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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.

  
After Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Section 150 of the Administration Act shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1), after "prices" insert "or earnings".
 
    (3)  In subsection (2)--
    (a)  for "Where it appears to the Secretary of State that the general level of prices" substitute "Where it appears to the Secretary of State that the general level of prices or earnings", and
    (b)  in subsection (2)(a) after "beginning" insert "and, in the case of the first of the sums specified in section 44(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act and the sum specified in column 3 of paragraph 5 of Part IV of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act, not less than the percentage by which the general level of earnings is greater at the end of the period than it was at the beginning".")
Uprating of benefits.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 44(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act, for £66.75 there shall be substituted £75.")Weekly rate of basic pension.
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 64, line 25, at end insert--
    ("(g)  for carrying out a full review of the effects of the interviews and decisions connected with them on specific groups of claimants, to ensure equality of treatment and consistency of standards and to disseminate examples of good practice, such review to--
          (i)  include consideration of the effects on those with disabilities, black and ethnic minorities, and those whose first language is not English, and
          (ii)  include consultation with relevant bodies to including the Disability Rights Commission, Commission for Racial Equality and organisations of, or representing people with mental health problems;
and to take place not less than one year and not more than two years after the day on which this Act is passed.")
 
 
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