Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

Clause 1

THE LORD BISHOP OF LEICESTER

 

Page 1, line 5, at end insert—

“(1A) The Secretary of State must, in each of the tax years ending with 5 April 2014 and 5 April 2015, make an order by statutory instrument increasing each of the relevant sums by no less than the general level of prices over the period under review. For the meaning of the “relevant sums” see paragraph 3 of the Schedule.”

 

Page 1, line 5, at end insert—

“(1B) The Secretary of State must, in each of the tax years ending with 5 April 2014 and 5 April 2015, make an order by statutory instrument increasing each of the relevant sums by no less than the general level of prices over the period under review. For the meaning of the “relevant sums” see paragraph 4 of the Schedule.”

Clause 3

LORD BACH

 

Page 2, line 38, at end insert—

“( ) Except that no commencement shall take effect until the Secretary of State is satisfied that legal help is available for all claimants who seek legal advice on the validity of the decision on their benefit entitlement.”

The Schedule

THE LORD BISHOP OF LEICESTER

 

Page 4, line 7, leave out paragraph (b)

 

Page 4, leave out lines 24 to 33

 

Page 4, line 37, leave out paragraph (a)

 

Page 4, line 42, at end insert—

“3 The relevant amounts for the purposes of section 1, subsection (1A), are the sums—

(a) specified in regulations under section 8(3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012;

(b) specified in regulations under section 9(2) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012;

(c) specified in regulations under section 10(3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012;

(d) specified in regulations under section 12(3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012.”

 

Page 4, line 42, at end insert—

“4 The relevant amounts for the purposes of section 1, subsection (1B), are the sums—

(a) specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006;

(b) specified in regulations in Schedule 2 to the Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002 for the basic element, the 30 hour element, the second adult element and the lone parent element.”

Prepared 21st February 2013