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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 Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
THE LORD HIGGINS
 
     Page 60, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  At the conclusion of the two year period, the surviving spouse shall be entitled to an allowance, based on the contribution record of the deceased spouse (subject to the conditions in subsections (4) and (5) below), until he or she attains pension age or dies, whichever happens first.")
 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
THE LORD HIGGINS
 
     Page 63, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  Regulations under this section may not impose any condition or requirement in respect of a person who--
    (a)  is in receipt of disability living allowance or attendance allowance;
    (b)  has caring commitments of 35 hours per week or more; or
    (c)  is in receipt of widow's and bereavement benefits falling within section 20(1)(e) and (ea) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (other than a bereavement payment);
but may make provision for a person who falls within paragraph (a), (b) or (c) to be invited to take part in a work-focused interview on a voluntary basis.")
 
  
Clause 61
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 70, line 16, leave out from ("assessment") to the end of line 20 and insert ("as an examination conducted by a medical doctor who shall adjudge whether the claimant is incapable of work;") 
  
Clause 85
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 86, line 28, leave out from ("70") to end of line 
     Page 87, line 11, leave out from ("71") to first ("and") in line 12 
 
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