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.".'.


Collection and enforcement priorities

   

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

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    'In the Child Support Act 1991 there shall be inserted the following section—

      "43A. In exercising his powers under sections 29 to 43 of this Act the Secretary of State shall ensure that such powers are exercised with a view to securing the collection and enforcement of child support maintenance from those non-resident parents who have failed to pay any amount of child support maintenance and that this duty is accorded priority over the collection and enforcement of child support maintenance from those non-resident parents who have made some payments of child support maintenance.".'.


Deduction of earnings orders

   

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

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    'There shall be substituted for section 31(3) of the Child Support Act 1991 the following—

      "(3) A deduction of earnings order shall be made so as to secure the payment both of arrears of child support maintenance payable under the maintenance calculation and amount of child support maintenance which will become due".'.


   

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

161

Clause     28,     page     24,     line     2,     after 'Class 1', insert 'and Class 2'.

   

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

199

Clause     28,     page     24,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(2B) For the avoidance of doubt, the secondary contributions paid by an employer on the salary of an employee who is of pensionable age shall contribute to that employee's pension entitlement.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

146

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

   

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

162

Clause     28,     page     24,     line     10,     after 'Class 1', insert 'and Class 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 Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride
Mr Desmond Swayne

163

Clause     28,     page     24,     line     20,     after 'Class 1', insert 'and Class 2'.

   

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

164

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

   

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

165

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     1,     leave out from 'satisfying' to the end of line 2 and insert 'the conditions set out in paragraphs 2(a) or 3 and 4 of the Social Security Pensions (Home Responsibilities) Regulations 1994.'.

   

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

166

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     19,     after 'Class 1', insert 'and Class 2'.

   

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

200

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(4A) The secondary contribution paid by an employer on the salary of an employee who is of pensionable age within subsections (2), (3) and (4) above shall contribute to that employee's pension entitlement.'.

   

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

201

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     35,     leave out '£9,500' and insert '£8,500".


   

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

228

*Clause     29,     page     26,     line     37,     leave out from beginning to end of line 1 on page 27.

   

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

188

Clause     29,     page     26,     line     43,     leave out '10' and insert '20'.

   

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

189

Clause     29,     page     26,     line     44,     leave out '2QEF' and insert 'QEF'.

 
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