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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 21 July 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 22 to 65

 

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

“(aa)    

information about the uptake of apprenticeships broken down by region,

 

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

 

(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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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,


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

(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.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

25

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

28

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

29

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  13,  leave out paragraph (c)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove child benefit from the benefit cap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  15,  leave out paragraph (d)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove child tax credit from the benefit cap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

32

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  21,  leave out paragraph (f)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 21 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  33,  leave out paragraph (k)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove maternity allowance from the benefit cap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  35,  leave out paragraph (l)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove severe disablement allowance from the benefit cap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

35

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  38,  leave out paragraph (n)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove widow’s pension from the benefit cap.

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

36

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (o)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

37

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  42,  leave out paragraph (p)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

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


 
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