§ Mr. Rendel
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to instruct the Inland Revenue to consult with pension providers in respect of the proposed NIRS2 compensation package. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 20 July 1999]: The Government are considering the content of the Public Accounts Committee report, "Delays to the new National Insurance Recording System". A full response will be given to the Public Accounts Committee on all recommendations. Meanwhile, the Inland Revenue is in regular contact with the pensions industry.