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Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

130

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

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’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

129

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  leave out from beginning of line 37 to end of line 8 on page 18.

 

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’.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

64

 

Clause  25,  page  18,  line  18,  leave out from ‘may’ to ‘a’ and insert ‘apply to the

 

court for an order to disqualify’.

 

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’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

92

 

Clause  25,  page  18,  line  24,  after ‘unpaid’, insert—

 

‘(ba)    

the person from whom the Commission has sought to recover an amount

 

in terms of subsection (1) has been given an opportunity to make

 

representations to the Commission;’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

86

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  7,  leave out subsection (b).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

131

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

109

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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).

 


 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

112

 

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

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

61

 

Page  23,  line  23,  leave out Clause 26.

 


 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

113

 

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

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

132

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

21

 

Clause  29,  page  32,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In circumstances where a person’s liabilities to pay child maintenance result in

 

sums owing to a parent with care, before exercising its powers under subsection

 

(1), the Commission must first obtain the permission of the parent with care in

 

writing.’.

 

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.’.

 


 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

22

 

Clause  30,  page  32,  line  37,  after ‘(1)’, insert ‘Subject to the permission in writing

 

of any person to whom arrears of child support maintenance are owed,’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

133

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

23

 

Clause  31,  page  33,  line  5,  after ‘(1)’, insert ‘Subject to the permission in writing of

 

any person to whom arrears of child support maintenance are owed,’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

93

 

Clause  31,  page  33,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In making a decision to extinguish liability for arrears of child support

 

maintenance under subsection (1) the Commission shall have regard to the

 

welfare of the child or children in respect of whom the arrears are due.’.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

50

 

Clause  36,  page  35,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The results and finding of all pilot schemes must be published in separate

 

reports—

 

(a)    

every six months while the pilot scheme is in operation, and

 

(b)    

at the conclusion of every pilot scheme.’.

 


 

Mr Mike Weir

 

94

 

Clause  37,  page  35,  line  32,  leave out ‘20’ and insert ‘25’.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

51

 

Clause  39,  page  36,  line  6,  at end insert ‘(subject to subsection (3))’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

52

 

Clause  39,  page  36,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

The Secertary of State must publish a report on the systems that will be put in

 

place to facilitate information sharing between Her Majesty’s Revenue and

 

Customs and the Commission.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

(3)    

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

 

relation to the report mentioned in subsection (2) before the coming into effect of

 

Schedule 6.’.

 


 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

120

 

Schedule  6,  page  69,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘5A(1)  

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.’.

 


 

Andrew Selous

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

16

 

Page  36,  line  7,  leave out Clause 40.

 


 

Mr Mike Weir

 

95

 

Clause  50,  page  41,  line  45,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

The Secretary of State must consult with all organisations with a relevant material

 

interest prior to making regulations under this Act.’.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

136

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

In section 4 (child support maintenance), in subsection (10)(a), after “written

 

maintenance agreement” insert “or a registered minute of agreement”’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

135

 

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

137

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

In that section, in subsection (10)(aa) (which refers to maintenance orders)—

 

(a)    

insert at beginning “a registered minute of agreement made after 5th

 

April 1993 or”

 

(b)    

for “one year” substitute “48 months”’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

138

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

In section 7 (right of child in Scotland to apply for assessment), in subsection

 

(10), after “written maintenance agreement” insert “or a registered minute of

 

agreement”’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

134

 

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In section 20 (appeals to appeal tribunals), in subsection (1), after paragraph

 

(b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

a decision of the Commission to make a liability order under

 

section 32I;”.

 

      ()  

In subsection (2) of that section, after paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

in relation to paragraph (ba), the person against whom the

 

order is made;”.

 

      ()  

After subsection (5) of that section insert—

 

“(5A)    

An appeal lies by virtue of subsection (1)(ba) only on the following

 

grounds—

 

(a)    

that the person has not failed to pay an amount of child support

 

maintenance;

 

(b)    

that the amount in respect of which the liability order is made

 

exceeds the amount of child support maintenance which the

 

person has failed to pay.”

 

      ()  

After subsection (7) of that section insert—

 

“(7A)    

In deciding an appeal against a decision of the Commission to make a

 

liability order, an appeal tribunal shall not question the maintenance

 

calculation by reference to which the liability order was made.”’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

139

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

In section 9 (agreements about maintenance), for subsection 1, substitute—

 

  “(1)  

In this section—

 

“maintenance agreement” means any agreement for the making, or for

 

securing the making, of periodical payments by way of

 

maintenance, or in Scotland aliment, to or for the benefit of any

 

child.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, continued

 
 

“registered minute of agreement” means any agreement containing

 

provisions relating wholly or partly to maintenance, or in Scotland

 

aliment, to or for the benefit of any child which has been registered

 

for execution in the Books of Council and Session or the sheriff

 

court books.”’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

140

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

In that section, in subsection (2), at end add “or a registered minute of

 

agreement”’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

141

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

In that section, in subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

after “section 4(10)(a)” insert “and (aa)”

 

(b)    

after “written maintenance agreement” insert “or a registered minute

 

of agreement.”’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

135

 

Schedule  7,  page  69,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In section 32(7) (regulations about appeals), after “include” insert “—

 

(a)    

provision with respect to the period within which a right of

 

appeal under the regulations may be exercised;

 

(b)    

”.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

142

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  72,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘“registered minute of agreement” has the meaning given in section

 

9(1) of the Child Support Act 1991.’.

 


 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

130

 

Clause  54,  page  42,  line  33,  after ‘Sections’ insert ‘20(5A),’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

131

 

Clause  54,  page  42,  line  33,  leave out ‘32K,’.

 

Mr James Plaskitt

 

132

 

Clause  54,  page  42,  line  37,  after ‘Sections’ insert ‘20(7A),’.


 
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