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Public Bill Committee: 9th October 2007                  

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Order of the House [4th july 2007]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Child Maintenance and Other

 

Payments Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 16th October 2007.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [17th JULY 2007]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

17th July) meet—

 

(a)  

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

 

(b)  

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

 

(c)  

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

 

(d)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 9th October;

 

(e)  

at 9.10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 11th October;

 

(f)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 16th October;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

table:

 

           TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 17th July

Until no later than

Department for Work

 
  

1.00 p.m.

and Pensions

 
 

Tuesday 17th July

Until no later than

Professor Nick

 
  

5.30 p.m.

Wikeley, John Wilson

 
   

Chair in Law,

 
   

University of

 
   

Southampton

 
 

Tuesday 17th July

Until no later than

Janet Allbeson, One

 
  

7.00 p.m.

Parent Families

 

 
 

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(3)  

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

 

Clauses 2 to 12; Schedules 2 and 3; Clauses 13 to 16; Schedule 4; Clauses 17

 

and 18; Schedule 5; Clauses 19 to 39; Schedule 6; Clauses 40 to 52; Schedule

 

7; Clause 53; Schedule 8; Clauses 54 to 58; new Clauses; new Schedules;

 

remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 10.00 p.m. on Tuesday 16th October.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices have been withdrawn:

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

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Clause  17,  page  7,  line  21,  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 up to 25 per cent. or decreased by up to 10 per cent. from the gross

 

income figure fixed by the calculation currently in force;

 

(ab)    

make provisions 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.’.

 

Seizure of goods

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Commission may make an order under this section against a person where—

 

(a)    

it has sought to recover an amount from the person by means of taking

 

enforcement action by virtue of sections 35 or 38, or by means to a third

 

party debt order or a charging order by virtue of section 36 of the Child

 

Support Act 1991;

 

(b)    

the whole or any part of the amount remains unpaid; and


 
 

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(c)    

the Commission is of the opinion that there has been wilful refusal or

 

culpable neglect on the part of the person.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of subsection 1(a), the Commission is to be taken to have sought

 

to recover an amount by means of a charging order if an interim charging order

 

has been made, whether or not any further steps have been taken to recover the

 

amount.

 

(3)    

A person against whom an order is made under section 1 shall surrender such

 

goods, the value of which the Commission estimates to equal the amount

 

remaining unpaid.

 

(4)    

Any goods found on such a seizure shall be applied towards payment of any

 

amount that is owed to the Commission and the balance (if any) shall be returned

 

to the person from whom goods have been seized.

 

(5)    

The Commission shall not allow the application under section 4 of goods if it is

 

satisfied that the goods do not belong to the person.

 

(6)    

Before making an order under this section against a person, the Commission shall

 

consider whether the person needs certain goods in order to make a living, which

 

may then be exempted from seizure.’.

 

Entitlement of parent with care

 

Danny Alexander

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State may by regulations made 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 Magistrates Court or an Appeal Tribunal for collection or

 

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

 


 
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