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the report of the Select Committee on Public Administration on Equitable Life. (281111)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the most recent report of the parliamentary ombudsman on Equitable Life. (281114)

The Government regret that the parliamentary ombudsman felt it was necessary to lay her further report but stands by the response to her main report it made on 15 January 2009. The Government are now working to deliver the ex gratia payments scheme it has announced as quickly as possible.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date Mr. Simon Bor was seconded from his Department to assist Sir John Chadwick’s inquiry into the Equitable Life ex-gratia payment scheme. (281600)

It would not be appropriate for the Government to comment on junior officials’ employment details.

All secondments involving Treasury staff are carried out in accordance with the civil service code.