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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 26th October 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee A

 

Welfare Reform Bill


 

[SEVENTH and EIGHth Sittings]


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  193

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

that in such circumstances as the regulations may prescribe the

 

requirement to undertake a work-focused health-related assessment will

 

be subject to the provision of reasonable adjustments to account for a

 

person’s physical or mental condition.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  236

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  5,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  29

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  8,  leave out ‘capability for work’ and insert ‘a labour

 

market disadvantage’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  199

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  8,  after ‘work’, insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the extent to which his capability for work may be improved by

 

the provision of reasonable adjustments’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  30

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  9,  leave out ‘capability for work’ and insert ‘a labour

 

market disadvantage’.


 
 

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  31

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  17,  at end add ‘who has undertaken such training in work-

 

related needs and support as may be prescribed.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not moved  237

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  17,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

The provision for work focused health-related assessments shall not be

 

compulsory for members of the support group.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  261

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  17,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

A health care professional will not be approved by the Secretary of State unless

 

he has undertaken such training in disabilities and health conditions as the

 

Secretary of State may by regulation prescribe.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not selected  154

 

Page  7,  line  42,  leave out Clause 10.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  32

 

Clause  11,  page  9,  line  21,  leave out from ‘allowance’ to end of line 22.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  33

 

Clause  11,  page  10,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Regulations under subsection (3) shall make provision for a right to appeal

 

against a decision made under subsection (2)(g).’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  34

 

Clause  11,  page  10,  line  17,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 26th October 2006          

425

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  194

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  41,  after ‘regulations’, insert—

 

‘(aa)    

prescribing circumstances in which such a person is not subject

 

to a requirement to undertake work-related activity in

 

accordance with regulations;’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  203

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(j)    

for notifying a person not subject to a requirement to undertake work-

 

related activity of opportunities to participate in work-related activity on

 

a voluntary basis.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  238

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  18,  at end add—

 

‘(j)    

prescribing the support which is to be provided to a person in order to

 

help him to undertake work-related activity.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  239

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  20,  leave out ‘is’ and insert ‘may be’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Regulations under subsection (3) shall make provision for a right to appeal

 

against a decision made under subsection (2)(e).’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  240

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  22,  at end insert ‘or such other appropriate action as the

 

Secretary of State may by regulation prescribe.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  241

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

what other action may be taken to encourage the claimant back into

 

work.’.


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 26th October 2006          

426

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  36

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  30,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not selected  37

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and may in particular make provision

 

prescribing circumstances in which—

 

(a)    

no work-related activity relevant to an individuals particular labour

 

market disadvantage can be undertaken;

 

(b)    

no work-related activity relevant to labour market opportunities within

 

the area can be undertaken;

 

(c)    

work-related activity programmes or courses do not meet minimum

 

standards of quality as may be prescribed;

 

(d)    

a proposed work-related activity does not take account of a person’s

 

mental or physical condition.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  242

 

Clause  12,  page  11,  line  40,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

Regulations under this section may make provision to ensure that the ability to

 

carry out “work related activity” is not automatically treated as evidence that the

 

claimant’s capability to work has improved.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not selected  200

 

Page  10,  line  32,  leave out Clause 12.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  157

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  line  1,  after ‘plans’, insert—

 

‘( )    

requirements on employers’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the role of a person to whom an action plan document is provided in

 

determining its content;

 

(e)    

the requirements that must be met by any such person, or employees of

 

such person receiving authorisation under section 15(1) in assisting a

 

person to whom an action plan is provided;


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 26th October 2006          

427

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

(f)    

the right of person to whom an action plan is provided to appeal against

 

its contents.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  143

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Regulations under this section may make provision for action plans to include

 

requirements to be placed on the Secretary of State, or any person authorised to

 

carry out functions on behalf of the Secretary of State under section 15.’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Withdrawn  51

 

Clause  13,  page  12,  line  10,  at end insert ‘including, in particular, circumstances

 

where work-related activity cannot be accessed by him for a reason related to his physical

 

or mental condition and circumstances where work-related activity is judged by a health

 

care professional approved by the Secretary of State to be having a detrimental effect upon

 

his physical or mental condition.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned till Tuesday 31st October at 10.30 a.m.


 
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