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Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill

Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendment to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 1, line 12, leave out subsection (2) 
     Page 1, line 14, leave out subsection (3) 
     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsection (4) 
     Page 2, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(10)  The ninth condition is that approved group personal pensions shall be deemed to be stakeholder pensions for the purposes of this Part.")
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD FREEMAN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Membership of a shareholders pension scheme should not preclude membership of an occupational pension scheme provided by the same employer.")Membership of shareholder and occupational pension scheme.
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Participation in a stakeholder pension scheme shall not preclude participation in other pension arrangements.")Participation in stakeholder pension scheme and other arrangements.
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 2, line 30, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the premiums received will provide a pension in excess of what will be provided by the minimum pension guarantee;")
 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 3, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The first requirement is that the employer shall confirm with the Department of Social Security that the shareholder pension scheme he proposes to designate is the most appropriate form of pension provision for his employees.")
 
     Page 3, line 46, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  The fifth requirement is that the employer shall require a certificate from the designated scheme to the effect that none of his employees will be admitted to membership of that scheme without evidence that the employee has taken independent advice in relation to his pension provision.")
 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
 
     Page 12, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  No pension rights of any person shall however vest in his trustee of bankruptcy if they were acquired or secured during a period when the arrangement was approved.")
 
     Page 12, line 23, leave out subsections (6) to (8) 
     Page 12, line 44, leave out ("under subsection (5) or (7)") 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
 
     Page 58, line 29, at end insert ("; but regulations shall prescribe higher proportions, up to the full amount which would otherwise have been payable in specified cases.
 
    (  )  Regulations made under subsection (7) shall be contained in a statutory instrument which shall not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     Page 59, line 16, after ("benefit") insert (", save where a person is severely disabled") 
     Page 59, line 16, after ("benefit") insert (", save where a person has caring commitments of thirty five hours per week or more") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 59, line 26, leave out paragraph (d) 
     Page 59, line 29, leave out paragraph (e) 
     Page 59, line 30, leave out paragraph (f) 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     Page 59, line 31, leave out paragraph (g) 
     Page 61, line 44, at end insert (", conducted with an advocate present where the person deems it appropriate") 
  
BY THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
 
     Page 61, line 44, at end insert (", conducted in a location appropriate to the person") 
     Page 62, line 5, after ("training") insert ("or benefits") 
     Page 62, line 9, after second ("or") insert ("benefit") 
  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     The Earl Russell gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 56 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 57 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 58
 
  
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 58 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 60 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 68 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 9 be the ninth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 69 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 10
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 10 be the tenth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 70 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 71 stand part of the Bill. 
 
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