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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 15th January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

TAX CREDITS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee (14th January).

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

63

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The child tax credit shall be a family benefit for the purposes of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1408/71.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out paragraph (d).

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff
Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     leave out paragraph (e).


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

3

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     9,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

58

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     37,     after 'Kingdom', insert 'and/or in the European Union'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

59

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     38,     after 'Kingdom', insert 'and/or in the European Union'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

60

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   No person shall be entitled to a tax credit who is physically absent from the United Kingdom for more than 4 weeks in any one year.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

4

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     42,     leave out from 'are' to end of line 45 and insert 'not separated under a court order'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

81

Clause     3,     page     2,     line 42,     leave out from 'are' to end of line 45 and insert 'members of the same household'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

5

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert 'and/or in the European Union'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

7

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Entitlement to a tax credit is dependent upon being lawfully in the United Kingdom; the Board shall have access to any information held in any form by any other Government Department for the purpose of satisfying itself whether a tax credit is properly payable under the provisions of this subsection.'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

8

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     10,     after 'manner', insert 'before an official of the Board who is satisfied that all facts necessary to establish the claim have been made out'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

9

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     11,     at end insert 'provided that no claim shall be made for any period more than 4 weeks after the date upon which the same is payable.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

10

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out 'earlier or'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

11

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     19,     at end insert 'provided that the prescribed time shall not be more than 4 weeks later than the date upon which the award becomes payable.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

12

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     20,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

13

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     23,     at end insert 'provided that such person has appearedbefore an official of the Board, who is satisfied as to the identity of such person and of the claimant and that the such person acts genuinely for the claimant.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

14

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out paragraph (h).

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

82

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     30,     after 'made', insert 'or who may be entitled to make'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

15

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     40,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

45

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     41,     leave out 'whole' and insert 'first 6 months'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

64

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     44,     after 'made', insert 'or is treated as being made,'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

46

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     45,     at end insert ', or six months after that date, whichever is sooner'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

53

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     45,     at end insert '; and where such a claim is made within a period to be prescribed by regulations before the end of a tax year, it shall also be deemed to have been made in respect of the following tax year.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

16

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     7,     leave out subsection (4).


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

77

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     30,     after 'given' , insert 'within a period of 28 days'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

61

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     34,     at end insert '; the prescribed description shall include reference to a threshold below which changes in income do not have to be notified.'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

83

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     37,     at end insert 'being not less than three months'.


   

Ms Karen Buck

85

*Clause     7,     page     5,     line     10,     at beginning insert 'subject to subsections (3A) and (3B)'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

65

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     10,     leave out from 'means' to end of line 23 and insert 'current year income or previous year income as prescribed in regulations.'.

   

Ms Karen Buck

86

*Clause     7,     page     5,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The amounts prescribed under paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (3) above must not be less than £2,000.

    (3B)   The amount prescribed under paragraph (c) of subsection (3) above must not exceed £500.'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

47

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     26,     leave out ', aggregate income of the persons' and insert 'income of the higher earner'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

48

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     32,     leave out ', aggregate income of the persons' and insert 'income of the higher earner'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

17

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     43,     leave out subsection (8).


   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

66

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     19,     leave out from 'who' to end of line 21 and insert 'either—

      (a) has not attained such age (greater than sixteen) as is prescribed and satisfies prescribed conditions; or

      (b) is aged less than 20 and is engaged in a course of full-time non-advanced education and began that course before the age of 18.'.


   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

50

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     32,     at end insert 'and,

      (c) an element in respect of any second adult in the benefit unit'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

31

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     40,     after 'according', insert 'to the number of adults in the family and.'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

49

Clause     9,     page     7,     line     7,     at end insert—

      '(d) must include provision for the combined value of the child tax credit for a benefit unit in receipt of Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance and the value of Child Benefit for such a family to be greater than or equal to the value of support in respect of dependent children available to a family of the same compositionreceiving Working Families Tax Credit, Children's Tax Credit and Child Benefit immediately prior to the coming into force of this Act.'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

78

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     16,     at end add 'and having one or more children or qualifying young persons in their direct care, in the case of the basic element as defined in section 11(4)'.

 
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