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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 17th October 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee A

 

Welfare Reform Bill


 

[FIRST AND SECOND Sittings]


 

Mr Jim Murphy

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

during proceedings on the Welfare Reform Bill the Standing Committee shall

 

(in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 17th October)

 

meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17th October;

 

(b)  

at 9.10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 19th October;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 24th October;

 

(d)  

at 9.10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. Thursday 26th October;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31st October;

 

(f)  

at 9.10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 2nd November;

 

(g)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 28th November;

 

(h)  

at 9.10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 30th November;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1;

 

Clauses 2 to 20; Schedule 2; Clauses 21 to 25; Schedule 3; Clause 26;

 

Schedule 4; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1; Clauses 27 to

 

37; Schedule 5; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2; Clauses

 

38 to 46; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3; Clauses 47 to 55;

 

Schedule 6; Clauses 56 to 59; Schedule 7; new Clauses and new Schedules

 

relating to Part 4; Clauses 60 to 63; Schedule 8; Clauses 64 to 67; remaining

 

new Clauses and new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 30th November.

 


 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Withdrawn  52

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.


 
 

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406

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Negatived on division  183

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’ and insert ‘labour

 

market disadvantage related to physical or mental condition’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’ and insert ‘a labour

 

market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  205

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

the labour market disadvantage affecting such a person is related to his

 

physical or mental condition, and

 

(b)    

the disadvantage is such that it is not reasonable to expect him to work.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  248

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  after ‘condition’, insert ‘or by employers’ attitudes

 

towards his physical or medical condition.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  206

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  leave out ‘limitation’ and insert ‘restriction’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  150

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  after second ‘to’, insert ‘be available for or actively seek

 

work’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Jim Murphy

 

Agreed to  78

 

Schedule  1,  page  49,  line  2,  after ‘Act,’ insert—


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

‘( )    

a contributory allowance,’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  164

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  line  41,  after ‘receiving’, insert ‘full time’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  170

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  leave out line 28.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

John Robertson

 

Withdrawn  180

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘irrespective of the age of the claimant’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  184

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  21,  leave out ‘support component or the’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  185

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  22,  leave out ‘are’ and insert ‘is’.

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  181

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The total amount payable under subsection (1) above may not be less than the

 

relevant rate or rates of benefit payable under paragraph 2A of Part 1 and

 

paragraph 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Contributions and

 

Benefits Act 1992 which would have been payable to the claimant on the day

 

immediately before section 2 of this Act comes into effect had he made a claim

 

for and otherwise been entitled to those amounts.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  186

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  leave out subsection (2).

 

John Robertson

 

Withdrawn  174

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out paragraph (a).


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 17th October 2006          

408

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Negatived on division  222

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  29,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  29,  after ‘conditions’, insert ‘relating to health, disability or

 

capability for work-related activities’.

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  175

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  4

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  34,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  182

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  35,  at beginning insert ‘subject to subsection (1A)’.

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  176

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  36,  leave out paragraphs (a) and (b).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  202

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  39,  after ‘backdated’, insert ‘to the date of claim, or to

 

another such date as may be determined by the Secretary of State’.

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  177

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  50

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

prescribe circumstances in which paragraph (b) of subsection (2) is not to

 

apply.’.


 
 

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409

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr John Robertson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Russell Brown

 

Withdrawn  142

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

he is undergoing or recovering from treatment for a serious or life-

 

threatening illness or is terminally ill as prescribed through regulations,

 

or’.

 

Mr John Robertson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Russell Brown

 

Not called  140

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

For the purposes of this Part, the assessment phase for a person who is terminally

 

ill as prescribed through regulations will be no longer than one month.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  189

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

make provision for the disregard of payments made in accordance with

 

subsection (1)(c)’.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday 19th October at 9.10 a.m.


 
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