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

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Date of payment of benefit

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—In section 5(1)(k) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, at the end, there shall be inserted—

      "except that where the conditions of entitlement are satisfied, a retirement pension shall become payable from a date no later than the date on which the claimant reaches pensionable age.".'.


Effect of parental leave on contributory benefit entitlement

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) In paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (contribution conditions for short-term incapacity benefit), at beginning there shall be inserted—

      "Subject to paragraph 2A below".

    (2) After paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, there shall be inserted—

    "(2A) A person shall be taken to satisfy the contribution conditions for short-term incapacity benefit mentioned in subparagraph 2 above if, throughout the last two complete tax years before the relevant benefit year, he has been precluded from employment by responsibilities at home.".'.


Abolishing preserved rights to income support

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    'Section 43 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 shall cease to have effect.'.


Enhancement of the state personal pension

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) A Person shall be entitled to one extra year's accrual of State Second Pension—

      (a) for every four years in which that person paid National Insurance Contributions; or

      (b) for every four years in which that person was eligible for Home Responsibilities Protection.

    (2) The accrual to which a person is entitled under subsection (1) above shall be at the Stage 2 flat rate of the State Second Pension.'.


Publicity and the state second pension

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The provisions of Part II of the Act shall not come into force until such time as the Secretary of State shall have published in the London Gazette a statement containing estimates prepared by the Government Actuary's Department detailing the numbers of persons for whom—

      (a) the State Second Pension; or

      (b) the stakeholder or any other private pension scheme

    is likely to be suitable.

    (2) The statement under subsection (1) above shall be made immediately upon the introduction of Stage 1 of the State Second Pension.

    (3) The Secretary of State shall, by regulations laid before Parliament on the day this Act receives Royal Assent, provide for the monitoring of stakeholder pensions by the Financial Services Authority and the Government Actuary's Department.

    (4) The Secretary of State shall, before authorising a move to Stage 2 of the State Second Pension, consult with:

      (a) the Financial Services Authority;

      (b) the Government Actuary's Department; and

      (c) representatives of the life assurance and pensions industries

    regarding the financial and any other implications of the implementation of Stage 2.

    (5) The Secretary of State shall, by regulations, set down the manner in which those representatives cited in subsection (4)(c) above shall be selected; and the regulations shall have effect from the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.

    (6) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a report of the consultation carried out under subsection (4) above, including but not limited to—

      (a) the opinions of consultees on the existing degree of uptake of the State Second Pension;

      (b) the opinions of consultees on the likely future degree of uptake of the State Second Pension; and

      (c) any other matters that the consultees deem necessary and request to be laid before Parliament.'.


Concurrency of pensions, rebates and extra monies

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) A person shall be able to hold both a stakeholder pension and an occupational pension concurrently and without financial penalty.

    (2) Any rebates or extra monies that may be payable to a person, and which are greater for Stage 1 of the State Second Pension than for SERPS, shall be paid into a stakeholder pension.'.


Use of rebates and extra monies

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Eric Pickles
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Julie Kirkbride

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—( ) Where rebates or extra monies are payable they shall be applied as follows—

      (a) rebates shall be paid into Contracted Out Money Purchase Schemes; and

      (b) extra monies shall be applied to Contracted Out Salary Related Schemes.'.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

8

*Page     1,     line     8     [Clause     1],     after 'Act")',' insert—

    '(1) for section 1(2) (duty to maintain) there shall be substituted:

    "1.—(2) 'For the purposes of this Act, a non-resident parent shall be taken to have met his responsibility to maintain any qualifying child of his—

      (a) by paying a calculation in accordance with the provisions of this Act (as amended); or

      (b) by making payments in accordance with an order set out in subsection (3) in the circumstances set out in subsection (4).

    (3) The Order referred to in subsection 2(b) shall be an order for periodical payments to the child made under section 23(1)(d) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 or paragraph 1(2)(a) or (b) of Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

    (4) The circumstances referred to in subsection 2(b) are that—

      (a) the Secretary of State does not have jurisdiction to make a maintenance calculation under the provisions of section (6) of the 1991 Act as amended; and

      (b) simultaneous with the periodical payments order, the court makes—

          (i) an order under section 23(1)(a), (b) (spousal maintenance orders etc) or (c) or section 24 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; or

          (ii) an order under paragraph 1(2)(c), (d) or (e) of Schedule 2 of the Children Act 1989 (lump sum payments or transfer of property orders etc);

          or the order is a variation or revival of an order originally made when one or more such orders were made; and

      (c) prior to making any such periodical payments order the court has considered the maintenance calculation that exists or could exist under section 11(1) of the 1991 Act as amended, departing from the quantum of such calculation only where it is in the interests of the child the subject of the periodical payments application to do so; and

      (d) there is no regulation made by the Secretary of State providing for the termination of the operation of these provisions.

    (5) Where the court makes an order as set out in subsection (3) and the conditions of subsection (4) are met, any calculation under this Act shall be discharged and the Secretary of State shall not exercise any of his powers under this Act.

    (b)'.".'.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

10

*Page     2,     line     43     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(2A) for subsection 55(1)(a) and (b) of the 1991 Act there shall be substituted—

      "(1) For the purposes of this Act a person is a child if—

          (a) he is under the age of 17; or

          (b) he is receiving full-time education to include advanced education to the conclusion of his first degree course.".'.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

1

*Page     3,     line     1,     leave out Clause 2.

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

9

*Page     3,     line     9     [Clause     2],     at end add—

    '(4) in Section 8(3) of the 1991 Act the words "vary or" shall be deleted where they appear after the words "it would otherwise have to make,".'.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

7

*Page     59,     line     29     [Clause     57],     leave out to end of line 15 on page 65.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

2

*Page     83,     line     35     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph 4(1) and insert—

    '4.—(1) Except in a case falling within sub-paragraph (2), a flat rate of £5 is payable if the nil rate does not apply and the non-resident parent's net weekly income is £100 or less.'.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

3

*Page     84,     line     3     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph 4(2)(c).

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

4

*Page     84,     line     5     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph 4(3).

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

5

*Page     84,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     at end insert '; or

      (c) he received any benefit, pension or allowance prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph; or

      (d) he or his partner (if any) receives any benefit prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

    (2) The benefits, pensions and allowances which may be prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(d) include ones paid to the non-resident parent under the law of a place outside the United Kingdom.'.


   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

6

*Page     94,     line     38     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

    '(9) If the application of the above percentages should produce an entitlement to additional pension such that a person entitled to a full basic pension and a full additional pension on reaching pensionable age would be expected to have recourse to Income Support within 15 years of pensionable age, there shall be inserted instead of '40' in Table 1 and Table 2 the lowest such percentage as would be required to ensure that he did not become entitled to Income Support within 15 years of reaching pensionable age.'.


 
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