Amendments proposed to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill - continued House of Commons

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Disregard of maintenance

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall by regulations provide that, in the case of housing benefit and council tax benefit, there shall be disregarded from a parent with care's income any maintenance paid to the parent with care.'.


Calculation of benefit entitlement

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall by regulations provide that, in the case of housing benefit and council tax benefit, the income of a non-resident parent shall be calculated net of any maintenance paid by the non-resident parent.'.


Child maintenance disregard

   

Mr Andrew George
Mr Paul Burstow

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall by regulations provide that in determining the entitlement of a parent with care or her partner, if any, to income support or income-based jobseeker's allowance, these shall be disregarded as income the first £10 of any maintenance paid each week to the parent with care.

    (2) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that subsection (1) is to have effect as if a different figure were substituted for the one set out therein.

    (3) The provisions of subsection (1) shall apply to all parents with care regardless of whether the child support maintenance payable to them has been determined under Part I of Schedule 1 of the Child Support Act 1991 as substituted by section 1(3) of this Act or otherwise.

    (4) Where payments of child support maintenance are made irregularly by the non-resident parent, that £10 (or such other figure as may from time to time be substituted) shall continue to be disregarded as though such payments were being made each week.'.


Presentation of information to Parliament

   

Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

NC13

*To move the following Clause:—

    'There shall be inserted after section 43 of the 1991 Act—

    "43A (1) The Secretary of State shall appear at least twice a year before the Social Security Select Committee for the purposes of providing the information set out in subsection (2)

    (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) is:

      (a) The number of maintenance determinations he has made since the last appearance;

      (b) the total amount of arrears of child support maintenance owed by non-resident parents as at the date of the Secretary of State's appearance;

      (c) the total amount of child support maintenance which is collected by means of deduction from earnings order; and

      (d) the number of deduction from earnings orders made by the Secretary of State since the last appearance.

    (3) In subsection (2), "the last appearance" means the most recent occasion on which the Secretary of State appeared before the Social Security Select Committee for the purposes of this section.".'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

145

*Clause     28,     page     23,     line     39,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

155

*Clause     28,     page     23,     line     39,     leave out 'in' and insert 'After subsection (2) of'.

   

Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

156

*Clause     28,     page     23,     line     40,     leave out ', after subsection (2)'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

146

*Clause     28,     page     24,     line     10,     after 'class 1', insert 'and 2'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

147

*Clause     28,     page     24,     line     18,     after 'year', insert 'or part thereof'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

148

*Clause     28,     page     24,     line     19,     after 'year', insert 'or part thereof'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

149

*Clause     28,     page     24,     line     35,     leave out 'throughout the year' and insert 'in any week throughout the year'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

143

*Clause     28,     page     24,     line     40,     after 'benefits', insert 'or through the earnings rule'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

144

*Clause     28,     page     24,     line     46,     leave out 'six' and insert 'sixteen'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

141

*Clause     29,     page     27,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(b) In a case where a person meeting the conditions in section 44A(2)(b) and (c) retires before 6th April 2015 the accruals rate shall be taken as double that produced by the relevant table in subsections (4) and (5) above.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

160

*Clause     29,     page     27,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(5A) Where a pensioner is entitled to a full additional pension and a full basic state pension, and in the event that they do not, when taken together, equate to or exceed the current rates of income support, the additional pension payable shall be increased by a sum equivalent to the difference.'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

142

*Page     30,     line     19,     leave out Clause 32.


   

Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

157

*Clause     33,     page     30,     line     35,     leave out from beginning to end of line 40 and insert—

    '(2) In subsection (1) (duty of trustees to make arrangement for selection of member-nominated trustees)—

      (a) the words "(subject to section 17)" shall be omitted;

      (b) in paragraph (a) for the words "persons selected" there shall be substituted the words "the selection of persons nominated"; and

      (c) in paragraph (b), the words ", and the appropriate rules," shall be omitted.'.


   

Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

158

*Clause     44,     page     48,     line     37,     leave out 'on that ground'.


   

Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

159

*Clause     49,     page     52,     line     26,     after 'with', insert 'any of'.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

53

Schedule     7,     page     97,     line     15,     column     3,     at end insert—

            'Section 44(3).'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

54

Schedule     7,     page     97,     line     21,     column     3,     at end insert—

    'In Schedule 1, paragraph 13, and in paragraph 16, sub-paragraph (1)(d) and (e), sub-paragraphs (2) to (9), and in sub-paragraph (10) the words ", or should be cancelled".'

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

55

Schedule     7,     page     97,     line     22,     column     3,     leave out from beginning to end of line 23 and insert 'Schedule 4C.'


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

78

Clause     65,     page     67,     line     5,     leave out 'section 23' and insert 'sections 18 and 23'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

79

Clause     65,     page     67,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The provisions of section 18 of this Act—

      (a) shall not come into effect until 1st October 2006 at the earliest; and

      (b) may only be brought into effect upon the Secretary of State having laid a report before Parliament setting out the reasons why the introduction of section 18 is necessary.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

80

Clause     65,     page     67,     line     18,     leave out 'subsection (2)' and insert 'subsections (2) or (2A)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

36

Clause     65,     page     67,     line     25,     after 'of' insert 'Part I (other than section 23) and'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Annual report on service pensions, war pensions and war widows' pensions

   

Mr Andrew Mackinlay
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—After section 169 of the Pensions Act 1995 there shall be inserted—


Notification

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC14

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—The Secretary of State shall in regulations make provision for the notification of additional pension contributors of any changes to the additional pension that will materially affect their entitlement.'.

"Annual report on service pensions, war pensions and war widows' pensions.169A.—(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament on or before the last day of April 2001 and annually thereafter a report for the previous financial year on service pensions, war pensions and war widows' pensions, setting out in particular—

      (a) the numbers of those in receipt of such pensions;

      (b) an assessment of whether the payments made during the year in respect of those pensions have been sufficient to prevent their recipients suffering any unnecessary hardship; and

      (c) what plans, if any, he has to improve the well-being of those recipients, whether by means of changes to the level of payments made in respect of those pensions or otherwise.

    (2) In preparing the report referred to in subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall—

      (a) consider any representations made to him by individual recipients of the pensions referred to in that subsection or organisations representing their interests; and

      (b) consult such other persons or organisations as appear to him to be appropriate.'.

 
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