Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill -
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After Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
119     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Secretary of State shall report annually to Parliament on the operation of the work-focused interviews, with specific reference to--
    (a)  the number of those moved from the interviews into work; and
    (b)  the number who, having moved into work, leave work after--
          (i)  6 months, and
          (ii)  12 months.
    (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall take into consideration the following--
    (a)  the number of interviews which are postponed, deferred or cancelled,
    (b)  any cost implications for businesses, and
    (c)  the levels of fraud detected.
    (3)  For the purposes of subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall consult--
    (a)  all relevant non-governmental organisations,
    (b)  all businesses involved with the operation of the work focused interviews, and
    (c)  any organisations which the Secretary of State may think appropriate.
    (4)  The period for any consultation under subsection (3) shall be three months.")
Annual report to Parliament on work-focused interviews.
  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
120     Page 65, line 17, at end insert--
 
("provided that in making the assessment under (a) and (b) above, account shall be taken of the types of jobs available in the locality")
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
121     Page 65, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before exercising any power to make regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall consult organisations representing disabled people and shall take reasonable account of their submissions and concerns.")
 
122     Page 65, leave out lines 37 to 43 
123     Page 65, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  Not more than one assessment shall be carried out under subsection (5) above in any period of five years.")
 
  
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 EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
124*     Page 66, line 13, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
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. 
  
After Clause 61
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
125     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 135 of the Contributions and Benefits Act, there shall be inserted after subsection (1)--
        (1A)  The applicable amounts for income support for severely disabled persons shall be certified by the Secretary of State following consultation with one or more organisations whom he regards as representative of severely disabled persons.
        (1B)  The sums first certified by the Secretary of State under subsection (1A) above shall, in the case of a severely disabled person who is aged not less than 16 but less than 60, be set at a level no less than the higher level for those aged over 25 together with the maximum disability premiums available.
        (1C)  After sums have first been certified under subsection (1A) above, the sums certified in each subsequent year shall be not less than the total of the sums certified in the previous year together with the amount (if any) by which it appears to the Secretary of State that the general level of prices has increased in the course of the previous year.
        (1D)  In subsections (1A) to (1B) above, "severely disabled persons" means persons who are in receipt of the care component of disability living allowance at the highest rate within subsection (4)(a) of section 72 above."")
Income support for severely disabled persons.
  
Clause 62
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
126*     Page 69, line 8, leave out ("5") and insert ("3") 
127*     Page 69, line 9, leave out ("subsection (3) does not affect") and insert ("no provision of this section affects") 
  
After Clause 65
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
128*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 137(2)(a) of the Contributions and Benefits Act, at the end insert "so however that regulations may not treat a person who is in Great Britain and who has the right to live in Great Britain for the time being without immigration leave as not being in Great Britain irrespective of where he is habitually or ordinarily resident."")Income-related benefits: habitual residence test.
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
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. 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
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 9
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
129     Page 128, line 43, leave out paragraph 3 
130     Page 129, leave out line 9 
131     Page 129, leave out lines 10 and 11 
132     Page 129, leave out line 12 
133     Page 129, leave out line 13 
134     Page 129, leave out lines 14 to 21 
135     Page 129, line 22, leave out ("Except as may be prescribed,") 
136     Page 129, leave out lines 25 to 29 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 9 be the ninth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Schedule 10
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
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 LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
137     Page 74, line 36, leave out from ("worker")") to ("and") in line 40 and insert ("would have been an employed earner of a business carried on by another person to which he provides services ("the client") had he contracted direct with the client,") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
138     Page 75, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations shall not be made under this section until the Secretary of State, following full consultation with all interested parties, has laid before Parliament a regulatory impact assessment which, amongst other matters, assesses the implications of the proposed regulations for economic activity within the United Kingdom.")
 
139     Page 75, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations under this section shall not apply to any circumstances where the worker is entitled to delegate the whole performance of the services to another person, or where the third party is entitled to nominate someone other than the worker to perform the whole of the services.")
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
140     Page 76, leave out lines 13 to 23 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
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. 
141     Transpose Clause 70 to after Clause 73 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
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. 
142     Transpose Clause 71 to after Clause 73 
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
143     Page 80, line 29, at end insert--
    ("(d)  for ensuring that, in relation to a housing benefit claimant who is disabled, due account is taken of his need for additional space, including an extra bedroom for a carer.")
 
 
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