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Welfare Reform Bill

marshalled list of motion and amendment to be moved on

consideration of commons REASON

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

MOTION A

LORDS AMENDMENTS 3 AND 26

Clause 11

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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—

 
 
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“(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.

 

LORDS NON-INSISTENCE AND AMENDMENTS IN LIEU

 

The Lords do not insist on their Amendments 2, 3 and 26, but do propose Amendments 3B

 

and 26B in lieu.

Clause 11

3B

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.””

Clause 68

26B

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

 
 

 
 

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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.”

 

COMMONS DISAGREEMENT AND REASON

 

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 3B and 26B for the following Reason—

3C

Because Lords Amendments Nos. 3B and 26B 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 Amendments 3B and

 

26B to which the Commons have disagreed.

 

A1

 

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

 

Amendment 3D as an amendment in lieu”

Clause 11

3DParliamentary Star

Page 5, line 21, at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall commission an independent review (“the

 

review”) of the impact of the provisions of sections 11 and 68 of this Act.

 

(3B)    

The review shall assess the impact of those provisions on—

 

(a)    

families;

 

(b)    

the incidence of poverty;

 

(c)    

the incidence of homelessness;

 

(d)    

levels of underoccupancy;

 

(e)    

local authority resources;

 

(f)    

rent arrears; and

 

(g)    

any other consequences of sections 11 and 68 of this Act which the

 

Secretary of State or the reviewer consider should be covered by the

 

review.

 

(3C)    

The review will commence six months after sections 11 and 68 of this Act

 

come into force (or, if the provisions of sections 11 and 68 comes into force

 

on different dates, six months after the latter of those provisions comes into

 

force).

 
 

 
 

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(3D)    

The review will conclude with the making of a report within six months of

 

the review commencing; and shall be repeated one year after it

 

commenced.

 

(3E)    

Reports made under subsection (3D) shall be laid before both Houses of

 

Parliament.”

 
 

 
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