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

Here you can browse the Supplement (b) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 28
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 31, line 42, leave out ("rights under the scheme become") and insert ("right to the pension becomes") 
     Page 31, line 44, leave out ("shall be") and insert ("is, subject to subsection (1A),") 
     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.")
 
     Page 32, line 1, leave out ("subsection (1)") and insert ("this section") 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
 
     Page 58, line 25, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (7A),") 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
[In substitution for Amendment 92]
 
     Page 58, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(7A)  In specified cases, regulations shall prescribe higher proportions than that specified in subsection (7), up to the full amount which would otherwise have been payable.
 
    (7B)  Regulations made under subsection (7A) 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 66
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 72, leave out line 37 and insert ("the Child Support Act 1991 for a maintenance assessment)")1991 c. 48.
  
After Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  When determining levels of social security benefits and pensions, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the minimum level of income necessary to maintain good health and cover essential needs.
 
    (2)  In considering the minimum level of income in subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall take into consideration the need to--
    (a)  combat social exclusion,
    (b)  maintain satisfactory standards of child development, and
    (c)  ensure respect for human dignity.")
Secretary of State to have regard to income necessary for good health.
  
Clause 78
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     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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