Scotland Bill


AmendmentS
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]

Clause 21

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Clause 22

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Clause 23

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Clause 24

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Clause 26

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“(d)   have been formally notified to the Secretary of State by
Scottish Ministers, prior to the implementation of the
scheme.”

 

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Clause 29

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After Clause 33

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Insert the following new Clause—

“Social Security Advisory Committee

In section 170 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (the social
security advisory committee), after subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)    The Scottish Ministers may request the Social Security Advisory
Committee to—

(a)   give advice and assistance to the relevant Scottish Minister
in connection with the discharge of his or her functions in
relation to a relevant Scottish social security function; and

(b)   perform such other duties in relation to Scotland as may be
assigned to the Social Security Advisory Committee under
any enactment.””

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Pilot schemes

(1)     Any power to make—

(a)   regulations under Part 3 of this Act,

(b)   regulations under the Social Security Administration Act 1992
relating to Part 3 of this Act, or

(c)   regulations under the Social Security Act 1998 relating to Part 3 of
this Act, may be exercised by Scottish Ministers so as to make
provision for “pilot schemes” in Scotland.

(2)     In subsection (1), “pilot scheme” means carrying out an activity or set of
activities and testing—

(a)   the extent to which the activity is likely to make Part 3 simpler to
understand or administer,

(b)   the extent to which the activity is likely to promote—

(i)   improved provision for carers or people with low incomes
or disabilities, or

(ii)   people remaining in work, or obtaining or being able to
obtain more or better-paid work, or

(c)   the extent to which the activity is likely to affect the conduct of
claimants or other people in any other way.

(3)     A pilot scheme may be limited in its application to—

(a)   one or more areas,

(b)   one or more classes of person,

(c)   persons selected—

(i)   by reference to prescribed criteria, or

(ii)   on a sampling basis.

(4)     A pilot scheme may have initial effect for up to three years, and Scottish
Ministers may then by regulations extend the pilot scheme for a further
year.

(5)     A pilot scheme may be replaced by another pilot scheme making the same
or similar provision.

(6)     A pilot scheme may include consequential or transitional provision in
relation to its expiry.”

 

Prepared 3rd February 2016