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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 20 July 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 to 21 and NC1 to NC3

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date, arranged in the order they

 

relate to the Bill.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out from “and” to end of subsection and insert “for

 

the purposes of this report “full employment” is defined as 80% of the working age

 

population”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To specify that the purpose of reporting on progress toward full employment, full employment is

 

defined as 80% of the working population.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2015                     

2

 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

In this report the Secretary of State must also set out the progress that has been

 

made toward halving the disability employment gap.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the report on progress towards full employment to also report on progress towards the

 

Government’s stated aim to halve the disability employment gap.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

information about the uptake of apprenticeships broken down by region,

 

age, ethnicity, disability, sector, qualification and level,

 

(ab)    

a report by the UK Commission on Employment and Skills on the quality

 

of apprenticeship being provided, and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To specify additional information that must be included in the Secretary of State’s report progress

 

towards meeting the apprenticeship target

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The matters by which the progress made by a household that receives relevant

 

support shall be measured under subsection (1)(b) include whether a member of

 

the household is in employment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This requires one of the factors which is used to measure whether a household receive support is

 

making progress is whether or a not a member of the household is employed.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(4A)    

A report prepared under this section must include information about the number

 

of households receiving support where a member of the household, who had not

 

previously been in employment during the last 12 month, has entered

 

employment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the report on support for troubled households to specify the number of households

 

receiving support where a member of the household has become employed.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(4A)    

A report prepared under this section must include information about the total

 

value of expenditure directed at supporting relevant households by—

 

(a)    

local government,

 

(b)    

central government, and

 

(c)    

government agencies.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the report on support for troubled households to specify how much has been spent to

 

support targeted households by different parts of government.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  5,  leave out lines 16 to 27 and insert—

 

“5      

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission: additional functions

 

(1)    

After Section 8A of the Child Poverty Act 2010 insert—”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To leave the name of the “Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission” unchanged.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  6,  leave out lines 15 and 16

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A consequential amendment to amendment 7 to leave the name of the “Social Mobility and Child

 

Poverty Commission” unchanged.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  38,  leave out section 1

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Leave child poverty targets and measures unchanged.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  7,  leave out from beginning of line 25 to end of Clause

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Leave child poverty targets and measures unchanged.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under this section shall not be made in relation to persons—

 

(a)    

responsible for the care of a child aged below 2;

 

(b)    

responsible for the care of and in receipt of Carers Allowance in respect

 

of, but not living with, a person in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

 

or Personal Independence Payment;

 

(c)    

in temporary accommodation following an incident or incidents of

 

domestic violence.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To provide that the benefit cap does not apply to benefit claimants who will find it most difficult to

 

enter work.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  8,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out “in each Parliament” and insert “a year”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to review the level of the benefit cap every year to determine

 

whether it is appropriate to change the level of the cap.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  8,  page  10,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

an annual report made by the Social Security Advisory Committee on the

 

level of the benefit cap.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to take into account an annual report by the Social Security

 

Advisory Committee on the level of the benefit cap when undertaking his review of the benefit cap.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2015                     

5

 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  8,  page  10,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The report made by the Social Security Advisory Committee on the level of

 

benefit cap, under subsection 3c, must include an assessment of the impact of the

 

benefit cap on the Discretionary Housing Payments Funds administered by local

 

authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Social Security Advisory Committee’s annual report on the level of the benefit cap

 

to include an assessment of the impact of the benefit cap on Discretionary Housing Payments.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  11,  line  32,  leave out from “relevant sums” to end of subsection and

 

insert “are to be reviewed by the Secretary of State having given regard to—

 

(a)    

the rate of inflation, and

 

(b)    

the national economic situation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To subject the four year freeze in the social security payments set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule

 

1 to an annual review of the levels by the Secretary of State. This review will consider both the rate

 

of inflation and the national economic situation.

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  11,  line  35,  leave out from “child benefit” to end of subsection and

 

insert “are to be reviewed by the Secretary of State having given regard to—

 

(a)    

the rate of inflation, and

 

(b)    

the national economic situation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To subject the four year freeze in child benefit to an annual review of the levels by the Secretary of

 

State. This review will consider both the rate of inflation and the national economic situation.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  21,  leave from “relevant amounts” to end of subsection

 

and insert “are to be reviewed by the Secretary of State having given regard to—

 

(a)    

the rate of inflation, and

 

(b)    

the national economic situation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To subject the four year freeze in the tax credits set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to an annual

 

review of the levels by the Secretary of State. This review will consider both the rate of inflation

 

and the national economic situation.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  13,  line  23,  at end insert “unless this would result in an amount no

 

longer being paid in respect of a child or young person who was born before 6 April 2017,

 

in which case a payment shall still be made in respect of this child or young person.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To ensure that the reduction of the child element of Universal Credit to two children only affect

 

children born after 6 April 2017.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  14,  line  1,  leave out Clause 13

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This prevent the changes to the work-related component of the employment and support allowance.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2015                     

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  15,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The waiting period before a person can apply for a loan under this section shall

 

be 13 weeks.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require that the waiting period before an application for a loan for mortgage interest can be

 

made is 13 weeks.

 


 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  19,  page  19,  line  25,  after subsection (9) insert—

 

“(9A)    

The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of this section coming into force,

 

produce a plan to offset the impact of lower social rents on housing associations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To require the Secretary of State to produce a plan to offset the impact of lower social rents on

 

housing associations, so that their ability to build new affordable homes is not affected.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Stephen Timms

 

Kate Green

 

Chris Leslie

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on impact of benefit cap reductions

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must publish and lay before Parliament before the end of

 

the financial year ending with 31 March 2017 a report on the impact of the benefit

 

cap reductions introduced by this Bill.

 

(2)    

The report must include an assessment of the impact on each of the measures of

 

child poverty defined in the Child Poverty Act 2010.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Secretary of State to review impact of lower benefit cap after 12

 

months.

 



 
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