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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Motions and amendments to be Moved

on Consideration of Commons reasons and amendment

Before Clause 4

LORDS AMENDMENT 1

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 1 to which

the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 1A, but do propose the following

amendments in lieu—

Insert the following new Clause—

Children living in low-income households

Publication of data on children living in low-income households

(1)    

Before the end of the financial year beginning with 1 April 2016 and each

subsequent financial year the Secretary of State must publish data on the

percentage of children in the United Kingdom—

(a)    

who live in households whose equivalised net income for the

relevant financial year is less than 60% of median equivalised net

household income for that financial year;

(b)    

who live in households whose equivalised net income for the

relevant financial year is less than 70% of median equivalised net

household income for that financial year, and who experience

material deprivation;

(c)    

who live in households whose equivalised net income for the

relevant financial year is less than 60% of median equivalised net

household income for the financial year beginning 1 April 2010,

adjusted to take account of changes in the value of money since that

financial year;

(d)    

who live in households whose equivalised net income has been less

than 60% of median equivalised net household income in at least 3

of the last 4 survey periods.

(2)    

The published data must be accompanied by information on how the

Secretary of State has approached the following for the purpose of the

data—

(a)    

the meaning of “child”;

(b)    

the meaning of “household”;

(c)    

when a child is or is not living in a household;

 

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(d)    

what is the income of a household for a financial year;

 

(e)    

what deductions are made in calculating the net income of a

 

household;

 

(f)    

how net household income is equivalised;

 

(g)    

when a child experiences material deprivation;

 

(h)    

how household income is adjusted to take account of changes in the

 

value of money since the financial year beginning 1 April 2010;

 

(i)    

the meaning of “survey period”.

 

(3)    

The published data may be accompanied by information as to how and

 

when the references in subsections (1) and (2) to the financial year

 

beginning 1 April 2010 are to be read as references to a later financial year.

 

(4)    

In this section—

 

“equivalised”, in relation to household income, means adjusted to

 

take account of variations in household size and composition;

 

“financial year” means the 12 months ending with 31 March;

 

“relevant financial year”, in relation to a financial year in which data

 

is to be published, means the most recent financial year for which

 

the data is available.”

Clause 30

Page 26, line 38, after “sections” insert “(Publication of data on children living in

low-income households)”

Clause 31

Page 27, line 30, after “sections” insert “(Publication of data on children living in

low-income households)”

Clause 13

LORDS AMENDMENT 8

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 8, to which

the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 8A.

Lord Low of Dalston to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end in­

sert “but do propose the following amendments in lieu—

Page 14, line 24, at end insert—

“(8)    

Subsections (2) and (3) shall not come into force until the Secretary of State

has laid before both Houses of Parliament a report giving his or her

estimate of the impact of the provisions in those subsections on the—

(a)    

physical and mental health,

(b)    

financial situation, and

(c)    

ability to return to work,

    

of persons who would otherwise be entitled to start claiming the work-

related activity component of employment and support allowance.

(9)    

Regulations bringing subsections (2) and (3) into force shall not be made

unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a

resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

 

 


 
 

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Clause 31

Page 28, line 2, at end insert “, subject to section 13(8) and (9)””

Clause 14

LORDS AMENDMENT 9

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 9, to which

the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 9A.

Lord Low of Dalston to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end in­

sert “but do propose the following amendments in lieu—

Page 14, line 27, at end insert—

“(2)    

This section shall not come into force until the Secretary of State has laid

before both Houses of Parliament a report giving his or her estimate of the

impact of the provision in this section on the—

(a)    

physical and mental health,

(b)    

financial situation, and

(c)    

ability to return to work,

    

of persons who would otherwise be entitled to start claiming the limited

capability for work element of universal credit.

(3)    

Regulations bringing this section into force shall not be made unless a draft

of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of,

each House of Parliament.”

Clause 31

Page 28, line 2, at end insert “and subject to section 14(2) and (3)””

Clause 28

LORDS AMENDMENT  34

Lord Freud to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 34 and do

agree with the Commons in their Amendment 34A in lieu.

 

 


 
 

   
 

Motions and amendments to be Moved

 
 

on Consideration of Commons reasons and amendment

 
   

25th February 2016

 

 

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