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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 20 October 2009

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

Child Poverty Bill Committee 21-26

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Child Poverty Bill

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

33

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Scottish Ministers must, on or before each report date relating to a Scottish

 

strategy, lay before the Scottish Parliament a report which—

 

(a)    

describes the measures taken by the Scottish Ministers in accordance

 

with the Scottish strategy,

 

(b)    

describes the effect of those measures in contributing to the meeting of

 

the targets in sections 2 to 5, and

 

(c)    

describes other effects of those measures that contribute to the

 

achievement of the purpose mentioned in subsection (2)(b).

 

( )    

The report dates relating to a Scottish strategy are each anniversary of the day on

 

which it was laid before the Scottish Parliament, other than an anniversary which

 

falls—

 

(a)    

on or after the date on which a subsequent Scottish strategy is so laid, or

 

(b)    

after the end of the target year.’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Scottish Ministers to lay before the Scottish Parliament an annual

 

report describing how measures taken in accordance with the current Scottish strategy have

 

contributed to meeting the targets and to ensuring that children in Scotland do not experience

 

socio-economic disadvantage.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

34

 

Clause  11,  page  6,  line  32,  leave out ‘relevant Northern Ireland department

 

proposes’ and insert ‘Northern Ireland departments propose’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment replaces the reference to the relevant Northern Ireland department with a

 

reference to the Northern Ireland departments. The intention is to recognise that departments

 

other than the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister will take measures in

 

accordance with the Northern Ireland strategy.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 October 2009                  

28

 

Child Poverty Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

35

 

Clause  11,  page  6,  line  44,  leave out ‘relevant Northern Ireland department

 

intends’ and insert ‘Northern Ireland departments intend’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 34.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

36

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  3,  leave out ‘relevant Northern Ireland department intends’

 

and insert ‘Northern Ireland departments intend’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 34.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

37

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  7,  leave out ‘relevant Northern Ireland department intends’

 

and insert ‘Northern Ireland departments intend’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 34.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

38

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  12,  leave out ‘relevant Northern Ireland department’ and

 

insert ‘Northern Ireland departments’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 34.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

39

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The relevant Northern Ireland department must, on or before each report date

 

relating to a Northern Ireland strategy, lay before the Northern Ireland Assembly

 

a report which—

 

(a)    

describes the measures taken by the Northern Ireland departments in

 

accordance with the Northern Ireland strategy,

 

(b)    

describes the effect of those measures in contributing to the meeting of

 

the targets in sections 2 to 5, and

 

(c)    

describes other effects of those measures that contribute to the

 

achievement of the purpose mentioned in subsection (2)(b).

 

( )    

The report dates relating to a Northern Ireland strategy are each anniversary of the

 

day on which it was laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly, other than an

 

anniversary which falls—

 

(a)    

on or after the date on which a subsequent Northern Ireland strategy is so

 

laid, or

 

(b)    

after the end of the target year.’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the relevant Northern Ireland department to lay before the Northern

 

Ireland Assembly an annual report describing how measures taken in accordance with the current

 

Northern Ireland strategy have contributed to meeting the targets and to ensuring that children in

 

Northern Ireland do not experience socio-economic disadvantage.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 October 2009                  

29

 

Child Poverty Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

40

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  3,  leave out from beginning to ‘lay’ and insert ‘The

 

Secretary of State must, on or before each report date relating to a UK strategy’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment (with amendments 41, 42, 43 and 45) clarifies the wording of clause 13. The

 

laying of each UK strategy triggers an obligation to lay annual reports on the implementation of

 

that strategy, until either the next strategy is laid or the end of the target year is reached.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

41

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  7,  leave out ‘current’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 40.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

42

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  8,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The report dates relating to a UK strategy are each anniversary of the day on

 

which it was laid before Parliament, other than an anniversary which falls—

 

(a)    

on or after the date on which a subsequent UK strategy is so laid, or

 

(b)    

after the end of the target year.’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 40.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

43

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  15,  leave out ‘most recent’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 40.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

44

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  17,  leave out ‘relevant Northern Ireland department’ and

 

insert ‘Northern Ireland departments’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 34.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

45

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  23,  leave out ‘most recent’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 40.

 

Mr Stephen Timms

 

46

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  24,  leave out ‘them’ and insert ‘the Scottish Ministers or, as

 

the case may be, to the Northern Ireland departments’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment is that, in relation to Northern Ireland, clause 15(3)(a) refers to the

 

Northern Ireland departments in general, rather than to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy

 

First Minister. See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 34.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 October 2009                  

30

 

Child Poverty Bill, continued

 
 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

47

 

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

 

‘(e)    

childcare’.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

48

 

Clause  7,  page  3,  leave out lines 29 to 32.

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

49

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  20,  at end insert ‘The sums under 9(c) shall include

 

resources to commission independent research as required.’.

 

Benefit levels

 

Steve Webb

 

John Barrett

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall ensure that a household wholly dependent on tax

 

credits or social security benefits as an income at, or above, the relative low

 

income target in section 2 (the relative low income target)’.

 


 
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