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

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Lynne Jones
Audrey Wise

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Page     35,     line     30     [Clause     40],     leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    '(3) In subsection (3) (selected persons to be trustees)—

      (a) in paragraph (a) for "in accordance with the appropriate rules" there shall be substituted "as a member-nominated trustee"; and

      (b) after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted—

          "(c) for member-nominated trustees to be selected only by the members of the scheme or their representatives;

          (d) regulations may prescribe who is a representative for the purpose of paragraph (c).".'.

   

Lynne Jones
Audrey Wise

71

Page     35,     line     39     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(5A) In paragraph (b) of subsection (6), after the words "total number of trustees" there shall be inserted the words "and in the case of schemes to which paragraph (b) of subsection (1) above applies, at least one additional trustee nominated by the pensioner members and deferred members of the scheme.".'.


   

Lynne Jones
Audrey Wise

73

Page     36,     line     19     [Clause     40],     leave out 'and'.

   

Lynne Jones
Audrey Wise

74

Page     36,     line     22     [Clause     40],     at end insert ', and

      (c) unless a proposal is made to which section 18A below applies, and regulations made under section 18A(4) apply as a consequence, the manner in which the trustees are to inform and consult with the members and former members of the scheme about the effect of the arrangements to be made in accordance with this section.'.

   

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

66

Page     36,     line     22     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(9A) The Secretary of State shall make regulations providing that all trustees shall be required to have attended an approved training course explaining the role and responsibilities of trustees within six months of being either elected as a member-nominated trustee or appointed as a trustee by the scheme's sponsoring employer.

      (9B) Regulations under subsection (9A) shall also prescribe the content of such an approved training course.

      (9C) The failure of a trustee to attend such a course as is mentioned in subsection (9A) within six months of being either elected or appointed as a trustee shall nullify the trustee's election or appointment.'.


   

Lynne Jones
Audrey Wise

75

Page     37,     line     7     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(5A) In paragraph (b) of subsection (6) for the words "at least one third" there shall be substituted "at least one half.".'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO CHAPTER III OF PART II

War widows' pensions—entitlement

   

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

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall review the operation of this section when—

          (i) a report on the armed forces pension scheme has been laid before Parliament by the Secretary of State for Defence; and

          (ii) the results of any public consultation upon a report as cited in subsection (i) above have been published;

      and a report of any review carried out under this section shall be laid before Parliament.

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), a widow in receipt of a widow's pension under any of the enactments mentioned in subsection (4) ("the DSS pension") and in receipt of a pension paid under the Armed Forces Pension Scheme shall on remarriage or when living together as husband and wife with a member of the opposite sex only retain the Forces Family Pension (attributable).

    (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a widow in receipt of a basic pension under section 44 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; and a widow in receipt of such a pension who has remarried or is living together as husband and wife with a member of the opposite sex may not retain the Forces Family Pension (attributable).

    (4) The enactments referred to in subsection (2) are—

      (a) the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983, and any order re-enacting the provisions of that order,

      (b) the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983, and any subsequent scheme made under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939,

      (c) any scheme made under the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939, or the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 applying the provisions of any such order as is referred to in paragraph (a),

      (d) the order made under section 1(5) of the Ulster Defence Regiment Act 1969 concerning pensions and other grants in respect of disablement or death due to service in the Ulster Defence Regiment.'.


   

Mr Secretary Darling

58

Page     130,     line     7     [Schedule     9],     at beginning insert—

     

'10 & 11 Geo. 6 c.24.

     

The Naval Forces (Enforcement of Maintenance Liabilities) Act 1947.

     

In section 1(1), paragraph (aaa).

     

3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c.18.

     

The Army Act 1955.

     

In section 150A, in subsection (2), paragraph (b) and the word "or" preceding it, and in subsection (3), the words "or cancels" and "or (as the case may be) that it has been cancelled".

     

3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c.19.

     

The Air Force Act 1955.

     

In section 150A, in subsection (2), paragraph (b) and the word "or" preceding it, and in subsection (3), the words "or cancels" and "or (as the case may be) that it has been cancelled".

     

1973 c.18.

     

The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

     

In section 29, in subsection (7), the words "or is cancelled", "or was cancelled" and "or, as the case may be, the date with effect from which it was cancelled"; and in subsection (8), paragraph (b) and the word "and" preceding it.

     

1978 c.22.

     

The Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978.

     

In section 5, in subsection (7), the words "or is cancelled", "or was cancelled" and "or, as the case may be, the date with effect from which it was cancelled"; and in subsection (8), paragraph (b) and the word "and" preceding it.

     

1989 c.41.

     

The Children Act 1989.

     

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 3(7), the words "or is cancelled", "or was cancelled" and "or, as the case may be, the date with effect from which it was cancelled"; and in paragraph 3(8), paragraph (b) and the word "and" preceding it.'.

   

Mr Secretary Darling

59

Page     130,     line     48,     column     3     [Schedule     9],     at end insert—

     

     

     

'Section 24.

Section 26(4)(c).

Section 29(2), (3) and (4).'.


   

Mr Secretary Darling

60

Page     131,     line     14,     column     3     [Schedule     9],     at beginning insert—

     

     

     

'In Schedule 1, paragraph 6(i).'.

   

Mr Secretary Darling

85

*Page     131,     line     15     [Schedule     9],     at end insert—

'Part IA

State pensions

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1999 c. 30.The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999.In Schedule 8, paragraph 5(b) and the word "and" immediately preceding it.'.


   

Mr Secretary Darling

84

*Page     132,     line     23     [Schedule     9],     at end insert—

     

'1993 c. 48.

     

The Pension Schemes Act 1993.

     

In section 146—

(a) in subsection (1)(c), the words "which arises" and the words from "and which" to "beneficiary, and";

(b) in subsection (1)(d), the words "which arises"; and

(c) subsection (3A).'.


   

Mr Secretary Darling

61

Page     138,     line     9     [Schedule     9],     at end insert—

     

'1999 c.22.

     

The Access to Justice Act 1999.

     

In Schedule 2, in paragraph 2(3)(g), the words "or 27".'.


   

Mr Secretary Darling

33

Page     81,     line     11     [Clause     79],     at end insert '(other than section 36)'.


   

Mr Secretary Darling

45

Page     82,     line     10     [Clause     80],     at end insert—

      '( ) in Schedule 3, paragraphs A8 and A9, and in paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (2) (and sub-paragraph (1) so far as it relates to that sub-paragraph);'.

   

Mr Secretary Darling

46

Page     82,     line     17     [Clause     80],     at end insert—

      '( ) the repeals, in Part I of Schedule 9, that relate to the Tax Credits Act 1999;'.

   

Mr Secretary Darling

47

Page     82,     line     18     [Clause     80],     leave out 'Schedule 9' and insert 'that Schedule'.


NEW SCHEDULE

   

Steve Webb
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Andrew George

NS1

To move the following Schedule—

'(Housing Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1996)

    In the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 after section 175(10), there shall be inserted—

    "(11) The Secretary of State shall by order amend the Housing Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1996 in accordance with the following provisions—

      (a) In regulation 12A of the principal Regulations (requirement to refer to rent officers) leave out paragraph (1B);

      (b) In regulation 11 of the principal Regulations (maximum rent) leave out paragraph (3A).".'.


 
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