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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 12 February 2009

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Welfare Reform Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the

 

Programming Sub-Committee.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  after ‘Regulations’, insert ‘which shall be published

 

before this Act comes into effect’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  after ‘Regulations’, insert ‘to be agreed by Parliament

 

before this Act comes into force’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

40

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  after ‘circumstances’, insert ‘other than when a claimant

 

is responsible for a child of school age’.

 

John Robertson

 

65

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  after ‘circumstances’, insert ‘, and where claimants have

 

guaranteed and predictable access to good quality, affordable and flexible childcare which

 

meets the needs of the parents and the child or children in the claimants’ household,’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out paragraphs (e) and (f).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State

 

under subsection (8) shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been

 

laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

39

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(A1)    

This section does not apply in the case of a single parent with a child under five

 

years of age.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

44

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  21,   at end insert—

 

‘(A1)    

This section does not apply in the case of a single parent with a child under seven

 

years of age.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

57

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  26,  at end insert ‘unless the person is caring for another

 

person for 35 hours or more per week.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

6

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  12,  leave out paragraph (e).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

7

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Minister under

 

subsection (4) shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid

 

before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Paul Rowen

 

46

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(j)    

but may not prescribe accessing of healthcare provision, taking of

 

medication or accessing psychological therapies as a relevant

 

requirement.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

8

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Minister under

 

subsection (5) shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid

 

before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

9

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  38,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

10

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  49,  at end insert ‘, including activity which enables the

 

person to improve his or her skills for work.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

11

 

Clause  2,  page  6,  line  12,  leave out ‘in prescribed circumstances’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

47

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  7,  line  5,  after ‘circumstances’, insert ‘including regard to that

 

person’s mental health and any specific mental health needs that person may have’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

12

 

Clause  2,  page  7,  line  10,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

13

 

Clause  2,  page  8,  line  27,  leave out paragraph (a).

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Paul Rowen

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  10,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

The prescribed description of person under subsection (4)(c) above shall include

 

any person with dependent children who has claimed benefit in the previous 12

 

months following an incident of domestic violence provided that the claimant is

 

able to produce such evidence as may be required by the Secretary of State to

 

establish that the relationship was caused to permanently break down before the

 

end of that period as a result of domestic violence, as under United Kingdom

 

Immigration Rule 289A.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

14

 

Clause  3,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out subsections (2) and (3).

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

50

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  1,  page  53,  line  30,  after ‘failure’, insert ‘including demonstrating that

 

failure was caused by a long-term or fluctuating mental health problem’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

51

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  1,  page  59,  line  18,  at end insert ‘and circumstances where it can be

 

demonstrated that a person has left employment voluntarily because of an employer’s

 

failure to make reasonable adjustments concerning their mental health problems.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

52

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Schedule  1,  page  60,  line  39,  after ‘account’, insert ‘, including that person’s

 

mental health and any specific mental health needs that person may have’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

22

 

Schedule  1,  page  66,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘23A      

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Minister under Part

 

1 of Schedule 1 shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid

 

before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.’.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

43

 

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  12,   after ‘effect’ insert, ‘following the presentation of a

 

report concerning income support; and, such an order may not be made unless a draft of

 

a statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by a

 

resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Paul Rowen

 

58

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

In exercising the powers contained in subsections (1) to (3) the Secretary of State

 

shall not require people caring for at least 35 hours per week who are receiving

 

income support to claim jobseeker’s allowance.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

15

 

Clause  7,  page  13,  line  37,  leave out subsection (9) and insert—

 

‘(9)    

A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall not be made

 

unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by

 

a resolution of each House.’.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

59

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  8,  page  14,  line  11,  at end insert ‘including any caring responsibilities.’.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

53

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  14,  line  16,  leave out Clause 9.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

54

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  68,  line  21,  leave out Schedule 3.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

56

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  16,  line  43,  leave out subsection (b).

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

16

 

Clause  13,  page  17,  line  38,  leave out paragraph (b).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Paul Rowen

 

55

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  13,  page  17,  line  38,  at end insert ‘and

 

(c)    

in respect of any sums charged as interest on the loans.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

17

 

Clause  13,  page  18,  line  38,  at end insert ‘which shall include the number and value

 

of the loans made by each lender, the total amount of interest paid to the lender in respect

 

of them and the total value of loans repaid.’.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

42

 

Page  19,  line  22,  leave out Clause 14.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

18

 

Clause  16,  page  21,  line  7,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State shall prepare an Annual report on the operation of

 

the arrangements relating to the community care grants and shall include

 

in that report details of the number and value of the community care

 

grants awarded,

 

(b)    

a copy of every such report shall be laid before each House of

 

Parliament.’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

19

 

Clause  19,  page  25,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State

 

under subsections (6), (7), (8), (9) or (10) shall not be made unless a draft of the

 

instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each

 

House.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Paul Rowen

 

63

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  19,  page  25,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(14)    

Sanctionable benefits shall be returned to the claimant with compensation where

 

the benefit offence is attributable to a mistake made by the Secretary of State or

 

anyone acting under his authority as provided in paragraphs (1)-(11) above’.

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

60

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  21,  page  30,  line  16,  after ‘credit’, insert ‘and Carer Addition.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

61

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  21,  page  30,  line  18,  after ‘credit’, insert ‘and Carer Addition.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

20

 

Clause  21,  page  31,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(3A)    

Within six months of the expiry of the specified period referred to in subsection

 

(1), the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a report on

 

the operation of the state pension credit pilot schemes established under these

 

provisions.’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

21

 

Clause  23,  page  33,  leave out paragraph (a).

 


 

Paul Rowen

 

48

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  24,  page  34,  line  20,  at end insert ‘or

 

(iii)    

where the failure was caused by a long-term or fluctuating

 

mental health problem;’.

 



 
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