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LORDS AMENDMENT

43Clause 58, leave out Clause 58.
The Commons disagreed to Amendment No. 43 but proposed the following amendments to the words so restored to the Bill--
43APage 66, line 27, leave out from ("(1)") to end of line 42 and insert ("Where--
(a) a person is entitled to incapacity benefit in respect of any period of a week or part of a week,
(b) a pension payment is payable to him in respect of that period (or a period which forms part of that period or includes that period or part of it), and
(c) the amount of that payment (or, as the case may be, the amount which in accordance with regulations is to be taken as payable to him by way of pension payments in respect of that period) exceeds the threshold,
the amount of that benefit shall be reduced by an amount equal to 50 per cent. of that excess.
(1A) In subsection (1) above "the threshold" means--
(a) if the period in question is a week, £85 or such greater amount as may be prescribed; or
(b) if that period is not a week, such proportion of the amount mentioned in paragraph (a) as falls to be calculated in accordance with regulations on such basis as may be prescribed.
(1B) Regulations may secure that a person of any prescribed description does not suffer any reduction under subsection (1) in any amount of incapacity benefit to which he is entitled.
(2) Regulations may provide--
( ) for sums of any specified description to be disregarded for the purposes of this section;").
43BPage 67, line 1, after ("for") insert ("the aggregation of").
43CPage 67, line 3, after ("payable)") insert ("in respect of the same or different periods;
( ) for such sums or aggregate sums")
LORDS AMENDMENT TO COMMONS AMENDMENT NO. 43A

43ELine 12, leave out ("50 per cent.") and insert ("the standard rate percentage of income tax").
COMMONS REASONS

The Commons disagreed to Amendment No. 43E for the following reason--
43GBecause it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further reason, trusting that this reason may be deemed sufficient.

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Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I beg to move that the House do not insist on their Amendment No. 43E to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 43G.

Moved, That the House do not insist on their Amendment No. 43E to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 43G.--(Baroness Hollis of Heigham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

[Motion No. 43J not moved.]

LORDS AMENDMENT TO COMMONS AMENDMENT NO. 43A

43FLine 15, leave out ("£85") and insert ("the level of the Disability Income Guarantee")
COMMONS REASON

The Commons disagreed to Amendment No. 43F for the following reason--
43HBecause it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further reason, trusting that this reason may be deemed sufficient.

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I beg to move that the House do not insist on their Amendment No. 43F to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 43H.

Moved, That the House do not insist on their Amendment No. 43F to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 43H.--(Baroness Hollis of Heigham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Food Standards Bill

Returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

Greater London Authority Bill

Returned from the Commons earlier this day with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement; with an amendment disagreed to but with an amendment proposed in lieu thereof; with further amendments agreed to with amendments and with consequential amendments to the Bill; and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons amendments and reasons ordered to be printed pursuant to Standing Order 50.

        House adjourned at eighteen minutes past ten o'clock.


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