Welfare Reform Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

Clause 10

BARONESS GREY-THOMPSON

BARONESS CAMPBELL OF SURBITON

THE LORD BISHOP OF LEICESTER

 

Page 4, line 36, at end insert—

“( ) The amount of support for disabled children should be no less than the additional amount that was provided under the benefits and tax credits system prior to the introduction of the universal credit.”

Clause 11

LORD BEST

 

Page 5, line 2, after “credit” insert “, subject to subsection (3A),”

 

Page 5, line 21, at end insert—

“(3A) In relation to a dwelling of which the landlord is a local housing authority or a registered provider of social housing, regulations under this section shall not permit the housing cost element of the universal credit to be less than the actual amount of the liability in a case where a household has no more than one spare bedroom.”

Clause 13

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

 

Page 6, line 8, at end insert—

“( ) The Secretary of State shall, when imposing work-related requirements with which claimants must comply, ensure that claimants have the necessary type and level of personalised support, and access to localised support, to enable them to obtain employment, or to undertake work or work related activity.”

Clause 26

BARONESS MEACHER

 

Page 13, line 8, at end insert—

“( ) If the claimant has a long-term health condition or impairment, the Secretary of State must specifically address whether the health condition or impairment had an impact on the failure to comply and, as such, should be seen as good cause.”

Clause 44

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

 

Page 22, line 13, at end insert—

“( ) A claimant shall not be invited to accept a claimant commitment by an employment officer unless the employment officer has taken steps to ensure, and is satisfied, that the claimant will have the necessary type and level of personalised support, and access to localised support, to enable them to comply with the claimant commitment and to obtain employment, or to undertake work or work related activity.”

Clause 69

BARONESS LISTER OF BURTERSETT

 

Page 54, line 8, at end insert “providing those amounts are ring-fenced for the purpose set out in that Act”

Clause 86

LORD RIX

 

Page 61, line 14, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

“( ) Regulations will prescribe what considerations must be taken into account in deciding whether a fixed term award would be appropriate.”

 

Page 61, line 15, at end insert—

“( ) Regulations must provide that a fixed term award would not be deemed appropriate where sufficient medical or other expert evidence from a relevant care professional indicates that a claimant has a lifelong condition or disability of a degenerative nature that means that the claimant is likely to continue to meet the requirements of section 76(1) or section 78(1) (or both), as appropriate, indefinitely.”

Prepared 8th December 2011