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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 4th October 2007

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

96-109

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

100

 

Clause  19,  page  8,  line  15,  after ‘it’, insert—

 

‘(b)    

for that method of payment not to be used in any case where that person

 

has not failed to make a payment of child maintenance;’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

101

 

Clause  21,  page  9,  line  15,  after ‘current’, insert ‘or deposit’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

102

 

Clause  21,  page  9,  line  38,  after ‘current’, insert ‘or deposit’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

103

 

Clause  21,  page  11,  line  29,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.


 
 

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112

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

104

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  10,  after ‘section’, insert ‘32D or’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

105

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  14,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

106

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  1,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

107

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  4,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

108

 

Clause  25,  page  18,  line  18,  leave out ‘make an order’ and insert ‘apply to the court

 

for an order’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

109

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  7,  leave out from ‘2006’ to end of line 8.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

110

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

Only the travel authorisation function of the ID card is to be covered by this

 

section.’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

111

 

Clause  25,  page  21,  line  1,  leave out paragraph (c).


 
 

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113

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

112

 

Clause  26,  page  23,  line  47,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

113

 

Clause  27,  page  29,  line  39,  leave out subsection 2D.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

114

 

Clause  28,  page  31,  line  39,  leave out subsection A5.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

115

 

Schedule  4,  page  63,  line  6,  leave out paragraph 2.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

116

 

Schedule  4,  page  64,  line  37,  leave out paragraphs 6, 7 and 8.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

117

 

Schedule  4,  page  65,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘8A      

In paragraph 7(4) (the amount of decrease for one child, where the non-

 

resident parent has care of the child overnight) omit the first two lines of the

 

table.’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

118

 

Clause  17,  page  7,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

make provision that where there is a change in circumstances of the non-

 

resident parent, the Commission shall make a fresh assessment if the

 

gross income position of the non-resident parent increases or decreases

 

by 10 per cent. from the gross income figure fixed by the calculation

 

currently in force.’.


 
 

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114

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

119

 

Clause  18,  page  8,  line  2,  leave out lines 2 to 5 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Schedule 5 (which makes provision for, and in connection with, enabling the

 

Commission to require existing cases to transfer to the new maintenance

 

calculation rules or leave the statutory scheme, so far as future accrual of liability

 

is concerned) shall have effect subject to subsections (2) and (3) below.

 

(2)    

Before Schedule 5 shall come into effect, the Secretary of State must publish a

 

report to the House giving a detailed report on how the Commission intends to

 

arrange the transfer of cases to the new rules; the consequences for parents and

 

children where there is an existing child support application or assessment/

 

calculation; and the staffing and IT resources which will be made available to

 

support the process.

 

(3)    

A Minister of the Crown must make a motion to each House of Parliament in

 

relation to the report mentioned in subsection (3) before the coming into effect of

 

Schedule 5.’.

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

120

 

Schedule  6,  page  68,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘5(1A)  

This paragraph applies to information which is held for the purposes of Court

 

proceedings in which the non-resident parent is a party—

 

(a)    

by the Court, or

 

(b)    

by a person providing services to the Court.

 

      (2)  

Information to which this paragraph applies may be supplied—

 

(a)    

to the Commission, or

 

(b)    

to a person providing services to the commission,

 

            

for use for the purposes of functions relating to child support.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

121

 

Clause  29,  page  32,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Regulations under subsection (1) may include—

 

(a)    

provision enabling the Commission is prescribed circumstances to treat

 

liability as satisfied without authorisation from the parent with care; and

 

(b)    

provision enabling the parent with care in prescribed circumstances to

 

appeal to the Commission against a decision to treat liability as

 

satisfied.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

122

 

Clause  21,  page  11,  leave out line 32 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

if he is aggrieved by the making of an order under section 32A or by the

 

terms of such an order’.


 
 

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115

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

123

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  line  4,  leave out from ‘maintenance’ to end of line 5 and add

 

‘the Commission shall give 14 days notice of an intention to make an administrative

 

liability order and shall provide to the person who has failed to pay an amount of child

 

support maintenance an account breakdown showing how the amount claimed has alleged

 

to have become due and thereafter.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

124

 

Clause  17,  page  7,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

make provision to include that where there is a change in circumstances

 

of the non-resident parent, the Commission shall review maintenance

 

arrangements if the gross income of the non-resident parent has increased

 

by greater than 25 per cent. or decreased by greater than 10 per cent. from

 

the gross income figure fixed by the calculation currently in force;

 

(ab)    

make provision for supersession in circumstances in which updated

 

income information is provided to the Commission and the maintenance

 

calculation currently in force has been calculated using historic tax year

 

information held at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.’.

