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Welfare Reform Bill

marshalled list of motions and amendments to be moved on

consideration of commons REASONS and AMENDMENT

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 75, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

MOTION A

LORDS AMENDMENT 1

Clause 10

1

Page 4, line 34, at end insert “, such additional amount to be paid at either a higher

 

rate, or a lower rate, which shall be no less than two-thirds of the higher rate as may

 

be prescribed”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 1 for the following Reason—

1A

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the

 

Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed

 

sufficient.

 

A

 

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 1 to which

 

the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 1A.

 

A1

 

Baroness Meacher to move, as an amendment to Motion A, at end insert “but

 

do propose Amendment 1B as an amendment in lieu”

1B

Page 4, line 34, at end insert “, and such additional amount to be paid at a higher

 

rate, a middle rate or a lower rate; and the middle rate shall be no less than two-

 

thirds of the higher rate as may be prescribed; and the lower rate shall be no less

 

than one-third of the higher rate”

 
 
HL Bill 126-I55/1

 
 

2

 
 

MOTION B

 

LORDS AMENDMENTS 2, 3 AND 26

Clause 11

2

Page 5, line 2, after “credit” insert “, subject to subsection (3A),”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 2 for the following Reason—

2A

Because Lords Amendments Nos. 2 and 3 would alter the financial arrangements made by

 

the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason

 

may be deemed sufficient.

3

Page 5, line 21, at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

In relation to a dwelling of which the landlord is a local housing authority

 

or a registered provider of social housing, and no suitable alternative

 

accommodation (as defined in regulations to be made under this section,

 

and provided by any such provider) is available, regulations under this

 

section shall not permit the housing cost element of the universal credit to

 

be less than the actual amount of the liability in a case where a household

 

has no more than one spare bedroom.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 3 for the following Reason—

3A

Because Lords Amendments Nos. 2 and 3 would alter the financial arrangements made by

 

the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason

 

may be deemed sufficient.

Clause 68

26

Page 52, line 36, at end insert—

 

“(4)    

After subsection (7) insert—

 

“(7A)    

In relation to a dwelling of which the landlord is a local housing

 

authority or a registered provider of social housing, and no

 

alternative accommodation (as defined in regulations to be made

 

under this section, and provided by any such provider) is available,

 

regulations under this section shall not permit the AMHB to be less

 

than the actual amount of the liability in a case where a household

 

has no more than one spare bedroom.””

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 26 for the following Reason—

26A

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the

 

Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed

 

sufficient.

 
 

 
 

3

 
 

B

 

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendments 2, 3 and

 

26 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reasons 2A, 3A and 26A.

 

B1

 

Lord Best to move, as an amendment to Motion B, at end insert “but do propose

 

Amendments 3B and 26B as amendments in lieu”

3BParliamentary Star

Page 5, line 21, at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

In relation to a dwelling of which the landlord is a local housing authority

 

or a registered provider of social housing, and no suitable alternative

 

accommodation (as defined in regulations to be made under this section,

 

and provided by any such provider) is available, regulations under this

 

section shall not permit the housing cost element of the universal credit to

 

be less than the actual amount of the liability in a case where a household

 

has no more than one spare bedroom, and—

 

(a)    

the claimant is subject to no work related requirements in

 

accordance with the provisions of section 19;

 

(b)    

the claimant, or a child or a young person for whom either or both

 

the claimants is responsible, is in receipt of disability living

 

allowance, or personal independence payment, or attendance

 

allowance or an increase of disablement pension where constant

 

attendance is required; or

 

(c)    

the claimant is a war widow or widower; or

 

(d)    

the claimant routinely provides foster care placements.

 

(3B)    

In subsection (3A), “claimant” means a single claimant or joint claimant.””

26BParliamentary Star

Page 52, line 36, at end insert—

 

“( )    

In relation to a dwelling of which the landlord is a local housing authority

 

or a registered provider of social housing, and no suitable alternative

 

accommodation (as defined in regulations to be made under this section,

 

and provided by any such provider) is available, regulations under this

 

section shall not permit the AMHB to be less than the actual amount of the

 

liability in a case where a household has no more than one spare bedroom,

 

and—

 

(a)    

the claimant is subject to no work-related requirements in

 

accordance with the provisions of section 11D of the Welfare

 

Reform Act 2007;

 

(b)    

the claimant, their partner or a child or a young person for whom

 

the claimant (or their partner) is responsible, is in receipt of

 

disability living allowance, or personal independence payment, or

 

attendance allowance or an increase of disablement pension where

 

constant attendance is required;

 

(c)    

the claimant is a war widow or widower; or

 

(d)    

the claimant or their partner routinely provides foster care

 

placements.”

 
 

 
 

4

 
 

MOTION C

 

LORDS AMENDMENT 4

Clause 11

4

Page 5, line 23, at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Regulations shall not permit any reduction of housing benefit or amounts

 

included for accommodation in an award of universal credit in respect of

 

under occupation, deemed or actual, where—

 

(a)    

the landlord is a local authority or a registered provider of social

 

housing, and

 

(b)    

any such landlord is not able to offer suitable alternative

 

accommodation which would not cause a person to under occupy.

 

(4B)    

Regulations may make provision for determining when accommodation is

 

suitable for the purposes of these provisions.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 4 for the following Reason—

4A

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the

 

Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed

 

sufficient.

 

C

 

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 4 to which

 

the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 4A.

 

MOTION D

 

LORDS AMENDMENTS 15 AND 23

Clause 51

15

Page 36, line 16, after “2007” insert “, and subject to section (Condition relating to

 

youth (No. 2)),”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 15 for the following Reason—

15A

Because Lords Amendments Nos. 15 and 23 would alter the financial arrangements made

 

by the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this

 

Reason may be deemed sufficient.

Clause 52

23

Leave out Clause 52 and insert the following new Clause—

 
 

 
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