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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 13 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill


 

[Seventh and Eighth Sittings]


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  44

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  45

 

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

 

children”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  46

 

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

 

children”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 13 October 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

 

Not called  47

 

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

 

children”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  48

 

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

 

children”

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Negatived on division  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.”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Owen Smith

 

Not selected  43

 

Page  12,  line  32,  leave out Clause 11

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 13 October 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

 

Negatived on division  50

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  51

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  52

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  53

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  54

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 13 October 2015        

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Withdrawn  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.”

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Not called  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.”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Owen Smith

 

Not selected  49

 

Page  13,  line  17,  leave out Clause 12

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Neil Coyle

 

Withdrawn  139

 

Clause  13,  page  14,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The Secretary of State must make provision for additional personalised and

 

specialist employment support in connection with subsections (1) to (3).

 

(5B)    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance on the following—

 

(a)    

the forms of personalised and specialist employment support;

 

(b)    

the means by which a diverse market of suppliers for personalised and

 

specialist employment support can be developed in local areas; and

 

(c)    

information for local authorities seeking to improve local disability

 

employment rates.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 13 October 2015        

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Not selected  20

 

Page  14,  line  1,  leave out Clause 13

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not selected  55

 

Page  14,  line  25,  leave out Clause 14

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  57

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  62

 

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

 

“(a)    

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

 

not yet started primary school”;


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 13 October 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

 

Negatived on division  58

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  59

 

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

 

Anna Turley

 

Withdrawn  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.”.”

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Rushanara Ali

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Owen Smith

 

Negatived on division  108

 

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

 

    

 

“(d)    

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

 

“(5A)    

The Secretary of State must, by regulations, make provision to ensure

 

that where a claimant is the responsible carer for a child who is aged

 

under five they are subject to no work-related requirements unless it is

 

possible to make arrangements for affordable and appropriate childcare

 

for the claimant’s child.

 

(5B)    

The regulations in subsection (5A) must provide a definition of

 

“affordable and appropriate childcare”.””

 

Neil Coyle

 

Negatived on division  140

 

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

 

    

 

“(d)    

in section 22(1) after “section” insert “, except if the claimant is the

 

responsible carer of a disabled child aged 3 or 4.

 

(1B)    

The Secretary of State must lay regulations determining what a disabled child is

 

for the purpose of this section and may include, but will not be limited to a child—


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 13 October 2015        

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

(a)    

in receipt of an Education, Health and Care Plan,

 

(b)    

in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational Needs,

 

(c)    

identified by their local authority as having special educational needs,

 

(d)    

with child in need status,

 

(e)    

meeting the definition of disabled under the Equality Act 2010.”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  60

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (a)

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  63

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  40,  leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert—

 

“(a)    

in regulation 91 (claimants subject to work-focused interview

 

requirement only), for the word “3” substitute “5 or when the child starts

 

primary school”;

 

(b)    

in regulation 91A (claimants subject to work preparation requirement)

 

for the words “3 or 4” substitute “who has not yet started primary

 

school”;”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Not called  61

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  42,  leave out paragraph (b)

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Debbie Abrahams

 

Owen Smith

 

Negatived on division  131

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

Claimants subject to new requirements as a result of the measures contained in

 

subsections (1) and (2) of this clause must, at a time no later than three months

 

before subsections (1) and (2) come into force, receive written notification of the

 

lone parent flexibilities issued as guidance to Jobcentre Plus staff.”


 
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