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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 7 September 2015

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 77-85, NC7-NC9

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date, arranged in the order they

 

relate to the Bill.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

22

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  leave out “Parliament” and insert “the House of

 

Commons, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the National

 

Assembly for Wales”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would require the Secretary of State to report to the elected chambers across the UK with a

 

responsibility for policies that can contribute to full employment.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out from “and” to end of subsection and insert “for

 

the purposes of this report “full employment” is defined as 80% of the working age


 
 

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population.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To specify that the purpose of reporting on progress toward full employment, full employment is

 

defined as 80% of the working population.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

In this report the Secretary of State must also set out the progress that has been

 

made toward halving the disability employment gap.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the report on progress towards full employment to also report on progress towards the

 

Government’s stated aim to halve the disability employment gap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

23

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State will appear before a Committee in each of the Scottish

 

Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and the National Assembly for Wales to

 

answer questions about the report.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would require the Secretary of State to appear before a committee in Scotland, Wales and

 

Northern Ireland to answer questions about the full employment report.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

24

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would remove the provision that repeals the full employment reporting obligation at the end

 

of the current Parliament.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

75

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

information about the uptake of apprenticeships broken down by region,

 

gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sector, qualification and level,


 
 

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(ab)    

a report by the UK Commission on Employment and Skills on the quality

 

of apprenticeship being provided, and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To specify additional information that must be included in the Secretary of State’s report progress

 

towards meeting the apprenticeship target.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

4

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The matters by which the progress made by a household that receives relevant

 

support shall be measured under subsection (1)(b) include whether a member of

 

the household is in employment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This requires one of the factors which is used to measure whether a household receive support is

 

making progress is whether or a not a member of the household is employed.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

5

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

A report prepared under this section must include information about the number

 

of households receiving support where a member of the household, who had not

 

previously been in employment during the last 12 month, has entered

 

employment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the report on support for troubled households to specify the number of households

 

receiving support where a member of the household has become employed.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

6

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

A report prepared under this section must include information about the total

 

value of expenditure directed at supporting relevant households by—

 

(a)    

local government,

 

(b)    

central government, and

 

(c)    

government agencies.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the report on support for troubled households to specify how much has been spent to

 

support targeted households by different parts of government.

 



 
 

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Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

77

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  33,  after paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

children living in low income working households.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to include data on children living in low income working

 

households in their report on the life chances of children.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

78

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  35,   leave out “4” and insert “1, 2, 3 and 4”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to include data on the educational attainment of children at Key

 

Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 rather than only at Key Stage 4.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

79

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  37,   leave out “4” and insert “1, 2, 3 and 4”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to include data on the educational attainment of disadvantaged

 

children at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 rather than only at Key Stage 4.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

80

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  37,   after paragraph (d) insert—

 

“(e)    

key health indicators for children in England;

 

(f)    

key health indicators for disadvantaged children in England.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to include key health indicators in their report on the life chances

 

of children.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

81

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  3,   after paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(g)    

low income”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A consequential amendment to amendment 77.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

82

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  3,   after paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(g)    

key health indicators”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A consequential amendment to amendment 80.

 



 
 

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Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

7

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  leave out lines 16 to 27 and insert—

 

“5      

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission: additional functions

 

(1)    

After Section 8A of the Child Poverty Act 2010 insert—”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To leave the name of the “Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission” unchanged.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

8

 

Clause  5,  page  6,  leave out lines 15 and 16

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A consequential amendment to amendment 7 to leave the name of the “Social Mobility and Child

 

Poverty Commission” unchanged.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

9

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  18,  leave out subsection 1

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Leave child poverty targets and measures unchanged.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

10

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  leave out from beginning of line 25 to end of Clause

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Leave child poverty targets and measures unchanged.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

25

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  32,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the changes to the benefit cap.


 
 

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Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

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Clause  7,  page  8,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under this section shall not be made in relation to persons—

 

(a)    

responsible for the care of a child aged below 2;

 

(b)    

responsible for the care of and in receipt of Carers Allowance in respect

 

of, but not living with, a person in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

 

or Personal Independence Payment;

 

(c)    

in temporary accommodation following an incident or incidents of

 

domestic violence.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap does not apply to benefit claimants who will find it most difficult to

 

enter work.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

26

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  38,  leave out “£23,000 or £15,410” and insert “£26,000 or

 

£18,200”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would keep the benefit cap level in London at the same rate as today.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

27

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  39,  leave out “£20,000 or £13,400” and insert “£26,000 or

 

£18,200”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would keep the benefit cap level outside London at the same rate as today.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

67

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(5C)    

Regulations under this section must provide for an exemption from the benefit

 

cap for persons living in temporary accommodation into which they have been

 

placed by a local authority which has found them to be in priority need (as defined

 

in Part 7 of the House Act 1996 and the Homelessness (Priority Need for

 

Accommodation)(England) Order 2002).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap will not apply to homeless families living in temporary

 

accommodation after being assessed as having a priority need.


 
 

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Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

68

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(5C)    

Regulations under this section must provide for an exemption from the benefit

 

cap for claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance, including income-based Jobseeker’s

 

Allowance (as defined in section 1 (4) of the Jobseekers Act 1995) where the

 

claimant has not received a reasonable offer of a job.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap will not apply to job seekers who have not received a reasonable

 

offer of employment.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

69

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(5C)    

Regulations under this section must provide an exemption from the benefit cap

 

for persons in receipt of —

 

(a)    

carer’s allowance (see section 70 of the Social Security Contributions

 

and Benefits Act 1992),

 

(b)    

employment and support allowance, including income-related

 

employment and support allowance (as defined in section 1(7) of the

 

Welfare Reform Act 2007) (see section 1 of the Welfare Reform Act

 

2007),

 

(c)    

incapacity benefit (see section 30A of the Social Security Contributions

 

and Benefits Act 1992),

 

(d)    

income support (see section 124 of the Social Security Contributions and

 

Benefits Act 1992),

 

(e)    

severe disablement allowance (see section 68 of the Social Security,

 

Contributions and Benefits Act 1992).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap may not be applied to anyone claiming Carer’s Allowance,

 

Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Income Support or Severe Disablement

 

Allowance.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

70

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(5C)    

Regulations under this section must provide for an exemption from the benefit

 

cap for persons in receipt of Universal Credit who are not subject to all work-

 

search requirements as set out in Section 22 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap may not be applied to anyone claiming Universal Credit who is not

 

subject to work-search requirements.


 
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