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Tax Credits Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Tax Credits Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 128(5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, there shall be inserted--
        (5A)  Regulations under subsection (5) above shall provide that the appropriate maximum working families' tax credit shall include an allowance in respect of a child or a person of a prescribed description who is disabled."")
Disabled child's allowance in working families' tax credit.
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 2, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall take reasonable steps to ensure that a person applying for working families' tax credit is aware that if he fears domestic violence from his partner he may submit the claim form without the signature of his partner.")
 
     Page 2, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Board shall take reasonable steps to ensure that a couple applying for working families' tax credit is aware that it may be paid to either partner, and that it may be paid by the Board direct to a partner not in employment.")
 
  
After Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("(1)  The Board shall publish annually targets for the speed and accuracy with which claims are to be processed and payments are to be made.
 
    (2)  Targets published under subsection (1) above shall include targets for--
    (a)  the speed and accuracy with which initial claims are to be processed and paid by the Board;
    (b)  the speed and accuracy with which renewal claims are to be processed and paid by the Board;
    (c)  the speed and accuracy with which claims are to be processed and paid by the Board where the employer has failed to make a payment;
    (d)  the speed and accuracy with which claims are to be processed and paid by the Board where the claimant is involved in an trade dispute lasting more than one pay period.
    (3)  The Board shall publish annually a report showing how it has performed against the previous year's targets set out in subsection (1) above.")
Publication of targets.
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 6, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(9)  The Treasury shall provide appeal tribunals within the meaning of the Social Security Act 1998 and general and special commissioners with sufficient funds to enable them to determine expeditiously appeals against determinations made under this section.")
 
  
After Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall each year lay before both Houses of Parliament a report relating to the discharge by officers of the Board of their functions under section 9 and Schedule 4.")Discharge of functions by officers.
 
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