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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 16 January 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

671-72, 673 and 677

 

Committee of the whole House


 

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

12

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out ‘by 1%’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In the case of employment and support allowance receivable by claimants of the

 

support component of the allowance (who receive both personal allowance and

 

support components) the mandatory 1% uprating stipulated in subsection (1) shall

 

not apply to any components of the employment and support allowance

 

(including personal allowance and support components) receivable by them.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 January 2013                  

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Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, continued

 
 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

14

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out ‘by 1%’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

15

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

This Act will not come into force until a guarantee has been introduced that

 

anyone who has been in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance for two years will be

 

offered a job suitable to their circumstances paying at least the rate of the national

 

minimum wage for 25 hours per week together with job-search support.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

16

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘(3B)    

This Act will not come into force if, on or before 6 April 2013, the highest rate of

 

income tax is reduced from 50%.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

17

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  7,  leave out sub-paragraph (b).


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 16 January 2013                  

683

 

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, continued

 
 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

18

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  10,  at end insert ‘with the exception of statutory maternity

 

pay.’.

 

Assessment of impact on child poverty

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall, in making the orders referred to in sections 1(1) and

 

2(1), publish and lay before Parliament a report assessing the impact of the order

 

on the number of children living in—

 

(a)    

relative low income;

 

(b)    

combined low income and material deprivation;

 

(c)    

absolute low income;

 

(d)    

persistent poverty;

 

as defined in the Child Povery Act 2010.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

Stephen Timms

 

Gregg McClymont

 

Mrs Anne McGuire

 

Cathy Jamieson

 

Rachel Reeves

 

19

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  39,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsections (3A) and

 

(3B).’.


 
 

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Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, continued

 
 

Annual review of local housing allowance and market rents

 

John Healey

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must undertake a review of the current relationship

 

between the amounts of housing welfare benefits in each local authority area and

 

market rents in the same area during the relevant period.

 

(2)    

The relevant period in subsection (1) shall be each period of 12 months starting

 

on 1 April 2013 and ending on 31 March 2016.

 

(3)    

A review under subsection (1) shall include an analysis of the effect of the levels

 

of housing welfare benefits on the amount of private sector housing which is

 

currently affordable by those in receipt of or entitled to such benefits.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State must publish a report of the evidence and conclusions of

 

each review undertaken under subsection (1).

 

(5)    

As part of each review undertaken under subsection (1), the Secretary of State

 

shall consider amending the method used to uprate housing welfare benefits if

 

there is shown to be a significant divergence between rent levels in the private

 

rented sector and housing welfare benefits.

 

(6)    

In this section “housing welfare benefits” means “housing benefit in the form of

 

the local housing allowance or (as the case may be) the housing component of

 

universal credit” and “significant divergence” within the meaning of subsection

 

(5) is to be defined in regulations.’.

 


 
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