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Amendments to the Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.]

Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 2, line 28, leave out ("particular") 
     Page 2, line 28, at end insert ("specified in the notice") 
     Page 2, line 28, at end insert--
    ("(  )  there are reasonable grounds for believing that the information is likely to be of substantial value (whether by itself or together with other material) to the inquiry and does not consist of or include items subject to legal privilege;")
 
     Page 3, line 21, at end insert--
        (""(5A)  A notice under this section shall contain sufficient information to allow the recipient of the notice to identify the subject of the inquiry.
        (5B)  Where that identifying information--
      (a)  identifies a person in the recipient's records, that person shall be treated by the recipient as the subject of the inquiry, and provision of information relating to that person shall discharge the obligation in subsection (3) above; and
      (b)  does not identify any person in the recipient's records, the recipient's advice of non-identification shall discharge the obligation in subsection (3) above."")
 
     Page 3, line 42, after ("cheque;") insert--
    ("items subject to legal privilege means--
          (a)  communication between a professional legal adviser and his client; or
          (b)  communications made in connection with or in contemplation of legal proceedings, being communications which would in legal proceedings be protected from disclosure by virtue of any rule of law relating to confidentiality of communications;")
 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 5, line 9, leave out ("particular") and insert ("specified") 
     Page 6, line 7, leave out ("particular") and insert ("specified") 
     Page 7, line 9, after ("refuses") insert (", without reasonable excuse,") 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 8, line 21, leave out ("it appears to the Secretary of State") and insert ("the Secretary of State is satisfied") 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 10, line 19, leave out ("was convicted of") and insert ("committed") 
     Page 12, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  in Scotland, reference to a conviction shall not include situations where a person has been found guilty of a benefit offence but has been made the subject of a probation order or discharged absolutely by the court")
 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
     Page 17, line 38, at end insert ("in England and Wales or to the procurator fiscal in Scotland") 
     Page 18, line 12, after ("authority") insert ("in England and Wales or the procurator fiscal in Scotland") 
     Page 18, line 18, after ("authority") insert ("in England and Wales or the procurator fiscal in Scotland") 
     Page 19, line 4, after ("authority") insert ("in England and Wales or the procurator fiscal in Scotland") 
 
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