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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 17 September 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Negatived on division  77

 

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

 

“(ba)    

children living in low income working households.”

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  78

 

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

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  79

 

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

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  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.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 17 September 2015      

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  81

 

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

 

“(g)    

low income”

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  82

 

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

 

“(g)    

key health indicators”

 

Anna Turley

 

Withdrawn  98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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Withdrawn  7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—”

 

Priti Patel

 

Agreed to  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.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 17 September 2015      

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  8

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, agreed to on division.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Negatived on division  9

 

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

 

Anna Turley

 

Not called  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”.”

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Not called  10

 

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

 

Priti Patel

 

Agreed to  87

 

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

 

“(c)    

in the section heading omit “Regulations and”.”

 

Clause, as amended, agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 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

 

Negatived on division  25

 

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

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Owen Smith

 

Negatived on division  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.”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  26

 

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

 

£18,200”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  27

 

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

 

£18,200”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 17 September 2015      

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Negatived on division  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).”

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Negatived on division  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.”

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Negatived on division  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).”

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Not called  70

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 17 September 2015      

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

“(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.”

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Not called  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.”

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Negatived on division  71

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  28

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  29

 

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

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Dawn Butler

 

Wes Streeting

 

Stephen Pound

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Not called  72

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 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

 

Negatived on division  30

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  31

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  32

 

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

 

Dawn Butler

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Not called  76

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  23,  leave out paragraph (g)

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Natalie McGarry

 

Mhairi Black

 

Ian Blackford

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Corri Wilson

 

Negatived on division  33

 

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


 
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