Amendments proposed to the Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill - continued House of Commons

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As Amendments to Mr Malcolm Wicks's proposed New Clause (NC7) (Regulations):

   

Mr Edward Davey

(a)

*Line     12,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Edward Davey

(b)

*Line     36,     at end add—

    '(9)   Before making any regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall consult—

      (a) organisations representing tenants,

      (b) organisations representing landlords,

      (c) organisations representing persons living in fuel poverty, and

      (d) other such persons as he deems appropriate.'.


Old persons
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—No benefit shall be withheld under this Act from any person over the age of 65'.


Children under five years
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—No benefit shall be withheld under this Act from any person where in the opinion of the Secretary of State it would severely damage the health or welfare of any child under five years of age.'.


Children under five years (No. 2)
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

       'No benefit shall be withheld under this Act from any person where in the opinion of the local social services authority it would severely damage the health or welfare of any child under five years of age and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to ask that authority for its opinion before he takes any action under this Act in cases involving children under five.'.


Reviews
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    ( )   'The Secretary of State shall publish and lay before Parliament a review of the working of section 1 above after a period of twelve months and shall cause debates to be held in both Houses on that review.'.


Reviews (No. 2)
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall publish and send to the National Assembly for Wales a review of the working of section 1 above in Wales after a period of twelve months and shall take into account any points made by the Assembly in any future actions taken under section 1.'.


Reviews (No. 3)
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall publish and send to the Scottish Parliament a review of the working of section 1 above in Scotland after a period of twelve months and shall take into account any points made by the Parliament in any future actions taken under section 1.'.


Consultation with landlords
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   Before taking any action under section 2 above the Secretary of State shall consult with such organisations as in his view represent landlords in order to take into account any views expressed by them as to how any such action can be taken in such a way as to lessen any hardship caused to landlords.'.


Reviews (No. 4)
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall publish and lay before Parliament an annual review of the working of section 2 above and shall cause debates to be held in both Houses on any such review.'.


Anti-social behaviour commission
   

Mr Edward Davey

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   No action shall be taken under this Act until the Secretary of State has set up an anti-social behaviour commission whose function shall be to investigate anti-social behaviour by tenants and to report to him and make recommendations.

    (2)   It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to have regard to any recommendations made by the Commission.'.


Housing benefit: election of payment
   

Mr Greg Knight

NC17

*To move the following Clause:—

       'Where after the commencement of a tenancy, whether any previous withholding of benefit has taken place or not, a person elects to have housing benefit paid directly to himself having previously elected that such payment shall be made directly to the landlord, the Secretary of State shall not implement any change in payee until the landlord is given written notice of such election and a period of 28 days has elapsed following such notification.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

9

Title,     line     1,     leave out 'Secretary of State to withhold' and insert 'withholding of'.


 
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