Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Amendments
to be moved
on report

After Clause 4

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

THE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM

BARONESS SHERLOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Child poverty: reporting obligation

(1)     The Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament an annual
report on child poverty.

(2)     The report must include information on the percentage of children living
in households where—

(a)   equivalised net income for the financial year is less than 60% of
median equivalised net household income for the most recent
financial year;

(b)   equivalised net income for the financial year is less than 70% of
median equivalised net household income for the most recent
financial year, and which experience material deprivation;

(c)   equivalised net income for the financial year is less than 60% of
median equivalised net household income for the financial year
beginning 1 April 2010, adjusted in a prescribed manner to take
account of changes in the value of money since that year; and

(d)   equivalised net income has been less than 60% of median
equivalised net household income in at least 3 of the survey years.

(3)     For the purposes of subsection (2)(d), the survey years are the calendar
years that ends in the financial year addressed in subsection (2)(a) and (b),
and the 3 preceding calendar years.”

Clause 7

BARONESS PITKEATHLEY

 

Page 9, leave out lines 5 and 6

LORD FREUD

 

Page 9, line 41, at end insert—

“(b)   in subsection (4), omit “other”.”

Clause 8

LORD FREUD

 

Page 11, line 21, leave out from “subsection” to “may” in line 23 and insert “(4)
insert—

“(4A)    A statutory instrument containing regulations under section 96A”

 

Page 11, line 26, leave out subsection (6)

Clause 11

THE LORD BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH

THE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM

BARONESS SHERLOCK

 

Page 13, line 12, at end insert “, or

(c)   an exception applies under section 10(4A) of the Welfare
Reform Act 2012, as inserted by section 12 of the Welfare
Reform and Work Act 2016”

Clause 12

THE LORD BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH

THE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM

BARONESS SHERLOCK

 

Page 13, line 19, leave out “(4)” and insert “(4A)”

 

Page 13, line 21, leave out “But” and insert “Provided that no exception under
subsection (4A) applies,”

 

Page 13, line 27, at end insert—

“(4A)    After subsection (4) insert—

“(4A)    For the purposes of subsection (1A), and of section 9(3A) and (3B)
of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (maximum rate of child tax credit), an
exception applies if—

(a)   the claimant responsible for children in the household is a
single claimant as a result of being bereaved of their partner,

(b)   the claimant has fled their previous partner as a result of
domestic abuse,

(c)   the child or qualifying young person has a disability,

(d)   the child or qualifying young person is in the household as
a result of a kinship care arrangement, private fostering
arrangement, or adoption, or

(e)   the claimant was previously entitled to an award for the
child or qualifying young person and has re-partnered
creating a household with more than two children.””

Clause 14

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

BARONESS SHERLOCK

BARONESS MEACHER

BARONESS MANZOOR

 

Leave out Clause 14

Clause 18

LORD FREUD

 

Page 17, line 36, at end insert—

“( )     In section 170 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Social
Security Advisory Committee), in subsection (5)—

(a)   in the definition of “the relevant enactments”, after paragraph (an)
insert—

“(ao)   sections 16, 17 and 19 of the Welfare Reform and
Work Act 2016;”;

(b)   in the definition of “the relevant Northern Ireland enactments”,
after paragraph (an) insert—

“(ao)   any provisions in Northern Ireland which
correspond to sections 16, 17 and 19 of the Welfare
Reform and Work Act 2016;”.”

 

Page 17, line 36, at end insert—

“( )     In section 2 of the Social Security Act 1998 (use of computers), in subsection
(2)—

(a)   omit the “or” after paragraph (m);

(b)   after paragraph (n) insert “or

(o)   sections 16 to 19 of the Welfare Reform and Work
Act 2016.”

( )     In section 8 of the Social Security Act 1998 (decisions by Secretary of
State)—

(a)   in subsection (3) (meaning of “relevant benefit”), after paragraph
(bb) insert—

“(bc)   a loan under section 16 of the Welfare Reform and
Work Act 2016;”;

(b)   in subsection (4) (meaning of “relevant enactment”), for “or section
30 of that Act” substitute “, section 30 of that Act or sections 16 to 19
of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016”.

( )     In section 11 of the Social Security Act 1998 (regulations with respect to
decisions), in subsection (3), in the definition of “the current legislation”,
for “and section 30 of that Act” substitute “, section 30 of that Act and
sections 16 to 19 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016”.

( )     In section 28 of the Social Security Act 1998 (correction of errors and setting
aside of decisions), in subsection (3)—

(a)   omit the “or” after paragraph (i);

(b)   after paragraph (j) insert “; or

(k)   sections 16 to 19 of the Welfare Reform and Work
Act 2016.”

( )     In section 39 of the Social Security Act 1998 (interpretation etc of Chapter 2
of Part 1), after subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)    In this Chapter—

(a)   a reference to a benefit includes a reference to a loan under
section 16 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016;

(b)   a reference to a claim for a benefit includes a reference to an
application for a loan under section 16 of the Welfare
Reform and Work Act 2016;

(c)   a reference to a claimant includes a reference to an applicant
for a loan under section 16 of the Welfare Reform and Work
Act 2016 or, in relation to a couple jointly applying for a loan
under that section, a reference to the couple or either
member of the couple;

(d)   a reference to an award of a benefit to a person includes a
reference to a decision that a person is eligible for a loan
under section 16 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016;

(e)   a reference to entitlement to a benefit includes a reference to
eligibility for a loan under section 16 of the Welfare Reform
and Work Act 2016.””

 

Page 17, line 41, at end insert—

“( )     In section 131 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (information-sharing in
relation to welfare services etc), in subsection (12), in the definition of
“relevant social security benefit” for the words from “has” to the end
substitute “means—

(a)   a relevant social security benefit as defined in section
121DA(7) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, or

(b)   a loan under section 16 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act
2016 (loans for mortgage interest etc);”.”

In the Title

LORD FREUD

 

Line 5, after “interest” insert “and other liabilities”

 

Prepared 19th January 2016