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Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill


 

Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill

 
 

[The Speaker of the House of Commons has certified this Bill as a Money

Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.]

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Treasury, are published separately as

HL Bill 30—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Sassoon has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human

Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant

Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

 

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Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant

 

Bill

 

 
 

Contents

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Removal of eligibility for child trust fund

2   

Repeal of Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009

3   

Removal of entitlement to health in pregnancy grant

4   

Short title, commencement and extent

 

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Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill

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A

Bill

To

Make provision about eligibility for a child trust fund; to repeal the Saving

Gateway Accounts Act 2009; to make provision about entitlement to health in

pregnancy grant; and for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Removal of eligibility for child trust fund

(1)   

Section 2 of the Child Trust Funds Act 2004 (which determines whether a child

is eligible for a child trust fund) is amended as follows.

(2)   

In subsection (1) (which provides that a child is an eligible child if the child was

born after 31st August 2002 and meets certain other criteria), after “31st August

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2002” insert “and before 3rd January 2011”.

(3)   

After subsection (5) insert—

“(5A)   

A child born before 3rd January 2011 who would otherwise have

become an eligible child on or after that date is not an eligible child

unless subsection (5B) or (5C) applies to the child.

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(5B)   

This subsection applies to a child (who accordingly is an eligible child

by virtue of subsection (1)(a)) if—

(a)   

a person is entitled to child benefit in respect of the child,

(b)   

the first day for which child benefit is paid falls on or before 3rd

January 2011, and

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(c)   

either subsection (5) does not apply to the child at the beginning

of 3rd January 2011, or that subsection applies to the child at

that time but ceases to apply to the child before 3rd April 2011.

(5C)   

This subsection applies to a child (who accordingly is an eligible child

by virtue of subsection (1)(b)) if—

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(a)   

the child is in the United Kingdom at the beginning of 3rd

January 2011,

 

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(b)   

the provisions specified in subsection (2)(a) or (b) apply in

relation to the child before 3rd April 2011, and

(c)   

either subsection (5) does not apply to the child at the beginning

of 3rd January 2011, or that subsection applies to the child at

that time but ceases to apply to the child before 3rd April 2011.”

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(4)   

In subsection (6) (which determines for the purposes of subsection (1)(a)

whether a person is entitled to child benefit in respect of a child), after

“subsection (1)(a)” insert “or (5B)(a)”.

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Repeal of Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009

(1)   

The Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009 is repealed.

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(2)   

In section 121F(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (supply of

information to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) omit “Saving Gateway

accounts,”.

(3)   

In section 115E(2) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act

1992 (supply of information to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) omit

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“Saving Gateway accounts,”.

(4)   

In Schedule 2 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (excepted matters) omit

paragraph 9B.

(5)   

In Schedule 1 to the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (minor and consequential

amendments) omit paragraph 705 (which amends section 9(2) of the Saving

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Gateway Accounts Act 2009).

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Removal of entitlement to health in pregnancy grant

(1)   

In section 140A of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

(entitlement to health in pregnancy grant: Great Britain), for subsection (2)

substitute—

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“(2)   

A woman is not entitled to health in pregnancy grant unless she has

reached the 25th week of her pregnancy before 1st January 2011.”

(2)   

In section 136A of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern

Ireland) Act 1992 (entitlement to health in pregnancy grant: Northern Ireland),

for subsection (2) substitute—

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“(2)   

A woman is not entitled to health in pregnancy grant unless she has

reached the 25th week of her pregnancy before 1st January 2011.”

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Short title, commencement and extent

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant

Act 2010.

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(2)   

Section 2 (repeal of Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009) comes into force at the

end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is

passed.

(3)   

The rest of this Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

 
 

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(4)   

Sections 2(2) (amendment of Social Security Administration Act 1992) and 3(1)

(removal of entitlement to health in pregnancy grant: Great Britain) extend to

England and Wales and Scotland only.

(5)   

Sections 2(3) (amendment of Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland)

Act 1992) and 3(2) (removal of entitlement to health in pregnancy grant:

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Northern Ireland) extend to Northern Ireland only.

(6)   

The rest of this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern

Ireland.

 
 

 

 
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