§ 12. Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received regarding the Contracting Out (Administration of the in Service Pension Scheme) Order 1996. 
§ Mr. Willetts
Various representations that had been made were taken fully into account in the decision to open up to competition administration of the principal civil service pension scheme and associated schemes. Competition will ensure value for money, and the focus on performance outputs will help improve further the quality of service to scheme members.