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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 15th February 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE F


CHILD SUPPORT, PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [18th January], as follows:—

Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 2 to 6, Schedule 2, Clauses 7 to 14, Clauses 61 and 62, Schedule 6, Clauses 15 to 25, Schedule 3, Clauses 26 and 27, New Clauses relating to Part I, Clauses 28 to 43, Schedule 4, Clauses 44 to 55, Schedule 5, Clauses 56 to 60, Clauses 63 and 64, Schedule 7, Clauses 65 and 66, Remaining New Clauses, New Schedules.

Clause No. 29 (Calculation).     Another Amendment (No. 169) proposed, in page 27, line 16, at the end to insert the words 'This subsection shall not apply to those working for companies with fewer than five employees.'.—(Mrs Jacqui Lait).

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

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

170

Clause     29,     page     27,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(6A) The Secretary of State, before implementing the regulations of subsection (6) shall lay before Parliament a report indicating the satisfactory establishment and progression of the stakeholder pension scheme.'.

   

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

234

Clause     29,     page     27,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(8A) Those pensioners falling within band 1 above shall receive a total retirement pension.

    (8B) The total retirement pension will be comprised of the basic state retirement pension and any additional pension as calculated by reference to subsection (5) above.

    (8C) The Secretary of State shall be required to make an annual statement to Parliament to explain how the value of a tax funded pension scheme—the total retirement pension—compares in real terms to earnings related pension schemes.'.

   

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

259

Clause     29,     page     27,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(8A) Those pensioners falling within band 1 above shall receive a total retirement pension.

    (8B) For the avoidance of doubt, a total retirement pension is not an earnings related pension.

    (8C) The pension falling within band 2 above shall be separately described as the State Earnings Related Pension.

    (8D) For the avoidance of doubt, the State Earnings Related Pension is earnings related.

    (8E) The Secretary of State shall be required to make an annual statement to Parliament to explain how the value of the total retirement pension compares in real terms to earnings related pension schemes.'.

   

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

235

Clause     29,     page     28,     line     3,     leave out from 'and' to 'QEF' in line 4.

   

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

168

Clause     29,     page     28,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(11) The Secretary of State shall provide that those who currently contribute to the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme may continue to do so by allowing the scheme to continue operating unchanged for those presently within it and who want to stay within it.

    (12) The Secretary of State shall make regulations to ensure full transferability on a present value basis between all pension schemes for all members.'.


   

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

171

Clause     30,     page     28,     line     26,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

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

172

Clause     30,     page     28,     line     26,     after 'determine', insert 'with reference to (2A) and (2B) below:

    (2A) An earlier date shall be no earlier than six months before the end of the last period taken into account in a review under this section.

    (2B) A later date shall be no later than six months after the end of the last period taken into account in a review under this section.'.

   

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

173

Clause     30,     page     28,     line     28,     after 'increased', insert 'or decreased'.

   

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

174

Clause     30,     page     28,     line     39,     after 'increased', insert 'or decreased'.

   

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

198

Clause     30,     page     28,     line     46,     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

175

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     5,     after first 'increase', insert 'or decrease'.

   

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

176

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     5,     after second 'increase', insert 'or decrease'.

   

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

177

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(6A) Where no increase or decrease is ordered by virtue of subsection (6), this shall be taken into account in subsequent reviews.'.

   

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

178

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     14,     leave out 'such manner as he thinks fit' and insert 'the prescribed fashion'.

   

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

179

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '(a) The Secretary of State shall make Regulations setting out the manner in which the general level of earnings shall be estimated.'.

   

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

236

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '(g) The Secretary of State shall be required to make Regulations to enable the Government Actuary to be included in any investigations the Secretary of State shall be required to make relating to the impact of restoring the full tax-free status of pension funds and the impact, if any, this may have on the minimum income guarantee.'.

   

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

180

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     36,     at end add—

    '(5) The State Second Pension will be increased annually in line with earnings or inflation, whichever is the greater.'.

   

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

298

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     36,     at end add—

    '(5) In section 190(1)(a) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, after "146", insert "148A,".'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

256

Clause     31,     page     30,     line     9,     leave out 'no earlier than 2002-03'.

   

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

181

Clause     31,     page     30,     line     13,     leave out subsection (6).

   

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

293

Clause     31,     page     30,     line     13,     after 'control)', insert 'in subsection (1) below "section 28(3);", insert "section 45ZA(6);" and'.


   

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

182

Clause     32,     page     30,     line     26,     leave out 'prescribed'.

   

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

183

Clause     32,     page     30,     line     28,     after 'State', add 'This information must be provided by the end of the first year following the year in which the qualifying caring activity took place.'.

   

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.'.

 
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