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STANDING COMMITTEE A

SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD BILL [LORDS]


   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

6

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out lines 20 and 21.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

14

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '(2AA)   Any authorised officer wishing to obtain information under this section shall make an application to the person holding it through that section of the Department of Social Security responsible for the investigation of fraud.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

17

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     25,     after 'information', insert 'directly relevant to the claim being investigated'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

2

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(2BA)   An authorised officer shall not give a notice to a person who falls within subsection (2) except with the consent of a magistrate, who is to give his consent only on being satisfied that in all the circumstances the authorised officer is justified in proceeding under this section'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

3

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     29,     after 'unless', insert 'a court order is obtained and,'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

15

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     30,     after 'grounds', insert 'according to the provisions of the Code of Practice'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

16

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     30,     after 'grounds', insert 'subject to the approval of a magistrate'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

21

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     31,     leave out 'or intends to commit'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

18

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '.—( )   It shall not be legitimate to make a person the subject of an inquiry under this section on the basis of a spot check or any automated form of selection.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

19

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '( )   No information in possession of any government department relating to any person who is the subject of an inquiry shall be conveyed or shared with any person or body as specified in subsection (2A) above.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

20

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '( )   All information in possession of any government department relating to any person who is the subject of an inquiry shall be conveyed or shared with any person or body as specified in subsection (2A) above.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

4

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     37,     after 'officer', insert 'who has obtained a court order'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

7

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out lines 48 and 49.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

42

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     19,     after 'benefit', insert ', child tax credit or Working Families Tax Credit'.


   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

22

Clause     2,     page     4,     line     43,     after 'contain', insert 'specific'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

23

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     4,     leave out 'or is capable of being provided'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

5

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     8,     at end insert 'subject to the granting of the appropriate order of the court'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

24

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     16,     leave out 'particular' and insert 'specified'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

25

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     16,     leave out 'could be' and insert 'is'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

26

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     18,     leave out 'that a person is required to enter into' and insert 'entered into with a person'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

27

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     28,     at end insert '; and

    (e)   such arrangements as are necessary to provide that person with a report upon the investigation should they either be incidental to the investigation in process or, if the subject of that investigation, found to be innocent of any wrongdoing'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

28

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     46,     leave out from 'may' to end of line 48 and insert 'enter into arrangements with that person under which authorised officers may obtain by electronic access to those records the information which they could have requested by a notice issued in accordance with section 109B(1)'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

29

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     8,     leave out 'particular' and insert 'specified'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

30

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     12,     leave out 'that a person is required to enter into' and insert 'entered into with a person'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

31

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     24,     at end insert 'subject to the terms of the code of practice'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

32

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     24,     at end insert 'subject to the approval of a magistrate'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

33

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     26,     after 'information', insert 'relevant to the investigation being undertaken and'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

34

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     42,     leave out from 'case' to end of line 43.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

35

Clause     2,     page     7,     line     2,     after 'refuses', insert 'without reasonable grounds'.


   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

39

Clause     3,     page     7,     line     10,     after 'shall', insert 'by order'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

40

Clause     3,     page     7,     line     26,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4)   An order under this paragraph shall be made by statutory instrument and shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by each House of Parliament'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mrs Jacqui Lait
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Peter Atkinson
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr David Wilshire

38

Clause     3,     page     7,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   The exercise of powers under subsection (1) shall be subject to the oversight of the Data Protection Commissioner, or such other body as the Secretary of State may by order designate, and it shall be the responsibility of the Commissioner (or such other body) to put in place such arrangements as they think appropriate for—

    (a)   monitoring compliance with the Code of Practice; and

    (b)   advising on any disciplinary action that should be taken in instances where they are satisfied that an authorised officer has not complied with the Code of Practice.'.

 
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