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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 Supplement (a) to the Second Marshalled List of Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
 
124B*     Page 68, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Those persons entitled to severe disablement allowance at the time this provision comes into force shall receive incapacity benefit in place of that allowance, and shall continue to receive incapacity benefit subject to the normal conditions other than contribution conditions.")
 
  
Clause 62
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
125B*     Page 68, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 72(1)(a) of the Contributions and Benefits Act, there shall be inserted the following new qualifying conditions for the lower rate care component of disability living allowance--
          (iii)  he is a deaf person who has difficulty communicating with strangers, or is unable to communicate with other people without prescribed techical aids and equipment; or
          (iv)  he requires a special diet as may be prescribed in regulations; or
          (v)  he suffers from frequent incontinence; or"")
 
  
After Clause 62
 
  
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
127D*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". After section 76 of the Contributions and Benefits Act there is inserted--Deafblind link scheme.
 Deafblind link scheme 
 Deafblind link scheme.     76A.--(1) A person who has a combined sight and hearing impediment which is such as to make him unable to communicate or receive information, or virtually unable to do so, without assistance is entitled to receive deafblind link vouchers.
 
    (2)  A person is within subsection (1) if he is--
    (a)  both blind and deaf,
    (b)  partially blind and deaf,
    (c)  partially deaf and blind, or
    (d)  partially deaf and partially blind,
and he satisfies such other conditions as may be prescribed.
 
    (3)  A weekly rate of deafblind link vouchers shall be prescribed which is redeemable at a value at least equivalent to the highest rate of the care component of a disability living allowance.
 
    (4)  Regulations shall provide for deafblind link vouchers--
    (a)  to be issued to a person entitled to receive them at such periods as may be prescribed, and
    (b)  to be redeemable by a registered provider,
in respect of the supply of prescribed services.
 
    (5)  In this section--
    registered provider" means a person who provides services to persons within subsection (1) to enable them to communicate or receive information and who is for the time being listed on a register maintained by or under the direction of the Secretary of State, and
    prescribed services" is to be construed accordingly."")
 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
140A*     Page 77, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations made under this section shall not apply where a person provides services that relate to the production, storage or communication of information using computers or micro-electronics.")
 
 
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