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Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

50

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

23

 

Clause  28,  page  36,  line  37,  leave out ‘aged 18 or over’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

Paul Rowen

 

24

 

Clause  29,  page  37,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

the provision of care services and community care for P.’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

25

 

Clause  29,  page  37,  line  20,  leave out subsections (5) and (6).

 

Paul Rowen

 

49

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  29,  page  37,  line  21,  leave out subsection (a).

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

Paul Rowen

 

26

 

Clause  31,  page  38,  line  23,  after ‘person’, insert ‘, including a person with a

 

disability caused by mental health problems,’.

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

27

 

Clause  31,  page  38,  line  23,  leave out ‘in prescribed circumstances’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

51

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr John Baron

 

45

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  31,  page  39,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

require a relevant authority to co-operate with one or more relevant

 

authorities in connection with the provision of relevant services for

 

disabled people.’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

28

 

Clause  32,  page  39,  line  44,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

Paul Rowen

 

29

 

Clause  32,  page  39,  line  48,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Direct payments legislation must include a prescription for any providing

 

authority to take account of potential long term and multi-agency savings when

 

considering what represents an “unreasonable financial burden” under subsection

 

(3).’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

30

 

Clause  34,  page  41,  line  15,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

31

 

Clause  34,  page  41,  line  20,  leave out subsection (6).

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

52

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

32

 

Clause  35,  page  41,  line  37,  leave out subsection (3).

 


 

John Robertson

 

64

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  36,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

In section 23A(3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c.

 

4) for paragraph (c) substitute—

 

“(c)    

unpaid care for a grandchild aged under 12 or an ill, frail or

 

disabled family member, friend or partner for 20 hours per week

 

or more.”’.

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

33

 

Clause  40,  page  43,  line  39,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

34

 

Clause  40,  page  44,  line  10,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

35

 

Clause  40,  page  47,  line  1,  leave out subsection (3).

 


 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

36

 

Schedule  6,  page  91,  line  42,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

37

 

Schedule  6,  page  91,  line  46,  leave out ‘reason’ and insert ‘reasonable grounds’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

53

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

38

 

Schedule  6,  page  94,  line  19,  leave out subsection (3).

 


 

New ClauseS

 

Ambit of appeals under section 20 of the 1991 Act

 

Mr James Clappison

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

Mr John Baron

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 20 of the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48) (appeals to appeal tribunals) is

 

amended as follows.

 

(2)    

Subsection 7(b) (appeal tribunals not to take into account any circumstances not

 

obtaining at the time when the Secretary of State made the decision or imposed

 

the requirement) is omitted.’.

 


 

Disability living allowance: mobility component

 

John Robertson

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 73 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4) (the

 

mobility component) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1), after paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

he falls within subsection (2A); or”.

 

(3)    

In subsection (1A)(a), after “(b)”, insert “, (ba)”.

 

(4)    

After subsection (2), insert—

 

“(2A)    

A person falls within this subsection if—

 

(a)    

he is blind; and

 

(b)    

he satisfies such other conditions as may be prescribed.”.

 

(5)    

In subsection (5), after “(2)(a)”, insert “or subsection (2A)(a)”.

 

(6)    

In subsection (11)(a), after “(b)”, insert “, (ba)”.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

54

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Review of carers’ benefits

 

Paul Rowen

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must undertake a review of the benefits to which carers are

 

entitled, reporting to Parliament on the outcome of this review no later than six

 

months after the Welfare Reform Bill receives Royal Assent.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must involve carers in this review and must publish a

 

report on the findings of the review.’.

 

 

Order of the House [27 January 2009]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Welfare Reform Bill:

 

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 3 March 2009.

 

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 [10 February 2009]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

10 February) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 10 February;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am on Thursday 12 February;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 24 February;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 26 February;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 March;


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 12 February 2009                  

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table—      

 

    TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

The Royal Association

 
  

12.15 pm

for Disability and

 
   

Rehabilitation (RADAR)

 
   

and Oldham

 
   

Metropolitan Borough

 
   

Council

 
 

Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

Drugscope

 
  

1.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

Barnardo’s, the Child

 
  

5.30 pm

Poverty Action Group

 
   

and Gingerbread

 
 

Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

Professor Paul Gregg

 
  

6.20 pm

(Bristol University)

 
 

Thursday 12 February

Until no later than

Department for Work and

 
  

10.25 am

Pensions

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 7; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 8 and 9; Schedule 3; Clauses 10 to 19; Schedule 4; Clauses 20 to 40;

 

Schedule 5; Clauses 41 to 44; Schedule 6; Clauses 45 and 46; Schedule 7;

 

Clauses 47 to 50; 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 7.00 pm on Tuesday 3 March.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices have been withdrawn:

 

Paul Rowen

 

41

 

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 verifiable through a police

 

report.’.

 


 
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