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Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.]

This is the Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 18th December 2000.

 
EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Social Security, will be published separately as HL Bill 10- 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 Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.] are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

Obtaining and sharing information
Clause 
1.Additional powers to obtain information.
2.Electronic access to information.
3.Arrangements for payments in respect of information.
4.Exchange of information with overseas authorities.
5.Exchange of information by authorities administering benefit.

Loss of benefit provisions
6.Loss of benefit for commission of benefit offences.
7.Effect of offence on joint-claim jobseeker's allowance.
8.Effect of offence on benefits for members of offender's family.
9.Power to supplement and mitigate loss of benefit provisions.
10.Loss of benefit regulations.
11.Consequential amendments.
12.Interpretation of sections 6 to 11.

Penalties as an alternative to prosecution
13.Delegation of functions.
14.Colluding employers.

Offences
15.Offence of failing to notify a change of circumstances.
16.Time limit for proceedings in Scotland.

Supplemental
17.Meaning of "the Administration Act".
18.Repeals.
19.Commencement.
20.Short title and extent.
 

SCHEDULE:-
    Repeals.-
 


 
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