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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 17 September 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 110-130, NCs 13-14

 

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includes any withdrawn amendments at the end.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].

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

44

 

Clause  11,  page  12,  line  39,  leave out “2017” and insert “2022”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would see current arrangements for child tax credit remaining in place for

 

children born before 6 April 2022.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 September 2015                

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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

 

45

 

Clause  11,  page  13,  line  10,  leave out “one other child” and insert “two other

 

children”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to child tax credit for families with three children.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

46

 

Clause  11,  page  13,  line  10,  leave out “one other child” and insert “three other

 

children”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to child tax credit for families with four children.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

47

 

Clause  11,  page  13,  line  10,  leave out “one other child” and insert “four other

 

children”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to child tax credit for families with five children.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

48

 

Clause  11,  page  13,  line  10,  leave out “one other child” and insert “five other

 

children”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to child tax credit for families with six children.


 
 

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

83

 

Clause  11,  page  13,  line  12,   at end insert—

 

“(3C)    

The limit on the number of children or qualifying young person for whom an

 

individual element of child tax credit can be claimed, as set out in subsection

 

(3B), shall not apply to households where one or more of the child or qualifying

 

young person in that household is disabled. This includes, but is not limited to,

 

those persons in receipt of the disability element of child tax credit.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment exempts households from the limit on the number of children for whom the

 

individual element of child tax credit can be claimed where one or more child in that household is

 

disabled.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

43

 

Page  12,  line  32,  leave out Clause 11

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would see current arrangements for child tax credit remaining in place.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

50

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  18,  leave out subsections (1) to (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to the child element of universal credit for families with

 

more than two children.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 September 2015                

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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

 

51

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  22,  leave out “two” and insert “three”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to the child element of universal credit for families with

 

three children.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

52

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  22,  leave out “two” and insert “four”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to the child element of universal credit for families with

 

four children.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

53

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  22,  leave out “two” and insert “five”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to the child element of universal credit for families with

 

five children.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

54

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  22,  leave out “two” and insert “six”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain entitlement to the child element of universal credit for families with

 

six children.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 September 2015                

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

18

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  23,  at end insert “unless this would result in an amount no

 

longer being paid in respect of a child or young person who was born before 6 April 2017,

 

in which case a payment shall still be made in respect of this child or young person.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To ensure that the reduction of the child element of Universal Credit to two children only affect

 

children born after 6 April 2017.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

84

 

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  23,   at end insert—

 

“(1B)    

The limit on the number of children or qualifying young person for whom a child

 

element of universal credit can be claimed, as set out in subsection (1B), shall not

 

apply to households where one or more of the child or qualifying young person

 

in that household is disabled. This includes, but is not limited to, those persons in

 

receipt of the disabled child element of universal credit.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment exempts households from the limit on the number of children for whom the child

 

element of universal credit can be claimed where one or more child in that household is disabled.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

49

 

Page  13,  line  17,  leave out Clause 12

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove changes to entitlement to the child element of universal credit.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 September 2015                

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

20

 

Page  14,  line  1,  leave out Clause 13

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This prevent the changes to the work-related component of the employment and support allowance.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

55

 

Page  14,  line  25,  leave out Clause 14

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain the limited capability for work element of universal credit.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

57

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  31,  leave out paragraph (a)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would keep the “work-focused interview requirement only” for responsible

 

carers of children aged two and three.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

62

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  31,  leave out paragraphs (a) to (c) and insert—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 September 2015                

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

“(a)    

in section 19(2)(c) for the words “under the age of 1” substitute “who has

 

not yet started primary school”;

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, taken together with amendment 63, would mean claimants in receipt of universal

 

credit who are responsible carers are not subject to work focused interviews or work preparation

 

requirements until their child starts school. From when a child starts school, relevant claimants

 

would be required to follow all work requirements.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

58

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  36,  after “2,”, insert “3 or 4”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain the current position for responsible carers of children aged three

 

and four.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

59

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  37,  leave out paragraph (c)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would retain the current position for responsible carers of children aged three

 

and four.

 

Anna Turley

 

101

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

Insert after section 18—

 

“(18A)    

Guidance on lone parents

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall, by regulation, provide guidance to Jobcentre Plus

 

setting out how it should support claimants who are lone parents in meeting the

 

work-related requirements that they are subject to.”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to set out in regulation how Jobcentre Plus should support

 

claimant of universal credit who are lone parents meet the work-related requirements they are

 

subject to.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Rushanara Ali

 

108

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

    

 

“(d)    

after section 24 (imposition of requirements) after subsection (5) insert—


 
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