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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 Marshalled List of Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
1     Page 23, line 7, leave out ("10") and insert ("10(1)") 
  
After Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
2     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("AGE ADDITION> 
     .  For section 79 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 there shall be substituted--Age addition.
 Age addition.     79.--(1)  A person who is above the age of 75 and who is entitled to a retirement pension of any category shall be entitled to an increase of the pension to be known as the "age addition".
 
    (2)  A person who is in receipt of a pension or allowance payable by the Secretary of State by virtue of any enactment or instrument (whether passed or made before or after this Act is passed), and who--
    (a)  is above the age of 75, and
    (b)  fulfils such other conditions as may be prescribed,
shall be entitled to an increase of the pension or allowance, also to be known as the "age addition".
 
    (3)  A person who is above the age of 80 and is in receipt of age addition shall be entitled to an increase in the age addition, to be known as the "further age addition".
 
    (4)  Age addition and further age addition shall be payable for the life of the person entitled, at weekly rates to be determined by the Secretary of State in regulations."")
 
  
Before Clause 36
 
  
BY THE BARONESS CASTLE OF BLACKBURN
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
 
3     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Government Actuary or the Deputy Government Actuary shall report to the Secretary of State his opinion on the effect on the level of the National Insurance Fund, and the effect which might be expected on the rates of contributions, in each year up to and including 2005-06 of annual increases in the basic pension by the percentage increase in the general level of earnings; and the Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report before Parliament.")Report on cost of pension uprating in line with general earnings level.
  
After Clause 42
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
4     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall make regulations to ensure full transferability on a present value basis between all state pension schemes for all members.")Transferability of state pensions.
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
5     Page 51, line 42, at end insert ("or
    (c)  the Authority has made an order under section 11")
 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
6     Leave out Clause 53 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
7     Leave out Clause 54 
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
8     Page 59, line 1, at beginning insert ("Except so far as regulations otherwise provide,") 
9     Page 59, line 12, at beginning insert ("Except so far as regulations otherwise provide,") 
10     Page 59, line 27, leave out ("on or after the day of the passing") and insert ("after the coming into force of section 55") 
11     Page 59, line 35, leave out ("on or after the day of the passing") and insert ("after the coming into force of section 55") 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
THE LORD WINDLESHAM
 
12*     Page 64, line 45, after ("failed") insert ("without reasonable excuse") 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
13     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") 
14     Page 65, line 7, leave out ("shall not be payable") and insert ("may be reduced by an amount not exceeding 20 per cent.) 
15     Page 65, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The prescribed period shall not exceed four weeks.")
 
16     Page 65, line 19, leave out ("rate of the allowance were") and insert ("allowance may be reduced by an amount not greater than") 
17     Page 65, line 24, leave out paragraph (c) 
18     Page 65, line 29, leave out ("such extent (if any) as") and insert ("an extent not less than that which") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
THE LORD WINDLESHAM
 
19*     Page 65, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  Where the determination by a court that was made in the offender's case is quashed or otherwise set aside by the decision of that or any other court, all such payments and other adjustments shall be made in his case as would be necessary if the restrictions imposed by or under this section in respect of that determination had not been imposed.")
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
20     Page 65, line 31, leave out ("twenty-six") and insert ("four") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
THE LORD WINDLESHAM
 
21*     Page 65, line 32, leave out subsection (7) 
22*     Page 66, line 23, leave out ("for paragraph (b)") and insert ("after the word "excuse" insert "(or, in the case of a probation order, failed)";
    (  )  for paragraph (b) of that subsection")
 
  
Clause 64
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
THE LORD WINDLESHAM
 
23*     Page 67, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  Subsection (5A) of section 63 shall apply for the purposes of this section in relation to any determination relating to one or both members of the joint-claim couple as it applies for the purposes of that section in relation to the determination relating to the offender.")
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
24     Page 67, line 33, leave out ("twenty-six") and insert ("four") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
THE LORD WINDLESHAM
 
25*     Page 67, line 34, leave out subsection (7) 
  
Clause 65
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
THE LORD WINDLESHAM
 
26*     Page 68, line 4, at end insert--
    ("(  )  of the laying by a person employed or appointed by a probation committee of any information that a person has failed to comply with the requirements of a relevant community order;")
 
27*     Page 68, line 7, at end insert ("and
    (  )  of any circumstances by virtue of which any payment or adjustment might fall to be made by virtue of section 63(5A) or 64(5A)")
 
28*     Page 68, line 9, after ("any") insert ("proceedings are commenced that could result in a") 
29*     Page 68, line 10, leave out ("has been made") 
30*     Page 68, line 12, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the commencement of the proceedings;")
 
31*     Page 68, line 13, leave out ("the determination") and insert ("any such determination made in the proceedings") 
32*     Page 68, line 14, at end insert ("and
    (  )  any circumstances by virtue of which any payment or adjustment might fall to be made by virtue of section 63(5A) or 64(5A)")
 
33*     Page 68, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  Where it appears to the Secretary of State that--
    (a)  the laying of any information that has been laid in England and Wales, or
    (b)  the commencement of any proceedings that have been commenced in Scotland,
could result in a determination the making of which would result in the imposition by or under one or both of sections 63 and 64 of any restrictions, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to notify the person in whose case those restrictions would be imposed, or (as the case may be) the members of any joint-claim couple in whose case they would be imposed, of the consequences under those sections of such a determination in the case of that person, or couple.
 
    (3B)  A notification required to be given by the Secretary of State under subsection (3A) must be given as soon as reasonably practicable after it first appears to the Secretary of State as mentioned in that subsection.")
 
34*     Page 68, line 15, leave out subsection (4) 
35*     Page 69, line 4, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  For the purposes of this section proceedings that could result in such a determination as is mentioned in subsection (3) are commenced in Scotland when, and only when, a warrant to arrest the offender or to cite the offender to appear before a court is issued under section 232(1) or 239(4) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.")1995 c. 46.
 
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