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Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill

This is the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill, as passed by the House of Commons and introduced in the House of Lords on 5th April 2000.

 
EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Social Security, are published separately as HL Bill 54- EN.


EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Baroness Hollis of Heigham has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
CHILD SUPPORT
Maintenance calculations and interim and default maintenance decisions
Clause 
1.Maintenance calculations and terminology.
2.Applications under section 4 of the Child Support Act 1991.
3.Applications by persons claiming or receiving benefit.
4.Default and interim maintenance decisions.

Applications for a variation
5.Departure from usual rules for calculating maintenance.
6.Applications for a variation: further provisions.
7.Variations: revision and supersession.

Revision and supersession of decisions
8.Revision of decisions.
9.Decisions superseding earlier decisions.

Appeals
10.Appeals to appeal tribunals.
11.Redetermination of appeals.

Information
12.Information required by Secretary of State.
13.Information- offences.
14.Inspectors.

Parentage
15.Presumption of parentage in child support cases.

Disqualification from driving
16.Disqualification from driving.
17.Civil imprisonment: Scotland.

Financial penalties
18.Financial penalties.
19.Reduced benefit decisions.

Miscellaneous
20.Voluntary payments.
21.Recovery of child support maintenance by deduction from benefit.
22.Jurisdiction.
23.Abolition of the child maintenance bonus.
24.Periodical reviews.
25.Regulations.
26.Amendments.
27.Temporary compensation payment scheme.
28.Pilot schemes.
29.Interpretation, transitional provisions, savings, etc.

PART II
PENSIONS
CHAPTER I
STATE PENSIONS
State second pension
30.Earnings from which pension derived.
31.Calculation.
32.Calculation of Category B retirement pension.
33.Revaluation.
34.Report of Government Actuary: rebates etc.
35.Supplementary.

Earnings factors
36.Revaluation of earnings factors.
37.Modification of earnings factors.

Preservation of rights in respect of additional pensions
38.Preservation of rights in respect of additional pensions.

Other provisions
39.Home responsibilities protection.
40.Sharing of state scheme rights.
41.Disclosure of state pension information.

CHAPTER II
OCCUPATIONAL AND PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMES
Selection of trustees and of directors of corporate trustees
42.Member-nominated trustees.
43.Corporate trustees.
44.Employer's proposals for selection of trustees or directors.
45.Non-compliance in relation to arrangements or proposals.

Winding-up of schemes
46.Information to be given to the Authority.
47.Modification of scheme to secure winding-up.
48.Reports about winding-up.
49.Directions for facilitating winding-up.

Other provisions
50.Restriction on index-linking where annuity tied to investments.
51.Information for members of schemes etc.
52.Jurisdiction of the Pensions Ombudsman.
53.Investigations by the Pensions Ombudsman.
54.Prohibition on different rules for overseas residents etc.
55.Miscellaneous amendments and alternative to anti-franking rules.

CHAPTER III
WAR PENSIONS
56.Rights of appeal.
57.Time limit for appeals.
58.Matters relevant on appeal to Pensions Appeal Tribunal.
59.Constitution and procedure of Pensions Appeal Tribunals.
60.Composition of central advisory committee.

PART III
SOCIAL SECURITY
Loss of benefit
61.Loss of benefit for breach of community order.
62.Loss of joint-claim jobseeker's allowance.
63.Information provision.
64.Loss of benefit regulations.
65.Appeals relating to loss of benefit.

Investigation powers
66.Investigation powers.

Housing benefit and council tax benefit etc.
67.Housing benefit and council tax benefit: revisions and appeals.
68.Discretionary financial assistance with housing.
69.Grants towards cost of discretionary housing payments.
70.Recovery of housing benefit.

Child benefit
71.Child benefit disregards.

Social Security Advisory Committee
72.Social Security Advisory Committee.

PART IV
NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS
73.Contributions in respect of benefits in kind: Great Britain.
74.Third party providers of benefits in kind: Great Britain.
75.Collection etc. of NICs: Great Britain.
76.Contributions in respect of benefits in kind: Northern Ireland.
77.Third party providers of benefits in kind: Northern Ireland.
78.Collection etc. of NICs: Northern Ireland.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL
Miscellaneous
79.Tests for determining parentage.
80.Declarations of status.

Supplemental
81.Expenses.
82.Repeals.
83.Commencement and transitional provisions.
84.Short title and extent.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Substituted Part I of Schedule 1 to the Child Support Act 1991.
    Schedule 2-Substituted Schedules 4A and 4B to the 1991 Act.
    Part I-Substituted Schedule 4A.
    Part II-Substituted Schedule 4B.
    Schedule 3-Amendment of enactments relating to child support.
    Schedule 4-Additional pension.
    Part I-The amount.
    Part II-Surplus earnings factor.
    Part III-Contracted-out employment etc.
    Part IV-Other cases.
    Schedule 5-Pensions: miscellaneous amendments and alternative to anti-franking rules.
    Part I-Miscellaneous amendments.
    Part II-Alternative to anti-franking rules.
    Schedule 6-Social security investigation powers.
    Schedule 7-Housing benefit and council tax benefit: revisions and appeals.
    Schedule 8-Declarations of status: consequential amendments.
    Schedule 9-Repeals and revocations.
    Part I-Child support.
    Part II-State pensions.
    Part III-Occupational and personal pension schemes.
    Part IV-War pensions.
    Part V-Loss of benefit.
    Part VI-Investigation powers.
    Part VII-Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.
    Part VIII-NICs in respect of benefits in kind.
    Part IX-Tests for determining parentage and declarations of status.
 


 
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