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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 19th October 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee A

 

Welfare Reform Bill


 

[Third AND Fourth Sittings]


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  204

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  30,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  151

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  15,  after ‘prescribed’, insert ‘including such premiums as are

 

applicable under paragraphs 11 and 12 of Schedule 2 to the Income Support (General)

 

Regulations 1987’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  187

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  16,  leave out ‘the support component or’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  5

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  19,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  188

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  21,  leave out subsection (4).

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  178

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  22,  leave out paragraph (a).


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  223

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  24,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  24,  after ‘conditions’, insert ‘relating to, health, disability or

 

capability for work-related activities’.

 

John Robertson

 

Not called  179

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  26,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  7

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  29,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 5 to 7 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  254

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  leave out line 6 and insert—

 

‘(8)    

Single assessment for limited capability for work or work-related activity.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not selected  8

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  6,  leave out ‘Limited capability for work’ and insert ‘Labour

 

market disadvantage’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  7,  leave out from ‘whether’ to ‘him’ in line 9 and insert ‘the

 

labour market disadvantage affecting a person, and related to his physical or mental

 

condition, is such that it is not reasonable to expect.’.


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  255

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  7,  after ‘work’ insert ‘or work-related activity’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  207

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  7,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  249

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  8,  after ‘condition’, insert ‘or by employers’ attitudes

 

towards his physical or medical condition.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  208

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  8,  leave out ‘limitation’ and insert ‘restriction’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  256

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  9,  after ‘determined’ insert ‘by a single assessment’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  10

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  15,  leave out ‘specific disease’ and insert ‘illness’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  226

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  15,  leave out ‘disease or bodily or mental disablement’ and

 

insert ‘physical or mental condition’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  15,  leave out ‘disablement’ and insert ‘impairment’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  250

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  16,  at end insert ‘and the extent to which such a person’s

 

capability for work is further limited by employers’ attitudes towards his physical or


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

mental condition.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  12

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

make provision for a right to appeal against assessments’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  13

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

as to the duties of third parties to provide relevant information and

 

evidence and the manner in which it is to be provided;’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  24,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’ and insert ‘a

 

labour market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  209

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  24,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  251

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  24,  after ‘work’ insert ‘or work-related activity’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  190

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  24,  leave out ‘medical examination’ and insert ‘assessment

 

relating to his physical or mental condition’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  25,  after ‘examination’, insert ‘necessary to determine labour

 

market disadvantage’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  172

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  25,  after ‘require’, insert ‘, subject to the provision of

 

reasonable adjustments in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act (c.50)’.


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  246

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

for information from the claimant’s Disability Living Allowance

 

assessment to be used in place of medical examinations or assessments.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  27,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’, and insert ‘a

 

labour market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  210

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  27,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  252

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  27,  after ‘work’ insert ‘or work-related activity’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  191

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  33,  leave out ‘a medical examination’ and insert ‘an

 

assessment relating to his physical or mental condition’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  224

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

for a person to be treated as having good cause for any act or omission if

 

the act or omission occurs as a consequence of his limited physical or

 

mental functioning, following such verification as the Secretary of State

 

may by regulation prescribe.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  42,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’, and insert ‘a

 

labour market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  211

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  42,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 19th October 2006          

416

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  18

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  43,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’, and insert ‘a

 

labour market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  212

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  43,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  45,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’, and insert ‘a

 

labour market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  213

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  45,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’, and insert ‘a labour

 

market disadvantage’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  214

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  225

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  6,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

The assessment shall have due regard to employers’ attitudes towards a person’s

 

disability, impairment, or long-term medical condition being a barrier to

 

employment.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  6,  leave out ‘limited capability for work’, and insert ‘a labour

 

market disadvantage’.


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 19th October 2006          

417

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  215

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  6,  leave out ‘limited’ and insert ‘restricted’.

 

[Adjourned till Tuesday 24th October at 10.30 a.m.


 
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