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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

  


COMMONS REASONS

 

[The page and line refer to HL Bill 54 as first printed for the Lords.]

Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 17
 
     Page 34, line 22, at end insert--
 
    (""(4B) The regulations shall be based on the presumption that claimants have received incorrect or incomplete information unless the Secretary of State provides proof that the information the claimant received was correct and complete."")
 
    The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason--
 
17A     Because it would involve charges on public funds, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient. 
  
After Clause 41
 
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 18
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  A person shall be able to hold both a stakeholder pension and an occupational pension concurrently and without financial penalty.")
 
    The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason--
 
18A     Because it would involve charges on public funds, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient.Concurrent holding of pensions.
  
Clause 60
 
  
LORDS AMENDMENT No. 26
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("CHAPTER IV 
 WAR WIDOWS' PENSIONs 
     .--(1)  The Secretary of State shall review the operation of this section when--
    (a)  a report on the armed forces pension scheme has been laid before Parliament by the Secretary of State for Defence; and
    (b)  the results of any public consultation upon a report as cited in paragraph (a) above have been published;
and a report of any review carried out under this section shall be laid before Parliament.
 
    (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a widow in receipt of a widow's pension under any of the enactments mentioned in subsection (4) ("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 widows' pensions--entitlement.
     (3)  Subsection (2) 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).
 
    (4)  The enactments referred to in subsection (2) 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.")
    The Commons disagree to this Amendment for the following Reason--
1969 c. 65.
26A     Because it would involve charges on public funds, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient. 
  
 
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