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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill

  
After Clause 18
 
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 20
BY THE BARONESS STRANGE
 
     The Baroness Strange to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment No. 20 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason numbered 20A, but do propose the following amendment in lieu thereof-- 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (" .--(1) Subject to subsection (2), a widow in receipt of a widow's pension under any of the enactments mentioned in subsection (3) ("the DSS pension") and in receipt of a pension paid under the Armed Forces Pension scheme shall on remarriage or when living together as husband and wife with a member of the opposite sex only retain the Forces Family Pension (attributable).War pensions for widows: entitlement.
     (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a widow in receipt of a basic pension under section 44 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; and a widow in receipt of such a pension who has remarried or is living together as husband and wife with a member of the opposite sex may not retain the Forces Family Pension (attributable).
 
    (3)  The enactments referred to in subsection (1) are--
1992 c. 4.
 
    (a)  the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983, and any order re-enacting the provisions of that order,
S.I. 1983/883.
 
    (b)  the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983, and any subsequent scheme made under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939,
S.I. 1983/686.
1939 c. 82.
 
    (c)  any scheme made under the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939 or the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 applying the provisions of any such order as is referred to in paragraph (a),
1939 c. 83.
1947 c. 19.
 
    (d)  the order made under section 1(5) of the Ulster Defence Regiment Act 1969 concerning pensions and other grants in respect of disablement or death due to service in the Ulster Defence Regiment.")
 
  
Clause 57
1969 c. 65.
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 42
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     The Lord Ashley of Stoke to move, That this House--
    (a)  do not insist on its Amendment 42 to which the Commons have disagreed,
    (b)  do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 42B to the words so restored to the Bill, but
    (c)  do disagree with the Commons in their Amendment 42A to the words so restored to the Bill and do propose the following amendment in lieu thereof to the words so restored to the Bill--
 
     Page 66, line 4, leave out ("two") and insert ("seven") 
  
Clause 58
 
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 43
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     The Lord Ashley of Stoke to move, That this House--
    (a)  do not insist on its Amendment 43 to which the Commons have disagreed,
    (b)  do agree with the Commons in their Amendments 43B and 43C to the words so restored to the Bill, and
    (c)  do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 43A to the words so restored to the Bill with the following amendments--
 
     Line 12, leave out ("50 per cent.") and insert ("the standard rate percentage of income tax") 
     Line 15, leave out ("£85") and insert ("the level of the Disability Income Guarantee") 
  
Clause 60
 
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 46
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     The Lord Ashley of Stoke to move, That this House do not insist on its Amendment 46 to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason numbered 46A, but do propose the following amendments in lieu thereof-- 
  
Clause 59
 
     Page 67, line 32, leave out ("each of") 
     Page 67, line 33, after ("(2A)") insert (", (2B) or (2C)") 
     Page 67, line 43, leave out ("mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above") and insert ("in this subsection") 
     Page 68, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(2B)  The conditions in this subsection are that throughout one of the last two complete tax years before the relevant benefit year he has been--
    (a)  in receipt of invalid care allowance, or
    (b)  within the meaning of regulations, precluded from employment by responsibilities at home,
and in either case suffers from loss of physical or mental faculty such that the extent of the resulting disablement amounts to not less than 80 per cent.
 
    (2C)  The condition in this subsection is that--
    (a)  for at least 25 weeks of the last two complete years before the beginning of the relevant benefit year he has been in receipt of disabled person's tax credit or disability working allowance;
    (b)  on the relevant day he satisfies the prescribed conditions as to residence in Great Britain, or as to presence there; and
    (c)  he is not, on that day, a person who is receiving full-time education."")
 
 
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