Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

Clause 4

LORD RAMSBOTHAM

 

Page 5, line 16, at end insert—

“Working and workless households: reporting obligations

AIAA Working and workless households and health

( )     The Secretary of State must publish and lay before Parliament a report
containing data on—

(a)   the impact on the mental and physical health of men, women and
children in workless households of benefit sanctions, and

(b)   the impact on the mental and physical health of men, women and
children in working households of incomes below the national
minimum wage.”

Clause 7

LORD BEST

 

Page 8, line 37, at end insert—

“(5C)    Regulations under this section shall provide for an exception to the
benefit cap for a person or couple who have been placed in
temporary accommodation by a local housing authority in
pursuance of its duties under section 188, 190, 193 or 195 of the
Housing Act 1996.

(5D)    The period for which the exception in subsection (5C) applies shall
not exceed 39 weeks beginning with the date on which
accommodation was first provided under any of the duties
specified.”

BARONESS MEACHER

 

Page 9, leave out lines 1 and 2

 

Page 9, leave out lines 7 to 10

 

Page 9, leave out lines 15 and 16

 

Page 9, leave out lines 17 and 18

 

Page 9, leave out lines 25 and 26

Clause 8

BARONESS MEACHER

 

Page 10, line 14, at end insert—

“( )     The Secretary of State shall assess the impact of the benefit cap on disabled
people, their families and carers.”

 

Page 10, line 26, at end insert—

“(c)   the impact of the benefit cap on disabled people, their families and
carers”

Clause 10

BARONESS MEACHER

 

Page 12, line 22, at end insert—

“( )     Notwithstanding subsection (1), for each of the tax years ending with
5 April 2017, 5 April 2018, 5 April 2019 and 5 April 2020, the amount of each
of the relevant amounts claimable by persons with a disability, as defined
by the Equality Act 2010, is to increase in line with inflation.”

Prepared 20th November 2015