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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 Marshalled List of Amendments to the Social Security Fraud Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
1     Page 2, line 21, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Requests from a fraud inspector in a local authority for an authorised officer to obtain information from any of the bodies listed above shall be made through a central organisation.")
 
2     Page 2, line 21, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Requests for information from authorised officers in regional offices of the Department of Social Security shall be made to any of the bodies listed above through a central organisation.")
 
3*     Page 2, line 27, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Prior to the exercise of the power conferred on an authorised officer to obtain information under this section, that officer shall obtain in writing the consent to carry out an investigation.
        (  )  Consent shall be obtained from an official of seniority of `higher executive officer', or above, from the relevant department.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HOLLIS OF HEIGHAM
 
4     Page 3, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For subsection (5) of that section (protection from self incrimination) there shall be substituted--
        (5)  No one shall be required under this section to provide--
      (a)  any information that tends to incriminate either himself or, in the case of a person who is married, his spouse; or
      (b)  any information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege or, in Scotland, confidentiality as between client and professional legal adviser, would be successful in any proceedings;
    and for the purposes of this subsection it is immaterial whether the information is in documentary form or not."")
 
5     Page 3, line 19, leave out ("subsection (5) of that section") and insert ("that subsection") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD HIGGINS
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
 
6     Page 7, line 13, after ("practice") insert ("covering--
    (a)  benefits administered by the Department of Social Security, and
    (b)  benefits administered by local authorities.
    (  )  The codes of conduct shall relate")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
7     Page 11, line 26, leave out ("shall") and insert ("may") 
8     Page 13, line 11, leave out from second ("references") to ("to") in line 13 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
 
9     Page 17, line 33, leave out (", credit or loan") and insert ("or credit") 
 
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