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Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill

Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (d) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS CASTLE OF BLACKBURN
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Contributors or prospective contributors to a pension scheme, whether an occupational pension scheme or stakeholder pension or a personal pension shall be given the option of contributing to the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme as enacted in the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 or to such modification of it as may be prescribed.
 
    (2)  To enable prospective contributors in exercising this option the Secretary of State shall publish comparative tables of the contributions required to produce specified benefits in each case including the charges levied on the contributions or on the accumulated fund in each case and the portability of each pension.")
Contributions to SERPS.
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS CASTLE OF BLACKBURN
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
     Page 93, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("13A.  Section 150 of the Administration Act shall be amended as follows
 
    (1)  In subsection (1), after "prices" insert "or earnings".
 
    (2)  In subsection (2), for "Where it appears to the Secretary of State that the general level of prices" substitute "Where it appears to the Secretary of State that the general level of prices or earnings".
 
    (3)  In subsection (2)(a), after "beginning" insert "and, in the case of the first of the sums specified in section 44(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act and the sum specified in column 3 of paragraph 5 of Part IV of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act, not less than the percentage by which the general level of earnings is greater at the end of the period than it was at the beginning".")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
[As an amendment to Amendment 58]
 
     Line 35, leave out from ("marriage") to second ("the") in line 36 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 100, leave out lines 22 to 27 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 27, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  The provisions in this Chapter override any provision of a pension arrangement to which they apply to the extent that the provisions of this Chapter conflict with them.")
 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 28, line 10, leave out ("or 25C") 
     Page 28, line 27, leave out ("or 25C") 
     Page 28, line 32, leave out ("or (3)") 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 30, line 22, at end insert ("(including medical evidence)") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 105, line 2, at end insert (", and
    (c)  they are to be discharged by the trustees or managers of the scheme in a manner which they deem appropriate")
 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE BARONESS LOCKWOOD
THE BARONESS CRAWLEY
THE BARONESS PITKEATHLEY
THE LORD HASKEL
 
     Page 56, line 16, leave out ("pensionable age") and insert ("age 60, if the bereaved spouse is a woman, or age 65, if the bereaved spouse is a man,") 
  
After Clause 51
 
  
BY THE BARONESS PITKEATHLEY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 70 of the Contributions and Benefits Act, at the end there shall be added--
        (11)  The Secretary of State shall issue regulations in respect of persons who cease to be in receipt of Invalid Care Allowance as a result of the death of the person in respect of whose care the allowance has been claimed which shall set the condition for the award to be satisfied for a period of eight weeks from the date on which that person ceased to be in receipt of Invalid Care Allowance."")
Extension of Invalid Care Allowance for bereaved carers.
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 59, line 9, at beginning insert ("Subject to commission and publication of research into the actions and income of those disentitled to benefit,") 
  
After Clause 62
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 75(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act, for 65" substitute "70".")Increase of upper age limit for disability living allowance.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 72(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act, at the end of paragraph (a) there is added--
      (iii)  he is a deaf person who has difficulty communicating with strangers, or is unable to communicate with other people without prescribed technical aids and equipment, or
      (iv)  he requires a special diet as may be prescribed in regulations, or
      (v)  he suffers from frequent incontinence, or".")
Qualifying conditions for the lower rate care component of disability living allowance.
  
Clause 83
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 86, line 26, leave out ("52,") 
     Page 86, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  Section 52 shall not come into force until such day following publication of research into the actions and income of those disentitled to benefit.")
 
 
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