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Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Page 65, line 7, leave out from ("(5),") to end of line 8 and insert ("the court may impose a loss of benefit at a rate not greater than the prescribed amount, and for a period not exceeding the prescribed period") 
     Page 65, line 7, leave out ("shall not be payable") and insert ("may be reduced by an amount not exceeding 20 per cent.) 
     Page 65, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The prescribed period shall not exceed four weeks.")
 
     Page 65, line 19, leave out ("rate of the allowance were") and insert ("allowance may be reduced by an amount not greater than") 
     Page 65, line 24, leave out paragraph (c) 
     Page 65, line 31, leave out ("twenty-six") and insert ("four") 
  
Clause 64
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Page 67, line 33, leave out ("twenty-six") and insert ("four") 
  
After Clause 72
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Regulations 3, 4 and 5 of the Housing Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1996 (the "amending regulations") are hereby revoked, and in consequence thereof Regulations 10, 11 and 12A of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987 shall have effect as if the amendments contained in the amending regulations had not been made.")Benefits payable to certain single claimants under the age of 25.
  
After Clause 74
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("PART IIIA 
 PENSIONS AND BENEFITS: MINIMUM LEVEL OF INCOMe 
     .  When determining the level of social security pensions and benefits the Secretary of State shall have regard to the minimum level of income necessary to maintain good health and cover essential needs.")Level of pensions and benefits.
  
Clause 87
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Page 95, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  But no order may be made to appoint a day for sections 63 to 67 to come into force nationwide until pilot studies have reported the conviction rate among those so disentitled to benefit, the means of subsistence available to those so disentitled and to their families, and the incidence of homelessness and serious illness among those so disentitled.
 
    (  )  The pilots shall include a health impact assessment of the measures; and when such information is available, an order appointing a day for those sections to come into force nationwide shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
     Page 97, line 37, leave out from ("less") to end of line 41 
     Page 98, line 2, leave out from ("force") to end of line 4 
 
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