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Tuesday 19 March 2013


Committee of the whole House




Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill


Secretary Iain Duncan Smith


Agreed to  1


Clause  1,  page  3,  line  11,  at end insert—


‘( )    

Subsection (12) does not affect a person’s ability to apply for a revision or


supersession of, or to appeal against, a decision to impose a penalty by reference


to other grounds.’.


Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


Clause 2 Agreed to.





Secretary Iain Duncan Smith


Added  NC1


To move the following Clause:—



The Secretary of State must appoint an independent person to prepare a report on


the operation of the provisions relating to the imposition of a penalty during the


period of a year beginning with the day on which this Act comes into force, so far


as that operation relates to relevant penalties.



The person must complete the preparation of the report and send it to the


Secretary of State as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the period


mentioned in subsection (1).



On receiving the report, the Secretary of State must lay a copy of it before





In this section—


“penalty” means a penalty that may be imposed for—



failing to participate in a scheme within section 17A(1) of the


Jobseekers Act 1995, or



failing to comply with regulations under section 17A of that Act;


Committee of the whole House Proceedings: 19 March 2013      



Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill, continued



“relevant penalty” means a penalty that, but for section 1 of this Act, would


not be or would not have been lawfully imposed on a person.’.


As Amendments to Secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s proposed New Clause (NC1):—


Paul Goggins


Derek Twigg


Mr George Howarth


Andrew Miller




Line  3,  leave out ‘a year’ and insert ‘six months’.


Paul Goggins


Derek Twigg


Mr George Howarth


Andrew Miller




Line  6,  leave out ‘as soon as reasonably practicable’ and insert ‘within three




No Amendments on consideration.



Bill read the third time on division and passed.



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