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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 24th October 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee A

 

Welfare Reform Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  171

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  6,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

A person authorised to exercise the functions in subsections (2) and (3) may be

 

required to undergo such training in relation to claimants with particular

 

impairments and health conditions as the Secretary of State may by regulation

 

require.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  152

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  10,  leave out first ‘is’ and insert ‘and such other matters as

 

the Secretary of State may by regulation prescribe’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  23

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

make provision for a right to appeal against assessments’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

as to the duties of third parities to provide relevant information and

 

evidence and the manner in which it is to be provided;’.


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 24th October 2006          

420

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  192

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  25,  leave out ‘medical examination’ and insert ‘assessment

 

relating to his physical or mental condition’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  247

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

for information from the claimant’s Disability Living Allowance

 

assessment to be used in place of medical examinations or assessments.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  153

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and the safeguards that shall be applied

 

when determining such matters’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Negatived on division  227

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  40,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

Regulations under subsection (1) shall—

 

(a)    

ensure the full programme of work focused interviews is offered to those

 

in the support group who indicate a desire to take part in these aspects of

 

the programme,

 

(b)    

not penalise those persons for failing to participate in these activities, and

 

(c)    

treat engagement in—

 

(i)    

part time work,

 

(ii)    

voluntary work,

 

(iii)    

training courses, and

 

(iv)    

community activities

 

    

as valid outcomes from the work focused interview process that would

 

not automatically lead to a suspension of payment of the employment and

 

support allowance.’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  22

 

Page  7,  line  7,  leave out Clause 9.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 24th October 2006          

421

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not selected  228

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  42,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  25

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  1,  leave out from ‘allowance’ to end of line 2.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  229

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  3,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  230

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  231

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  11,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  232

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  18,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Withdrawn  26

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out ‘, within a prescribed period,’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  155

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  27,  after ‘failure’, insert ‘and the safeguards that shall be

 

applied when determining such matters’.


 
 

S.C.A.Standing Committee Proceedings: 24th October 2006          

422

 

Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  27

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Regulations under subsection (3) shall make provision for a right to appeal

 

against a decision made under subsection (2)(f).’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  28

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  39,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  233

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  40,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  234

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  45,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Danny Alexander

 

Mr David Laws

 

Not called  156

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  2,  after ‘place’, insert ‘and other such reasonable

 

adjustments as may be required’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  235

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  2,  leave out ‘health-related’ and insert ‘health and

 

disability-related’.

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Withdrawn  49

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

for pilot schemes to vary the time during a claim for an employment and

 

support allowance at which the work-focused health-related assessment

 

is conducted.’.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.10 a.m.


 
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