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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 15 September 2015

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 109

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [10 September 2015].

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

77

 

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

 

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.


 
 

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

79

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“(g)    

key health indicators”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A consequential amendment to amendment 80.

 

Anna Turley

 

98

 

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of 12 months beginning

 

with the day on which this Act is passed, publish and lay before Parliament the

 

first life chances strategy for England.

 

(5B)    

Before the end of the period to which the strategy relates, the Secretary of State

 

must review the strategy and publish and lay before Parliament a revised

 

strategy.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This ensures that the Government must produce a life chances strategy for England.

 



 
 

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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.

 

Priti Patel

 

86

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  23,  leave out from “which” to end of line 24 and insert

 

“section 5 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2015 comes into force.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment brings the date from which the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission is

 

to be called the Social Mobility Commission into line with the commencement of the other changes

 

to the Commission made by clause 5.

 

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.

 

Anna Turley

 

97

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

In section 2 (Duty of Secretary of State to ensure that targets in sections 3 to 6 are

 

met) for “2020” substitute “2030”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amends the Child Poverty Act 2010 to set new child poverty targets for 2030 rather than 2020.

 

To be read in conjunction with amendment 9.


 
 

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

Priti Patel

 

87

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

in the section heading omit “Regulations and”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the words “Regulations and “ from the heading of section 28 of the Child

 

Poverty Act 2010, consequential on the changes of substance to this section made by clause 6(7),

 

which removes references to regulations.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

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.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

104

 

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,

 

Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance;

 

(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.


 
 

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

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

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

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.

 

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


 
 

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

107

 

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 employment, as defined by the Office for National Statistics.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap will not apply to anyone who meets the definition of employment


 
 

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used by the Office for National Statistics, which states that “anyone doing one hour or more a week

 

of paid work is counted in the employment figures”.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

71

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  6,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To retain the current link between the benefit cap and estimated average earnings.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

28

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  9,  leave out paragraph (a)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove bereavement allowance from the benefit cap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

29

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  11,  leave out paragraph (b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove carer’s allowance from the benefit cap.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

72

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  11,  leave out paragraphs (b), (e), (h), (i) and (l)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential to amendment 69.


 
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