Welfare Reform Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Seventeenth Marshalled List]

Schedule 13

LORD MCKENZIE OF LUTON

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

114B*

Page 151, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) The Commission shall advise Ministers on how to eradicate child poverty within the UK.”

114C*

Page 151, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) In producing advice on social mobility and child poverty the Commission must have regard to inequalities of income and wealth.”

114D*

Page 151, line 35, at end insert—

“8AA Duty to consult

A Minister of the Crown shall consult with the Commission on a strategy, including target setting, for the achievement of the reduction and eradication of child poverty.”

114E*

Page 152, line 20, at end insert—

“( ) A Minister of the Crown must publish a response to each of the Commission’s annual reports, or other published reports, within six months.”

114F*

Page 152, line 36, at end insert—

“( ) Before appointing a member of the Commission, the Secretary of State must have regard to the desirability of securing that the Commission (taken as a whole) has experience in or knowledge of—

(a) the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy relating to child poverty,

(b) research in connection with child poverty, and

(c) work with children and families experiencing poverty.”

114G*

Page 153, line 34, at end insert—

“(10A) The Commission may at any time request the Secretary of State to carry out, or commission others to carry out, such research on behalf of the Commission for the purpose of the carrying out of the Commission’s functions, as the Commission may specify in the request.

(10B) If the Secretary of State decides not to comply with the request, the Secretary of State must notify the Commission of the reasons for the decision.”

Prepared 28th November 2011