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

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

186

Clause     42,     page     46,     line     46,     at end insert—

      '(d) give every party to a complaint and every person against whom allegations are made in the complaint an opportunity to make oral representations to the Pensions Ombudsman where such oral representation shall be limited to a maximum period of one hour for each party or person unless in exceptional cases where the Pensions Ombudsman deems that additional time is required.'.

   

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

185

Clause     42,     page     47,     line     28,     after 'Ombudsman', insert '(subject to the Ombudsman ensuring suitable remuneration for such other person who may be appointed by him where such person is not a party to the complaint or the investigation).'.

   

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

184

Clause     42,     page     47,     line     32,     after 'legal', insert 'and actuarial'.

   

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

187

Clause     42,     page     47,     line     35,     at end insert—

      '(e) for the payment of some pre-emptive costs out of funds held for the purposes of the scheme to which the complaint or reference relates to be decided by OPAS.'.


   

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—

"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.'.


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.'.


 
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