Social Security Bill — Power to reduce child benefit for lone parents — 10 Dec 1997
Mr Jim Dowd MP, Lewisham West voted with the majority (Teller for the Noes).
Amendment made: No. 12, in page 7, line 15, leave out
Amendments made: No. 21, in page 53, line 18, leave out 'allowances or gratuities' and insert 'or allowances'.
No. 22, in page 53, line 21, leave out 'allowances or gratuities' and insert 'or allowances'.-- [Mr. Keith Bradley.]
I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 54, line 15, at end insert--
'Appeals in certain types of case
10.-(1) The President shall make arrangements for the identification of appeals made under section 13 of this Act which appear to him to raise questions of general importance relating to the interpretation or application of the law in respect of which the Secretary of State has decision making functions under section 1 or section 2 of this Act.
(2) The President shall, in making such arrangements as are referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above, delegate such of his powers in that regard as seem to him appropriate to any full-time chairmen of appeal tribunals who hold office for the time being.
(3) The President shall, when he identifies any cases as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above, make such further arrangements as are necessary to ensure that such appeals are determined as soon as reasonably practicable in priority to other pending appeals.'.
Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
Amendment made: No. 13, in page 14, line 30, at end insert--
'( ) Regulations made under subsection (1) above may also provide that, in prescribed cases or circumstances, entitlement to a relevant benefit shall cease from a date not earlier than the date on which payments were suspended.'-- [Mr. Keith Bradley.]
Amendments made: No. 14, in page 37, line 19, leave out
'provide for interest to be charged'
'subject to sub-paragraph (3A) below, provide for interest to be charged by the Secretary of State'.
No. 15, in page 37, line 48, at end insert--
'(3A) Regulations under sub-paragraph (2)(e) above may provide that, in such cases or circumstances as may be prescribed, interest under those regulations may be charged by the Inland Revenue (instead of the Secretary of State) as if the regulations were made by virtue of paragraph 6 above.'
No. 16, in page 38, line 4, at beginning insert
'subject to sub-paragraph (4A) below,'.
No. 17, in page 38, line 17, at end insert--
'(4A) Regulations under sub-paragraph (2)(h)(ii) or (iii) above may provide that, in such cases or circumstances as may be prescribed, penalties under those regulations may be imposed by the Inland Revenue (instead of the Secretary of State) as if the return in question were a contributions return within the meaning of paragraph 7 above.'.-- [Mr. Keith Bradley.]
Amendment proposed: No. 1, in page 46, line 35, leave out from beginning to end of line 1 on page 47.-- [Mr. Webb.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 107, Noes 457.
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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||310 (+2 tell)||47||0||86.1%|
|LDem||0||41 (+2 tell)||0||93.5%|