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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 17th January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE A


TAX CREDITS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the resolution of the Committee (15th January).

Clause No. 7 (Funding of Strategic Health Authorities and Health Authorities)

65

Amendment (No. 65) proposed in page 5, line 10, to leave out from the word 'means' to the end of line 23 and to insert the words 'current year income or previous year income as prescribed in regulations.'—(Steve Webb.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

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)'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

62

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     22,     at end insert 'except that the minimum age of entitlement shall not be less than that for the child tax credit.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

79

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     24,     leave out from 'persons' to ', or' in line 25 and insert 'has one or more children or qualifying young persons in their direct care'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

80

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     31,     after 'persons', insert 'having one or more children or qualifying young persons in their direct care'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

32

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     19,     at end add—

    '(8)   The prescribed manner of determination must take account of the needs of all the members of a married couple or an unmarried couple by comparison with those of a single person'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

33

Clause     12,     page     8,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The charges of a prescribed description under subsection (2) may include an amount to take account of the loss of earnings of a person or of the spouse or, in the case of an unmarried couple, of the partner of the personby whom a claim for working tax credit is made who does not take qualifying remunerative work in order to care for a child of a prescribed description for whom the person is responsible.

    (2B)   The amount of tax credit payable under subsection (2A) shall not exceed the maximum amount payable to a person in qualifying remunerative work'.

   

Ms Karen Buck

87

Clause     12,     page     8,     line     27,     after 'provided', insert 'whether in the child's home or elsewhere'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

95

Clause     12,     page     8,     leave out lines 34 to 41 and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

96

Clause     12,     page     8,     line     45,     leave out 'appropriate national authority' and insert 'Secretary of State'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

97

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     26,     at end insert 'within 7 days of receiving such a claim'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

98

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     36,     at end insert 'not exceeding 7 days'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

99

Clause     15,     page     10,     line     8,     at end insert 'not exceeding 7 days'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

100

Clause     16,     page     10,     line     34,     at end insert 'not exceeding 7 days'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

57

Clause     17,     page     10,     line     39,     leave out from 'must' to end of line 41 and insert 'give a separate such notice to each claimant'.


   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

84

Clause     20,     page 15,     line     22,     at end insert 'provided that the effect of regulations shall not be more restrictive than would be the case if Extra-statutory Concession A19 were to apply'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

34

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     4,     after 'paid', insert 'by the Board directly'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

94

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     19,     leave out 'Subject to section 24'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

102

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     19,     at end insert 'through Post Offices where the claimant elects for payment by such method'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

103

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     19,     at end insert 'except for recipients of the child care elements of income support and income based jobseeker's allowance, which shall continue to be paid by the Department of Work and Pensions.'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

101

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     21,     at end insert 'provided that the regulations shall not directly or indirectly require the recipient to hold a bank account'.


   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

36

Clause     24,     page     16,     line     28,     leave out 'Regulations may' and insert 'Nothing in this Act shall entitle regulations to'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

37

Clause     24,     page     16,     line     30,     at end insert 'unless payment is made to such employers equal to the full economic cost to the employer of doing so.'.

   

Steve Webb
Richard Younger-Ross

51

Clause     24,     page     16,     line     30,     at end insert 'except where an employee requests payment into an account notified to the Board or via a Post Office, in which case the employee shall be entitled to receive payment in this manner'.

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

35

Clause     24,     page     16,     line     31,     leave out subsections (2) to (7).

   

Mr Howard Flight
Mr James Clappison
Mr Peter Luff

104

Clause     24,     page     17,     line     2,     at end insert 'provided the Board shall reimburse the full costs of so doing to employers.'.

 
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