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Amendments to the Social Security Fraud Bill

Social Security Fraud Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (a) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Social Security Fraud Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
5A*     Page 2, line 29, at end insert ("and shall be exercisable only if 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") 
20A*     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
 
21A*     Page 7, line 9, after ("refuses") insert ("without reasonable excuse") 
  
After Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
28A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State, or the relevant Minister, shall revise and review the current documentation for an application to be made for housing benefit to ensure that the information provided will facilitate any inquiry to detect fraud, and following consultation with such relevant bodies as he thinks fit, issue a draft document which shall be used by each relevant administering authority.")Housing benefit documentation.
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
34A*     Page 12, line 24, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  in its application to 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")
 
 
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