Care Bill [HL]

Amendment
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Seventh Marshalled List]

Before Clause 107

BARONESS DEECH

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Unpaid carers and co-dependants: financial rights and obligations

(1)   The Secretary of State must arrange for a review of the legal and financial
rights and obligations of—

(a)   unpaid carers and those they care for, and

(b)   co-dependant family members who share a house,

and who in the case of paragraphs (a) and (b) are adults within the
prohibited degrees of marriage and who have lived together in the same
household for a period of at least five years.

(2)   The review referred to in subsection (1) shall be for the purpose of
considering the creation of a legal status that is non discriminatory and the
review shall include rights and obligations arising on the death of one of
the adults included in subsection (1)(a) and (b).

(3)   The Secretary of State shall report to Parliament on the outcome of the
review and the arrangements made by the Secretary of State must provide
for the review to begin as soon as practicable and include a full public
consultation.”

Prepared 23rd July 2013