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

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Mr Jeff Rooker

205

Clause     16,     page     15,     line     44,     after '(1)', insert—

    'Where the Secretary of State has sought to recover an amount by virtue of section 38(1), and that amount, or any portion of it, remains unpaid, he may by summary application apply to the sheriff for the issue of a warrant committing the liable person to prison.

    (2) On any such application, the sheriff shall, in the presence of the liable person, inquire as to—

      (a) the liable person's means; and

      (b) whether there has been wilful refusal or culpable neglect on his part.

    (3)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

206

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     6,     leave out '(2)' and insert '(4)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

207

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     15,     leave out '(3)' and insert '(5)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

208

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     17,     leave out '(4)' and insert '(6)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

209

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     23,     leave out '(5)' and insert '(7)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

210

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     24,     leave out '(4)' and insert '(6)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

211

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     25,     leave out '(6)' and insert '(8)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

212

Clause     16,     page     16,     line     30,     leave out '(7)' and insert '(9)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

213

Clause     16,     page     16,     leave out line 32 and insert '(10) The power of the Court of Session by Act of Sederunt to regulate the procedure and practice in civil proceedings in the sheriff court shall include power to make'.


   

Mr Andrew George
Mr Paul Burstow

126

Clause     17,     page     17,     line     37,     leave out 'the Consolidated Fund' and insert 'a general fund designated for the relief of hardship arising from arrears of maintenance suffered by parents with care.'.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

27

Clause     18,     page     18,     line     1,     leave out from 'having' to 'under' in line 2 and insert 'been treated as having applied for a maintenance calculation'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

28

Clause     18,     page     19,     line     1,     leave out from beginning to end of line 2.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

29

Clause     19,     page     19,     line     33,     leave out from 'decision' to 'and' in line 34 and insert 'under section 11 or 12 on the application, nor decided not to make a maintenance calculation;'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

30

Clause     19,     page     19,     line     46,     leave out from 'has' to end of line 47 and insert 'decided not to make a maintenance calculation'.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

31

Clause     20,     page     20,     line     45,     leave out ', and that rate applies' and insert '(or would be so liable but for a variation having been agreed to), and that rate applies (or would have applied)'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

32

Clause     20,     page     21,     line     8,     after 'that' insert 'payments in respect of child support maintenance are made or that'.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

33

Clause     21,     page     21,     line     31,     at end insert—

            '(4) Subsection (3) shall cease to have effect.'.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

34

Clause     22,     page     21,     line     32,     leave out '1995 Act' and insert 'Child Support Act 1995'.


   

Mr Jeff Rooker

214

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '( ) In section 7 (right of a child in Scotland to apply for assessment)—

      (a) in subsection (1), for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

            "(b) no parent has been treated under section 6(3) as having applied for a maintenance calculation with respect to the child."; and

      (b) in subsection (10)—

          (i) after "qualifying child if" there shall be inserted "(a)";

          (ii) after "maintenance order" there shall be inserted "made before a prescribed date"; and

          (iii) at the end there shall be inserted "or

            (b) a maintenance order made on or after the date prescribed for the purposes of paragraph (a) is in force in respect of them, but has been so for less than the period of one year beginning with the date on which it was made.".'

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

45

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     29,     at end insert—

            '( ) In section 27A (recovery of fees for scientific tests), in subsection (1)(a), after "made" there shall be inserted "or treated as made".'.

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

46

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '( ) In section 28ZA (decisions involving issues that arise on appeal in other cases), in subsection (1)—

      (a) in paragraph (a), for the words "in relation to a maintenance assessment" there shall be substituted "or with respect to a reduced benefit decision under section 46"; and

      (b) for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

            "(b) an appeal is pending against a decision given in relation to a different matter by a Child Support Commissioner or a court."

    ( ) In section 28ZB (appeals involving issues that arise on appeal in other cases)—

      (a) in subsection (1), for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

      "(a) an appeal ("appeal A") in relation to a decision or the imposition of a requirement falling within section 20(1) is made to an appeal tribunal, or from an appeal tribunal to a Child Support Commissioner;"; and

      (b) in subsection (4), for the words "or assessment" there shall be substituted "or the imposition of the requirement".

    ( ) In section 28ZC (restrictions on liability in certain cases of error)—

      (a) in subsection (1)(b)(i), at the end there shall be inserted "or one treated as having been so made, or under section 46 as to the reduction of benefit";

      (b) in subsection (1)(b)(ii), for the words from "a decision" to the end there shall be substituted "any decision (made after the commencement date) referred to in section 16(1A)";

      (c) in subsection (1)(b)(iii), for the words from "a decision" to the end there shall be substituted "any decision (made after the commencement date) referred to in section 17(1)";

      (d) in subsection (3), after "liability" there shall be inserted "or the reduction of a person's benefit"; and

      (e) in subsection (6), in the definition of "adjudicating authority", at the end insert "or, in the case of a decision made on a referral under section 28D(1)(b), an appeal tribunal".'

   

Mr Jeff Rooker

215

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '( ) In section 28 (power of the Secretary of State to bring or defend actions of declarator), in subsection (1)(a)—

      (a) after "made", where it first occurs, there shall be inserted "or treated as made"; and

      (b) for "or assessment was made" there shall be substituted "was made or treated as made or the calculation was made".'

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

47

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     32,     leave out from 'maintenance),' to end of line 35 and insert 'for subsection (2) there shall be substituted—

    "(2) The Secretary of State may, except in prescribed cases, arrange for the collection of any periodical payments, or secured periodical payments, of a prescribed kind which are payable for the benefit of a child even though he is not arranging for the collection of child support maintenance with respect to that child.".'

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

48

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '( ) In section 32 (regulations about deduction from earnings orders), in subsection (2), after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted—

      "(bb) for the amount or amounts which are to be deducted from the liable person's earnings not to exceed a prescribed proportion of his earnings (as determined by the employer);".'

   

Mr Jeff Rooker
Angela Eagle
Mr Kevin Hughes
Mr Richard Burden

49

Schedule     3,     page     76,     line     41,     at end insert—

            '( ) In section 51 (supplementary power to make regulations), in subsection (2)—

            (a) for paragraph (a)(ii) and (iii) there shall be substituted—

                "(ii) the making of decisions under section 11;

                (iii) the making of decisions under section 16 or 17;"; and

            (b) for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—

            "(b) extending the categories of case to which section 16, 17 or 20 applies;".'

 
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