Welfare Reform Bill

AMENDMENT
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT
[Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]

Clause 134

LORD MACKAY OF CLASHFERN

 

Page 105, line 11, at end insert—

“(3) In section 6 of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (provision to allow charging of fees by the Commission), after subsection (2) there is inserted—

“(2A) Nothing in regulations under subsection (1) shall impose a liability on a parent with care for the payment of fees to the Commission where that parent has taken reasonable steps to establish whether it is possible or appropriate to make a maintenance agreement (within the meaning of section 9 of the Child Support Act 1991), and where, having taken such reasonable steps, it is either not possible or not appropriate for the parent with care to do so.””

Prepared 12th January 2012