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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 Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 2, line 4, leave out (", to pay commission") 
     Page 2, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The requirements to be prescribed under subsection (5) shall include a requirement that no commission shall be paid in connection with any person becoming a member of a stakeholder pension scheme.")
 
  
After Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Nothing in regulations made under section 1 shall prohibit the payment to stakeholder pension schemes of contributions up to the limit necessary to ensure that the scheme has tax-exemptions or tax-approval (within the meaning of the 1993 Act or the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993).
 
    (2)  Regulations made under section 1 shall permit any person to be a member of both a stakeholder pension scheme and of a personal pension scheme which has been approved under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 or an occupational pension scheme (within the meaning of the 1993 Act) which is a money purchase scheme (within the meaning of the 1993 Act) in respect of the same employment.
 
    (3)  If a person is a member both of a stakeholder pension scheme and of another scheme such as is mentioned in subsection (2), contributions may be paid in any year by or in respect of him--
    (a)  to the stakeholder scheme, not exceeding such amount as may be provided by regulations; and
    (b)  to the other scheme, not exceeding such amount as would be permissible if he were a member only of that scheme, less the amount of contributions paid by or in respect of him to the stakeholder scheme.
    (4)  The Secretary of State and the Board of Inland Revenue shall within twelve months of the coming into force of this section lay before each House of Parliament a report containing proposals for legislation to enable a person to be a member both of a stakeholder pension scheme and of an occupational pension scheme (within the meaning of the 1993 Act) which is not a money purchase scheme and which has tax-exemption or tax-approval (within the meaning of the 1993 Act).")
Additional contributions and dual membership.
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 58, line 39, leave out ("2000") and insert ("2010") 
  
After Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("(1)  After subsection (1) of section 113 of the Contributions and Benefits Act there shall be inserted--
        (1A)  Subsection (1) shall not disqualify a person absent from Great Britain from receiving a retirement pension under Part II of this Act."
    (2)  At the end of section 119 of the Contributions and Benefits Act there shall be added--
        (2)  No order made under this section may provide for any uprating under section 150 of the Administration Act of retirement pensions under Part II of this Act to be excluded or reduced by reason of the absence from Great Britain of the person entitled to the pension."")
Retirement pension of non-residents.
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Page 59, line 26, at end insert ("save where a person has a mental illness diagnosis".) 
  
BY THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     Page 59, line 26, at end insert ("save where a person has been an in-patient of a mental illness hospital within the previous three months") 
  
After Clause 66
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     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 72
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 77, line 22, leave out from ("worker")") to ("and") in line 26 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,") 
     Leave out Clause 72 
  
Clause 81
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 85, line 20, leave out from ("day") to end of line and insert ("specified in regulations") 
     Page 85, line 22, leave out from ("day") to end of line 23 and insert ("specified in regulations") 
     Page 85, line 25, leave out ("on which section 20 comes into force") and insert ("specified in regulations") 
  
Clause 84
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 86, line 24, leave out ("53,") 
     Page 86, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  Section 52 shall not come into force until after the Secretary of State has properly evaluated pilot schemes on work-focused interviews.
 
    (4B)  The evaluation under subsection (4A) shall include an assessment of the experience of those disentitled whether they be--
    (a)  employed,
    (b)  in hospital,
    (c)  in prison,
    (d)  unemployed,
information on whether they are disentitled to all or part of their benefits, and an assessment of the means of subsistence available to them and their subsequent condition.")
 
 
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