 

Mike Weir

 

125

 

Clause  15,  page  7,  line  18,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

In section 4 of the Child Support Act 1991 (Child support and maintenance), for

 

subsection (10) substitute—

 

 

    

“No application may be made at any time under this section with respect to a

 

qualifying child or any qualifying children if there is in force a maintenance order

 

in respect of that child or those children and the person who is, at that time, the

 

non-resident parent.”.’.

 

Prevention of maintenance avoidance by non-resident parents

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations provide that—

 

(a)    

where the Commission is satisfied that—

 

(i)    

a person has deprived himself of income or capital with the effect

 

that his gross weekly income is reduced; and

 

(ii)    

the effect of that deprivation is to reduce the amount of his gross

 

income by at least 25 per cent below that which it would

 

otherwise have been; and

 

(iii)    

in all the circumstances of the case it would be reasonable to do

 

so;


 
 

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116

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

    

his gross weekly income shall be taken to include income from that

 

source of an amount estimated by the Commission.

 

(b)    

in determining what is reasonable under sub-paragraph (1)(a)(iii) above,

 

the Commission shall regard the person’s obligation to support his

 

children of paramount importance.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that, in such circumstances and

 

to such an extent as may be prescribed—

 

(a)    

a person is to be treated as possessing income which he does not possess;

 

and

 

(b)    

income which a person does possess is to be disregarded.’.

 

Variations: Commission’s power to initiate

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

NC16

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After Section 28G of the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48) insert—

 

“28H  (1)  

The Commission may consider a variation on its own initiative (an

 

‘own-initiative application’), where it has information or evidence

 

available to it which suggests that the case is one which may fall

 

within Part 1 of Schedule 4B or in regulations made under that Part.

 

      (2)  

The Commission may by regulations provide for—

 

(a)    

sections 16, 17 and 20; and

 

(b)    

sections 28A to 28G and Schedules 4A and 4B to apply with

 

prescribed modifications in relation to such an own initiative

 

application.”’.

 

Disclosure of information to parent with care

 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

NC17

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Information which is held for the purposes of any functions relating to child

 

support by the Commission may be supplied to the parent with care or person

 

with care for the purposes of the exercise of any such functions.’.

 

Maintenance agreements in cases of care shared equally

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC18

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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117

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

‘The Secretary of State may by regulations determine maintenance agreements to

 

be calculated in instances where care is shared equally by both parents; and those

 

instances are to be determined by the Commission.’.

 

Entitlement of parent with care

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC19

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the parent with

 

care to—

 

(a)    

make representations, oral, written or otherwise, in enforcement

 

proceedings commenced under this Act and to attend enforcement

 

proceedings hearings brought under this Act, and

 

(b)    

apply to a Magistrates Court or an Appeal Tribunal for collection or

 

enforcement pursuant to sections 20 to 28 of this Act.’.

 

Basic level of child maintenance support

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for a basic level of

 

child maintenance support to be sought by the Commission—

 

(a)    

where the care of a child has been transferred to a parent who has arrears

 

outstanding to the Commission; and

 

(b)    

where this person would otherwise have receipt of maintenance offset

 

against those arrears.’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

126

 

Clause  19,  page  8,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

On an appeal under regulations made under subsection (4)(b) the court or (as the

 

case may be) the sheriff shall not question the maintenance calculation by

 

reference to which the order under section 31 would be made.

 

(4B)    

Regulations under subsection (4)(b) may include—

 

(a)    

provision with respect to the period within which a right of appeal under

 

the regulations may be exercised;

 

(b)    

provision with respect to the powers of a magistrates’ court (or, in

 

Scotland, of the sheriff) in relation to an appeal under the regulations.’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

127

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  line  16,  leave out ‘32K’ and insert ‘20’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

128

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  line  17,  leave out ‘32K’ and insert ‘20’.


 
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