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Public Bill Committee: 5 April 2011                     

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

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Clause  26,  page  12,  line  29,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

76

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  41,  leave out ‘three years’ and insert ‘one year’.

 

Anas Sarwar

 

42

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the period after which a reduction made under this section shall be

 

reviewed.’.

 

Anas Sarwar

 

40

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

Regulations may provide for the appeal process which will apply when a

 

Claimant has been informed that they will face sanctions in the event of a failure

 

by the Claimant which is sanctionable under this section or section 27.’.

 

Kate Green

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

46

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

No regulations made under this section shall allow for the amount of universal

 

credit received in respect of a child or qualifying young person to be reduced.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

55

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

Regulations will provide for an appeal mechanism.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

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Clause  26,  page  13,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

Where a claimant is sanctioned under this section, the claimant must be provided

 

with a written explanation of the terms of the reduction, the reasons the reduction

 

has been made and the claimant’s right to appeal.’.


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

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Clause  26,  page  13,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

Regulations must provide for the lifting or termination of sanctions if the claimant

 

enters employment.’.

 


 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

82

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Any reduction under this Clause must affect only the standard allowance

 

component of an award of universal credit.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

54

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

With respect to claimants who have disabilities, the Secretary of State shall not

 

impose any sanctions without first consulting a Disability Employment Adviser.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

77

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  25,  leave out ‘26’ and insert ‘13’.

 

Kate Green

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

47

 

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

No regulations made under this section shall allow for the amount of universal

 

credit received in respect of a child or qualifying young person to be reduced.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

56

 

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

Regulations will provide for an appeal mechanism.’.


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

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Clause  27,  page  14,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

Where a claimant is sanctioned under this section, the claimant must be provided

 

with a written explanation of the terms of the reduction, the reasons the reduction

 

has been made and the claimant’s right to appeal.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

84

 

Clause  27,  page  14,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(11)    

Regulations must provide for the lifting or termination of sanctions if the claimant

 

enters employment.’.

 


 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

78

 

Clause  28,  page  14,  leave out line 20.

 


 

Kate Green

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

48

 

Clause  30,  page  15,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

piloting shall measure the impact on health outcomes of any regulations

 

under clauses 13 to 28.’.

 


 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

58

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  leave out lines 18 to 20.


 
 

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Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

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Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  25,  leave out ‘of’ and insert ‘or both’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

57

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(7)  

Regulations made under this paragraph must specify that a particular amount

 

of income should be disregarded when calculating entitlement to universal

 

credit, including in the following circumstances—

 

(a)    

where the claimant is disabled;

 

(b)    

where the claimant is a lone parent; and

 

(c)    

where the claimant is the second earner in a couple.

 

      (8)  

Where the claimant’s eligibility for an amount of income to be disregarded, in

 

accordance with subsection (7), is based on two or more sets of circumstances,

 

the amount specified for each of these sets of circumstances shall be added

 

together to calculate the total amount to be disregarded.’.

 


 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

31

 

Schedule  6,  page  121,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Before he has fixed the appointed day, the Secretary of State shall publish a report

 

on access to welfare advice, including advice for those unable to use the Internet,

 

and shall satisfy himself on the basis of the report that provision is adequate to

 

support migration to Universal Credit.’.

 


 

Anas Sarwar

 

44

 

Clause  44,  page  21,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

A claimant shall not be invited to accept a claimant commitment by an

 

employment officer unless the employment officer has taken steps to ensure, and

 

is satisfied, that the claimant will have the necessary type and level of

 

personalised support, and access to localised support, to enable them to comply

 

with the claimant commitment and to obtain employment, or to undertake work

 

or work related activity.’.

 



 
 

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Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Margaret Curran

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

37

 

Clause  56,  page  40,  line  35,  at end insert ‘, which shall include that the claimant is

 

either receiving, recovering from, or expected within 6 months to receive treatment with

 

chemotherapy or radiotherapy’.

 

George Hollingbery

 

33

 

Clause  56,  page  40,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

the claimant is receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy, is recovering

 

from that treatment or is likely to receive such treatment within 6

 

months.’.

 

 

Order of the House [9 march 2011]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Welfare Reform Bill—

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 24 May 2011.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [22 March 2011], AS AMENDED [31 MARCH

 

2011]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

22 March) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 22 March;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 24 March;


 
 

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(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 29 March;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 31 March;

 

(e)  

at 9.00 am and 1.30 pm on Tuesday 5 April;

 

(f)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 26 April;

 

(g)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 28 April;

 

(h)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 May;

 

(i)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 10 May;

 

(j)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 12 May;

 

(k)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 17 May;

 

(l)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 19 May;

 

(m)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 24 May;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 22 March

Until no later than

Policy Exchange; Centre for

 
  

12 noon

Social Justice; Institute for

 
   

Fiscal Studies; Professor Roy

 
   

Sainsbury (University of

 
   

York); Reform

 
 

Tuesday 22 March

Until no later than

Joseph Rowntree Foundation;

 
  

1.00 pm

Centre for Economic and

 
   

Social Inclusion; Oxfam;

 
   

Personal Independence

 
   

Payment Objective

 
   

Assessment Development

 
   

Group (and Equality 2025);

 
   

Mind

 
 

Tuesday 22 March

Until no later than

Anne Spaight, former Chair of

 
  

4.45 pm

Disability Living Allowance

 
   

Advisory Board; Essex

 
   

Coalition of Disabled People

 
 

Tuesday 22 March

Until no later than

People First; National Centre

 
  

5.15 pm

for Independent Living

 
 

Tuesday 22 March

Until no later than

MacMillan; Scope;

 
  

6.15 pm

Community Links; TUC

 
 

Tuesday 22 March

Until no later than

Low Incomes Tax Reform

 
  

6.45 pm

Group; Citizen’s Advice

 
   

Bureau

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Social Security Advisory

 
  

9.30 am

Committee

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Carers UK

 
  

9.50 am

  
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Professor Paul Gregg (Bristol

 
  

10.10 am

University)

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Child Poverty Action Group;

 
  

2.00 pm

Gingerbread; Fatherhood

 
   

Institute; Working Families

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Women’s Budget Group;

 
  

2.45 pm

Centre for Separated Families;

 
   

Family Action

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Local Government

 
  

3.15 pm

Association; London Councils

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Shelter; National Housing

 
  

4.15 pm

Federation; National

 
   

Landlords Association; Crisis

 
 

Thursday 24 March

Until no later than

Department for Work and

 
  

5.00 pm

Pensions

 

 
 

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(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order; Clauses 1 to 31; Schedule 1; Clause 32; Schedule 2; Clauses

 

33 and 34; Schedule 3; Clause 35; Schedule 4; Clause 36; Schedule 5; Clause

 

37; Schedule 6; Clauses 38 to 48; Schedule 7; Clauses 49 to 69; Schedule 8;

 

Clauses 70 to 88; Schedule 9; Clauses 89 and 90; Schedule 10; Clauses 91 to

 

99; Schedule 11; Clause 100; Schedule 12; Clauses 101 to 133; Schedule 13;

 

Clauses 134 to 137; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on

 

the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 24 May.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices have been withdrawn:

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

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Clause  16,  page  7,  line  29,  leave out subsection (4) to (6).

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Margaret Curran

 

 

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Clause  16,  page  7,  leave out line 26.

 


 
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