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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 20 October 2009

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Child Poverty Bill


 

Note

 

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

 

Programming Sub-Committee [14 October 2009].

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Wednesday 14 October (Standing Order

 

83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

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

 

20 October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 20 October;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 22 October;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 27 October;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 29 October;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

Department for Work and

 
  

12.30 pm

Pensions, Department for

 
   

Children, Schools and

 
   

Families and Her

 
   

Majesty’s Treasury

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

Kate Green (Child

 
  

5.30 pm

Poverty Action Group),

 
   

Neera Sharma

 
   

(Barnardo’s), Fergus

 
   

Drake (Save the

 
   

Children) and Kate Bell

 
   

(Gingerbread)

 
 

Tuesday 20 October

Until no later than

Catherine Fitt (National

 
  

7.00 pm

College for Leadership of

 
   

Schools and Children’s

 
   

Services), Colin Green

 
   

(Association of Directors

 
   

of Children’s Services),

 
   

Kevan Collins (London

 
   

Borough of Tower

 
   

Hamlets), Richard Kemp

 
   

(Local Government

 
   

Association) and Paul

 
   

Carter (Kent County

 
   

Council)

 
 

Thursday 22 October

Until no later than

Charlotte Pickles (Centre

 
  

10.25 am

for Social Justice), Edna

 
   

Speed (Save the Family)

 
   

and Reverend Paul

 
   

Nicolson (Zacchaeus

 
   

2000 Trust)

 
 

Thursday 22 October

Until no later than

Dr Tess Ridge

 
  

2.30 pm

(University of Bath),

 
   

Donald Hirsch

 
   

(Loughborough

 
   

University), Mike

 
   

Brewer (The Institute for

 
   

Fiscal Studies) and Neil

 
   

O’Brien (Policy

 
   

Exchange);

 

 
 

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Child Poverty Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

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

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 7; Schedule 1; Clauses 8 to 16; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 17 to 30; 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 November.

 

Mr Stephen Timms has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of

 

the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee (Standing Order No. 83C).

 


 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the


 
 

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Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 


 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

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Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State shall also ensure that interim targets for child poverty are

 

met in relation to the United Kingdom in the financial year beginning with 1 April

 

2015, where such interim targets are specified by the Child Poverty

 

Commission.’.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

22

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out ‘10’ and insert ‘5’.

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

13

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out from ‘of’ to ‘fall’ in line 14 and insert

 

‘qualifying households’.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

14

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  3,  leave out from ‘of’ to ‘fall’ in line 4 and insert ‘qualifying

 

households’.

 

Ms Sally Keeble

 

17

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  5,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

experience bad housing conditions.’.

 

Ms Sally Keeble

 

18

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  12,  at end add—


 
 

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‘(4)    

Regulations must specify the circumstances in which a child is to be regarded for

 

the purposes of subsection (1) (c) as experiencing bad housing conditions.’.

 

Ms Sally Keeble

 

19

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  12,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Regulations must specify the circumstances in which a child is to be regarded for

 

the purposes of subsection (1) (b) as experiencing material deprivation in relation

 

to housing.’.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

15

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  14,  leave out from ‘of’ to ‘within’ in line 15 and insert

 

‘qualifying households fall’.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

16

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  29,  leave out from ‘of’ to ‘households’ in line 31 and insert

 

‘qualifying’.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

23

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  37,  leave out ‘2015’ and insert ‘2012’.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

24

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

The publication of analysis of the sensitivity of the estimates of child

 

poverty under sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 to the methodological assumptions

 

which underlie those estimates.’.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

25

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

How poverty among children who are not included in household surveys

 

is to be assessed.’.


 
 

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Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

26

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

How the statistical surveys used to calculate poverty rates are to be re-

 

weighted to reflect under-reporting of specified groups.’.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

28

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  14,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

27

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  18,  at end add ‘and the costs associated with disability.’.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

9

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

The appointment of the chair under sub-paragraph (1)(a) must be approved by

 

a resolution of the House of Commons within three months of the appointment.

 

    (1B)  

Before appointing a chair under subparagraph (1)(a), the Secretary of State

 

must consult the Treasury, Work and Pensions, and Children, Schools and

 

Families Committees of the House of Commons, or their successors.’.

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

10

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

All such remuneration, allowances and expenses must be published monthly

 

online.’.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

1

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  21,  at end insert ‘and the promotion of economic enterprise’.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  24,  after ‘housing,’, insert ‘transport,’.


 
 

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Child Poverty Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

2

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

reducing family breakdown

 

(f)    

assisting children in families with disabilities

 

(g)    

assisting children from minority ethnic backgrounds.’.

 

Ms Sally Keeble

 

20

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  25,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(e)    

the criminal justice system.’.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

29

 

Page  9,  line  11,  leave out Clause 15.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

3

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  leave out lines 38 and 39.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

4

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  45,  leave out ‘each’ and insert ‘those’.

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

5

 

Clause  20,  page  11,  line  45,  after ‘authorities’, insert ‘as the authority thinks fit’.


 
 

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Child Poverty Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

6

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  5,  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

7

 

Clause  21,  page  12,  line  26,  after ‘assessment’, insert ‘including an assessment

 

of—

 

(i)    

job creation, and

 

(ii)    

family resilience’.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

32

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  25,  page  14,  line  21,  leave out ‘16’ and insert ‘18’.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  25,  page  14,  leave out lines 22 to 25.

 


 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

8

 

Clause  30,  page  15,  line  25,  after ‘Child’, insert ‘and Family’.

 


 

New Clause

 

2010 poverty target

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Andrew Selous

 

James Duddridge

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
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