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Clause 71
 
  
    
 
141A     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
141B     Page 77, line 16, leave out from ("worker")") to ("and") in line 20 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
 
     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 LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
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.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
143ZA     Page 80, line 39, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  A person aggrieved by a determination of any prescribed description made under regulations under this section may appeal to such court or tribunal as may be prescribed; and the regulations may make provision as to the procedure to be followed in connection with appeals under this subsection.")
 
  
After Clause 74
 
  
    
 
143A     [Renumbered as amendment 128B] 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
143AA     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 63 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (adjudication of housing benefit) in subsection (3) for "reviews" substitute "appeals to social security appeal tribunals".")Housing benefit: appeals to social security appeal tribunals.
143AB     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A non-dependant deduction from housing benefit paid to a person shall not exceed half the rent liable to be paid by that person.
 
    (2)  A non-dependant deduction shall not be applied if applying that deduction would leave the non-dependant with an income below the level of income support to which he would be eligible.")
Housing benefit: limits to non-dependant deduction.
143AC     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 5 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (regulations about claims for and payment of benefit) at the end of subsection (1)(h) insert "and for requiring a request for information or evidence by the determining authority to be made in such a manner and within such a period as may be prescribed, not being more than seven days from the date on which the claim is received at the appropriate DSS office or the designated office whichever is the earlier."")Claims for and payment of benefit: information requested by determining authority.
  
Schedule 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
143AD     Page 138, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("10A. In section 172 (Assembly, etc. control of regulations and orders), in subsection (2)(c) for ", 153(2) or" there is substituted "or 153(2)".")
 
143AE     Page 139, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("15A.--(1) In section 116 (supply of information held by tax authorities for fraud prevention and verification), for subsection (1) there is substituted--
        (1)  This section applies--
      (a)  to information which is held--
            (i)  by the Inland Revenue, or
            (ii)  by a person providing services to the Inland Revenue, in connection with the provision of those services,
 
 
      but is not information to which section 115D above applies, and
 
 
      (b)  to information which is held--
            (i)  by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, or
            (ii)  by a person providing services to the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, in connection with the provision of those services."
 
     (2)  This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 1999 in place of that made by paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 5 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
 
    15B.--(1) In section 145 (adjustments between the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund and the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland)--
    (a)  in subsection (1)(a), sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) are omitted; and
    (b)  in subsection (3)(a), for "subsection (1)(a) and (b)" there is substituted "subsection (1)(b)".
S.I. 1999/671.
     (2)  These amendments shall be deemed to have come into force on 5th October 1999 in place of those made by paragraph 34 of Schedule 2 to the Tax Credits Act 1999.
 
    15C.--(1) In section 165 (regulations and orders - general), in subsection (9)(c), for "142(7), 145(4)" there is substituted "145(4)(a)".
1999 c. 10.
     (2)  This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 1999 in place of that made by paragraph 49(3) of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.")S.I. 1999/671.
143AF     Page 139, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("20A.--(1) In section 154 (disclosure of information between government departments, etc.), in subsection (5) after "Subsections (1) and (1A)" there is inserted "extend".
 
    (2)  This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 1999.")
 
143AG     Page 139, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("21A.--(1) In section 177 (orders and regulations - general provisions), for subsection (7) there is substituted--
        (7)  Any power conferred on the Secretary of State to make regulations or orders (other than an order under section 162) is exercisable by statutory instrument, and subsections (2) to (4) and section 178(1) apply to regulations or orders made in exercise of any such power of the Secretary of State as they apply to regulations made by the Department."
 
     (2)  This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st April 1999 in place of those made by paragraph 75(3) of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.")S.I. 1999/671.
143AH     Page 140, line 17, leave out ("paragraph 66(3) (which has not come into force) is omitted") and insert ("the following provisions are omitted, namely-- 
 
    (a)  paragraph 4(6) (which was superseded by paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999), and
    (b)  paragraph 66(3) (which has not come into force).")
S.I. 1999/671.
  
Clause 77
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 77 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 78
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
143B     Page 83, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A statutory instrument containing an order under section 23(3) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.")
 
 
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