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Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
185     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,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
186     Page 77, line 28, leave out ("a contract between the client and a third party,") and insert ("arrangements involving a third person (and not referable to any contract between the client and the worker),") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
187*     Page 77, line 29, at end insert ("and
    (c)  the client would have been liable to pay secondary class 1 contributions on any relevant payments on benefits if those services had been performed under a contract between the client and the worker,
such")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
188     Page 77, line 33, leave out from ("his") to end of line 34 
189     Page 77, leave out lines 35 to 39 and insert--
 
    ("(2)  For the purposes of this section--
    (a)  the intermediary" means--
          (i)  the third person mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above, or
          (ii)  where the third person does not have such a contractual or other relationship with the worker as may be specified, any other person who has both such a relationship with the worker and such a direct or indirect contractual or other relationship with the third person as may be specified; and
    (b)  a person may be the intermediary despite being--
          (i)  a person with whom the worker holds any office or employment, or
          (ii)  a body corporate, unincorporated body or partnership of which the worker is a member;
and subsection (1) above applies whether or not the client is a person with whom the worker holds any office or employment.")
 
190     Page 77, line 44, leave out ("relevant payments or benefits,") and insert ("the specified amount of relevant payments or benefits (the worker's "attributable earnings"),") 
191     Page 77, line 45, leave out ("client") and insert ("intermediary") 
192     Page 77, line 46, leave out ("client") and insert ("intermediary") 
193     Page 77, line 47, leave out from ("of") to end of line 2 on page 78 and insert ("the worker's attributable earnings;") 
194     Page 78, line 6, leave out from ("of") to ("period") in line 8 and insert ("the worker's attributable earnings for any specified") 
195     Page 78, line 9, at end insert--
    ("(  )  for aggregating any such amount, for purposes relating to contributions, with other earnings of the worker during any such period;
    (  )  for determining the date by which contributions payable in respect of the worker's attributable earnings are to be paid and accounted for;")
 
196     Page 78, line 20, leave out ("third party") and insert ("intermediary") 
197     Page 78, line 27, at end insert ("persons, whether--
          (i)")  
 
198     Page 78, line 30, after ("1988)") insert (", or
          (ii)  persons of any other specified description,")
 
199     Page 78, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations made in pursuance of subsection (3)(c) above may, in particular, make provision--
    (a)  for the making of a deduction of a specified amount in respect of general expenses of the intermediary as well as deductions in respect of particular expenses incurred by him;
    (b)  for securing reductions in the amount of the worker's attributable earnings on account of--
          (i)  any secondary Class 1 contributions already paid by the intermediary in respect of actual earnings of the worker, and
          (ii)  any such contributions that will be payable by him in respect of the worker's attributable earnings.")
 
200     Page 78, line 44, leave out from beginning to end of line 6 on page 79 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
201     Page 78, line 44, leave out from beginning to end of line 6 on page 79 and insert--
 
    ("(5)  Regulations under this section shall provide a right for the worker or the client to apply for a ruling from the Inland Revenue as to whether the relevant payments or benefits are to any extent to be treated as earnings paid to the worker in respect of an employed earner's employment of his.
 
    (5A)  If no ruling is given on an application under subsection (5) within 4 weeks after the Inland Revenue has been supplied with all relevant information which may be required under regulations, relevant payments or benefits shall not be treated as earnings paid to the worker in respect of an employed earner's employment of his between the end of that period and the giving of the ruling by the Inland Revenue.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
202     Page 79, line 18, leave out ("third party") and insert ("intermediary") 
203     Page 79, leave out lines 23 to 27 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE LORD HIGGINS
 
204     Leave out Clause 72 
  
Clause 76
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
205     Page 82, line 7, after ("State") insert ("or the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland") 
206     Page 82, line 12, after ("State;") insert--
    ("(  )  the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland;")
 
207     Page 82, line 13, leave out ("his") and insert ("either of them") 
  
Clause 79
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
208     Page 83, line 26, after ("orders") insert ("(other than orders under section 68(2))") 
209     Page 84, line 25, after (" 56") insert ("or 75") 
210     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.")
 
