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Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 124, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 8 (attendance, information and evidence)--
    (a)  in subsection (1)(a) (power of Secretary of State to specify place and time for claimant to attend), for "the Secretary of State" substitute "an employment officer"; and
    (b)  at the end add--
        (3)  In subsection (1) "employment officer" means an officer of the Secretary of State or such other person as may be designated for the purposes of that subsection by an order made by the Secretary of State."")
 
     Page 124, line 35, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In section 36(1) (orders to be made by statutory instrument unless made under specified provision), after "section" insert "8(3),".")
 
     Page 125, line 21, at end insert-- 
 ("ADMINISTRATION OF BENEFITs 
     .--(1) In each of the provisions of the Administration Act to which this paragraph applies--
    (a)  any reference to a person authorised to exercise any function of a relevant authority relating to housing benefit or council tax benefit shall include a reference to a person providing services to a relevant authority which relate to such a benefit; and
    (b)  any reference to the exercise of any function relating to such a benefit shall include a reference to the provision of any services so relating.
    (2)  This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the Administration Act--
    (a)  section 110A (appointment of inspectors by authorities administering housing benefit or council tax benefit);
    (b)  sections 122C, 122D and 122E (supply of information in connection with administration of housing benefit or council tax benefit);
    (c)  section 126A (power to require information from landlords etc. in connection with claims for housing benefit);
    (d)  section 182B (information about redirection of post); and
    (e)  Schedule 4 (persons covered by offence relating to unauthorised disclosures).
    (3)  In this paragraph "relevant authority" means an authority administering housing benefit or council tax benefit.")
 
     Page 125, leave out lines 22 to 28 
  
Clause 67
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 72, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  Regulations under this section may make different provision for different areas.
 
    (3B)  Regulations under any other enactment may make such different provision for different areas as appears to the Secretary of State expedient in connection with any exercise by regulations under this section of the power conferred by subsection (3A) above.")
 
  
Clause 68
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 73, line 35, after ("to") insert (", or designated for the purposes of this section by an order of,") 
  
Clause 79
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 83, line 26, after ("orders") insert ("(other than orders under section 68(2))") 
     Page 84, line 25, after (" 56") insert ("or 75") 
     Page 84, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Without prejudice to the generality of any of the preceding provisions of this section, regulations under section 56 or 68 may provide for all or any of the provisions of the regulations to apply only in relation to any area or areas specified in the regulations.")
 
     Page 84, line 31, leave out ("person") and insert ("authority") 
     Page 84, line 32, leave out ("person") and insert ("authority") 
     Page 84, line 33, leave out ("he, or they,") and insert ("the authority, or the authority and the Treasury,") 
  
Schedule 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 143, leave out lines 17 to 24 
     Page 145, line 26, at end insert-- 
 ("Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1) 
     12A. In section 659D(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, for "24(1)" there is substituted "25(1)".") 
     Page 146, line 27, after ("paragraph") insert ("(a)") 
     Page 147, line 34, leave out (""section"") and insert (""this section"") 
     Page 148, line 6, after ("Part") insert ("III or") 
     Page 148, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("  . In section 183(3), for "and 97(1)" there is substituted ", 97(1) and 101I".")
 
     Page 153, line 46, after ("(1)(a)") insert ("and") 
     Page 153, line 46, leave out ("and (2C)(c)(i)") 
     Page 155, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("64A. At the end insert--
 
 The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 
 
        43A. In section (Charges by pension arrangements in relation to earmarking orders) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (charges by pension arrangements in relation to earmarking orders), for "section 23" substitute "section 22A or 23"."")
 
     Page 164, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("77AA. In section 170(5) (enactments conferring functions in respect of which Social Security Advisory Committee is to advise)--
    (a)  in the definition of "the relevant enactments", after paragraph (ad) insert--
      (ae)  sections 56, 68 and 75 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;"; and
    (b)  in the definition of "the relevant Northern Ireland enactments", after paragraph (ad) insert--
      (ae)  any provisions in Northern Ireland which correspond to sections 56, 68 and 75 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;".")
 
     Page 164, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("77AAA. In section 189 (regulations and orders--general), after subsection (7) insert--
        (7A)  Without prejudice to the generality of any of the preceding provisions of this section, regulations under any of sections 2A to 2C and 7A above may provide for all or any of the provisions of the regulations to apply only in relation to any area or areas specified in the regulations.")
 
  
Schedule 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 167, line 5, column 3, insert-- 
  ("Section 12A(8)(b).")
 
     Page 167, line 18, at end insert-- 
  ("In Schedule 3, paragraph 45(a).")
 
  
Clause 84
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 86, line 28, leave out ("paragraph") and insert ("paragraphs 12A and") 
     Page 86, line 28, leave out ("paragraph 77") and insert ("paragraphs 77 to 77B and 81") 
  
Clause 85
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 87, line 19, at end insert--
    ("(  ) sections (Supply of pension information in connection with divorce etc.), (Charges by pension arrangements in relation to earmarking orders) and (Interpretation of Part III);")
 
     Page 87, line 27, after ("61") insert (", 64A") 
     Page 87, line 27, leave out ("and 74 to 77") and insert (", 74 to 77A, 77AAA, 77B and 81") 
     Page 87, line 41, after ("paragraphs") insert ("12A and") 
     Page 87, line 41, after ("73") insert ("and 77AA") 
  
Clause 86
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
     Page 88, line 22, at end insert-- 
 
        ("(  )  For the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998, the following provisions shall be taken to be pre-commencement enactments within the meaning of that Act--
      (a)  paragraphs 8(3) and (4) and 10 of Schedule 12; and
      (b)  so far as relating to those provisions, sections 79, 80(1) and 84(1) and (5).")
 1998 c. 46.
 
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