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Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to opppose the Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
58L     Page 100, leave out lines 22 to 27 
59     Page 100, line 25, leave out ("in relation to the marriage") 
60     Page 100, line 26, leave out ("between the parties to the marriage") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
61     Page 100, line 31, leave out ("22A or") 
62     Page 100, line 48, leave out from ("arrangement",") to end of line 49 
63     Page 101, line 4, leave out ("22A or") 
64     Page 101, line 20, after first ("of") insert ("any of") 
65     Page 101, line 20, leave out ("any of sections 22A to 24D above") and insert ("this Part of this Act") 
66     Page 101, line 41, leave out ("22A or") 
67     Page 102, line 29, leave out ("21(2A)") and insert ("21A(1)") 
  
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 4 be the fourth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
68     Page 26, line 18, leave out ("22A or") 
  
After Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
69     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  If any amendment by the Family Law Act 1996 of Part II or IV of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 comes into force before the day on which any provision of this Part comes into force, the Lord Chancellor may by order make such consequential amendment of that provision as he thinks fit.
 
    (2)  No order under this section may be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.")
Power to make consequential amendments of Part III.
1996 c. 27.
1973 c. 18.
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
70     Page 27, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
70A     Page 27, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  The provisions in this Chapter override any provision of a pension arrangement to which they apply to the extent that the provisions of this Chapter conflict with them.")
 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
70B     Page 28, line 10, leave out ("or 25C") 
70C     Page 28, line 27, leave out ("or 25C") 
70D     Page 28, line 32, leave out ("or (3)") 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
70E     Page 29, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsections (2) and (3) above shall not prevent the court from assessing the percentage or amount to be transferred on the basis of the past service reserve, if in the circumstances of the case the court considers this to be appropriate.")
 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
70F     Page 30, line 22, at end insert ("(including medical evidence)") 
  
Clause 27
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
71     Page 31, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Following an award against a scheme member of one or more pension debit orders, the scheme member shall be entitled, within permitted contribution limits, to rebuild the pension rights foregone as a result of the order or orders.")
 
  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
71A     Page 31, line 42, leave out ("rights under the scheme become") and insert ("right to the pension becomes") 
71B     Page 31, line 44, leave out ("shall be") and insert ("is, subject to subsection (1A),") 
71C     Page 31, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  Where the earner is in pensionable service under the scheme on the day on which the order or provision on which the pension debit depends takes effect, his guaranteed minimum in relation to the scheme is reduced by an amount equal to the appropriate percentage of the corresponding qualifying benefit.
 
    (1B)  For the purposes of subsection (1A), the corresponding qualifying benefit is the guaranteed minimum taken for the purpose of calculating the cash equivalent by reference to which the amount of the pension debit is determined.")
 
71D     Page 32, line 1, leave out ("subsection (1)") and insert ("this section") 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
72     Page 33, line 40, leave out subsection (1) 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
72A     Page 105, line 2, at end insert (", and
    (c)  they are to be discharged by the trustees or managers of the scheme in a manner which they deem appropriate")
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 5 be the fifth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
73     Page 51, line 17, leave out subsection (1) 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
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 6 be the sixth Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Before Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
73A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Secretary of State shall by regulations establish a scheme to compensate persons who are widowed after 5th April 2000 and who have not been able to make alternative provision to make good the reduction in the additional pension then payable to them as a result of the enactment of section 19 of the Social Security Act 1986, because of the provision of inadequate or misleading information by the Department of Social Security.
 
    (2)  If no regulations are made under subsection (1) before 5th April 2000 then the Contributions and Benefits Act shall be amended in accordance with subsections (3) and (4).
 
    (3)  The following provisions shall cease to have effect--
    (a)  section 39(3);
    (b)  section 48C(3);
    (c)  section 51(3);
    (d)  in Schedule 5, paragraphs 4(3), 5A(3) and 6(4).
    (4)  The following words shall be omitted--
    (a)  in sections 48A(4)(b) and 48B(2)(b), "half of",
    (b)  in paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 5, "Where the husband dies before 6th April 2000",
    (c)  in paragraph 6(3) of that Schedule, "but before 6th April 2000".
    (5)  Regulations under this section shall be contained in a statutory instrument which shall be laid in draft before, and subject to approval by resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
Compensation scheme for widows and widowers not informed of prospective reduction in SERPS.
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
74     Page 54, line 16, after ("day") insert ("or a bereaved person aged between 60 and 64 when the spouse died") 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
75     Page 54, line 21, leave out ("and") and insert ("or
      (  )  that the person was of pensionable age and in receipt of income support; and")
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
76     Page 54, line 24, at end insert ("or was making voluntary contributions") 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
77     Page 54, leave out lines 25 to 28 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
78     Page 54, line 40, leave out ("the appointed day") and insert ("1st January 2014") 
79     Page 54, line 42, leave out ("that") and insert ("the appointed") 
80     Page 55, line 2, leave out ("person's spouse") and insert ("man's wife") 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
81     Page 55, line 21, after first ("the") insert ("surviving spouse or the") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
82     Page 55, line 23, after ("5") insert ("or was making voluntary contributions") 
  
BY THE BARONESS LOCKWOOD
THE BARONESS CRAWLEY
THE BARONESS PITKEATHLEY
THE LORD HASKEL
 
82A     Page 56, line 16, leave out ("pensionable age") and insert ("age 60, if the bereaved spouse is a woman, or age 65, if the bereaved spouse is a man,") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
83     Page 56, leave out lines 22 to 26 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
84     Page 56, line 22, leave out ("for not more than 26 weeks") and insert ("up to pensionable age") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
85     Page 56, line 23, leave out ("26 weeks") and insert ("two years") 
  
BY THE BARONESS LOCKWOOD
THE LORD HASKEL
THE BARONESS CRAWLEY
THE BARONESS PITKEATHLEY
 
86     Page 56, line 23, leave out ("26") and insert ("52") 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
87     Page 56, line 31, leave out from ("age") to end of line 34 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
88     Page 56, line 32, leave out ("26 weeks") and insert ("two years") 
  
BY THE BARONESS LOCKWOOD
THE LORD HASKEL
THE BARONESS CRAWLEY
THE BARONESS PITKEATHLEY
 
89     Page 56, line 32, leave out ("26") and insert ("52") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
90     Page 57, leave out lines 26 to 32 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
91     Page 57, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  The Secretary of State shall by regulations provide that £20 of the widowed parent's allowance to which a person is entitled be disregarded in calculating his entitlement to means tested benefits and shall increase this amount annually in line with the retail price index.")
 
 
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