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Wednesday 4 March 2009


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Consideration of Bill


Welfare Reform Bill, As Amended


Passporting of Jobseeker’s Allowance for retraining or employment protection


Paul Rowen




To move the following Clause:—



The Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18) is amended as follows.



After section 27 insert—



Passporting of Jobseeker’s Allowance for retraining or employment





Regulations under this section may make provision for or in connection


with allowing Jobseeker’s Allowance to be passported to employers of


individuals who have been on Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least 6


months prior to their employment.



Claimants to whom these regulations apply must be in receipt of the


national minimum wage.



Regulations may further make provision for Jobseeker’s Allowance to be


passported to employers planning to make skilled or semi-skilled


workers redundant.



Regulations under this section may only apply to employees who would


be entitled to Jobseeker’s Allowance if no longer in employment.



The passported benefits must be used either—



to retrain the worker concerned, or be



to enable the worker to continue in employment at a reduced




Notices of Amendments: 4 March 2009                     



Welfare Reform Bill, continued


Disability living allowance for blind claimants


Paul Rowen




To move the following Clause:—



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


mobility component) is amended as follows.



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



he falls within subsection (2A); or”.



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



After subsection (2), insert—



A person falls within this subsection if—



he is blind; and



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



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



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


Paul Rowen




Page  92,  line  46  [Schedule  6],  at end insert—



Registration of a person’s name as the father of the child shall not automatically


be entered when requested if the mother has reason to fear for her safety or that


of her child as a consequence of registration.’.


Steve Webb


Paul Rowen




Page  14,  line  17,  leave out Clause 9.


Steve Webb


Paul Rowen




Page  43,  line  25,  leave out Clause 40.


Steve Webb


Paul Rowen




Page  47,  line  33,  leave out Clause 41.


Steve Webb


Paul Rowen




Page  88,  line  33,  leave out Schedule 5.


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