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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 3rd February 2005

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Child Benefit Bill

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NEW CLAUSES

 

Regulations made by the Treasury: qualifying courses

 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Regulations made by the Treasury under section 142(2) of the Social Security

 

Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 and section 138(2) of the Social Security

 

Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 shall include provision

 

that a person (who has not attained such age as is prescribed in the regulations)

 

shall be a qualifying young person if he satisfies the condition that he is attending

 

an unwaged training course of a description specified in a list published by the

 

Treasury.

 

(2)    

The Treasury, working with other Government Departments as required, shall

 

ensure that reasonable steps are taken to publicise this list, to assist people in

 

understanding the courses a person may attend whilst continuing to be a person

 

in respect of whom another person may be entitled to child benefit.’.

 

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Regulations made by the Treasury: qualifying training

 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Not called  NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Regulations made by the Treasury under section 142(2) of the Social Security

 

Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 and section 138(2) of the Social Security

 

Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 shall include provision

 

that a person (who has not attained such age as is prescribed in the regulations)

 

shall be a qualifying young person if he satisfies the following conditions—


 
 

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(a)    

that he is undertaking training of a description specified in the regulations

 

that is not provided through a contract of employment, and

 

(b)    

that the person responsible for the organisation of the training certifies in

 

the manner prescribed by the regulations that the training can be expected

 

to result in increased skills being acquired by the trainee.’.

 

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Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Not selected  2

 

Page  2,  line  38  [Clause  6],  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Subject to subsections (1) and (2) this Act does not come into force until the

 

Treasury lays a copy before the House of Commons of a report including an

 

estimate of:

 

(a)    

the costs of administering this Act.

 

(b)    

the changes in the number of unwaged trainees as a result of the Act, and

 

the costs of such changes, including the costs to the Inland Revenue of

 

enforcing the National Minimum Wage.

 

(c)    

an estimate of the changes in the number of young people in full-time

 

education that is not advanced as a result of the Act, and the costs of such

 

changes.

 

(d)    

an estimate of the changes in the number of young people in neither

 

unwaged training nor full-time education that is not advanced, and the

 

costs of such training.’.

 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Mark Francois

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Not selected  3

 

Page  2,  line  38  [Clause  6],  leave out ‘2006’ and insert ‘2005’.

 

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Mr Frank Field

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not selected  4

 

Page  6,  line  18  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(11A)    

In subsection (2), after “otherwise”, insert “and one quarter of all benefit payable

 

may be paid in the first two years of the child’s life if requested by the person

 

responsible for the child during that time.’.

 


 


 


 

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 
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