211     Page 84, line 31, leave out ("person") and insert ("authority") 
212     Page 84, line 32, leave out ("person") and insert ("authority") 
213     Page 84, line 33, leave out ("he, or they,") and insert ("the authority, or the authority and the Treasury,") 
  
Clause 80
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
214     Page 85, line 3, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
Schedule 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
215     Page 142, line 41, leave out from ("court") to ("make") in line 42 and insert ("shall not, in the same proceedings,") 
216     Page 142, line 44, leave out ("nor
    (b)") and insert--
        ("(5)  Where, as regards a pension arrangement, the parties to a marriage have in effect a qualifying agreement which contains a term relating to pension sharing, the court shall not--
      (a)  make an order under section 12A(2) or (3) of this Act; or
      (b)  make a pension sharing order,
    relating to the arrangement unless it also sets aside the agreement or term under section 16(1)(b) of this Act.
        (6)  The court shall not")
 
217     Page 143, line 2, at end insert--
        ("(7)  In subsection (5) above--
      (a)  term relating to pension sharing" shall be construed in accordance with section 16(2A) of this Act; and
      (b)  qualifying agreement" has the same meaning as in section 25(3) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999."")
 
218     Page 143, leave out lines 17 to 24 
219     Page 144, line 22, after ("or") insert ("sets aside or") 
220     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)".") 
221     Page 146, line 27, after ("paragraph") insert ("(a)") 
222     Page 147, line 34, after ("after") insert (""this") 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
223     Page 147, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("  .--(1)  Section 111 (voluntary contributions) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  After subsection (3), there is inserted--
        (4)  This section does not apply to a member who is a pension credit member."")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
224     Page 148, line 6, after ("Part") insert ("III or") 
225     Page 148, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("  . In section 183(3), for "and 97(1)" there is substituted ", 97(1) and 101I".")
 
226     Page 153, line 46, after ("(1)(a)") insert ("and") 
227     Page 153, line 46, leave out ("and (2C)(c)(i)") 
228     Page 155, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(17) At the end of Part I 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"."")
 
229     Page 155, line 26, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
230     Page 155, line 35, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
231     Page 155, line 43, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
232     Page 156, line 4, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
233     Page 156, line 19, after ("creditors") insert ("("the") 
234     Page 156, line 21, after ("of") insert ("the") 
235     Page 156, line 24, leave out ("does not represent excessive contributions") and insert ("is not recoverable") 
236     Page 156, line 27, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
237     Page 156, leave out lines 47 and 48 
238     Page 157, line 18, leave out ("on the debtor's estate") 
239     Page 157, line 21, leave out ("debtor") and insert ("transferee") 
240     Page 157, line 24, leave out ("debtor") and insert ("transferee") 
241     Page 157, line 31, leave out ("36C(1)") and insert ("36F(1)") 
242     Page 157, line 38, leave out ("lesser") and insert ("smallest") 
243     Page 157, line 40, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
244     Page 157, line 41, after ("contributions,") insert--
    ("(  ) so much (if any) of the amount of the unfair contributions (within the meaning given by section 36D(6)) as is not recoverable by way of an order under section 36A of this Act containing provision such as is mentioned in section 36B(1)(a),")
 
245     Page 157, line 47, leave out ("on the debtor's estate") 
246     Page 158, line 12, leave out ("on the debtor's estate") 
247     Page 159, line 23, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
248     Page 159, line 31, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
249     Page 159, line 35, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
250     Page 159, line 51, after ("creditors") insert ("("the") 
251     Page 160, line 2, after ("of") insert ("the") 
252     Page 160, line 5, leave out ("does not represent excessive contributions") and insert ("is not recoverable") 
253     Page 160, line 8, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
254     Page 161, line 24, leave out ("lesser") and insert ("smallest") 
255     Page 161, line 26, leave out ("represents excessive contributions") and insert ("is recoverable") 
256     Page 161, line 26, after ("contributions,") insert--
    ("(  ) so much (if any) of the amount of the unfair contributions (within the meaning given by section 342D(5)) as is not recoverable by way of an order under section 342A containing provision such as is mentioned in section 342B(1)(a),")
 
257     Page 163, line 27, leave out ("section 342C(7)") and insert ("sections 342C(7) and 342F(9)") 
258     Page 164, leave out line 22 and insert--
 
    ("77. The Administration Act has effect subject to the following amendments.
 
    77A. After section 140E insert--")
 
259     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;".")
 
260     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.")
 
261     Page 164, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("77B. In section 190 (Parliamentary control of orders and regulations), in subsection (1) (instruments subject to the affirmative procedure), before the "or" at the end of paragraph (a) insert--
      (aa)  the first regulations to be made under section 2A;"")
 
262     Page 165, line 27, at end insert-- 
 ("Social Security Act 1998 (c.14) 
     81.  In Schedule 2 to the Social Security Act 1998 (decisions against which no appeal lies), after paragraph 5 insert-- 
 Work-focused interviews 
 
        5A.  A decision terminating or reducing the amount of a person's benefit made in consequence of any decision made under regulations under section 2A of the Administration Act (work-focused interviews)."  ")
 
 
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