Social Security Bill — New clause — 13 May 1998

Peter Temple-Morris MP, Leominster voted with the majority (Aye).

Lords amendments considered.

Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 3, line 41, at end insert ("and

(c) in relation to Scotland, the Chief Medical Officer of the Scottish Office.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 2, 4, 7, 8, 98, 100, 101 and 113.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 2 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 3, in page 4, line 20, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (1A) below,")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss also Lords amendments Nos. 5, 6, 9 and 108.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 4 to 9 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 10, in page 5, line 29, after ("138(1)(a)") insert ("or (2)")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 11, 14, 44 and 173.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 11 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 12, in page 6, line 29, leave out ("subsection (3)") and insert ("subsections (3) and (3A)")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Madam Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 13, 72 and 103.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 13 and 14 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 15, in page 7, line 43, leave out ("prescribed circumstances") and insert

("relation to a prescribed decision, or a prescribed determination embodied in or necessary to a decision.

( ) Regulations under subsection (2) above shall not prescribe any decision or determination that relates to the conditions of entitlement to a relevant benefit for which a claim has been validly made or for which no claim is required.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael J. Martin):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 16, 85 and 87.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendment No. 16 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 17, in page 8, line 26, leave out ("shall") and insert ("may")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to take Lords amendment No. 18.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendment No. 18 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 19, in page 10, line 19, leave out ("The Lord Chancellor may by regulations") and insert ("Regulations may")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 20 to 26, 83, 84, 86, 114 and 123.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 20 to 26 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 27, in page 14, line 31, leave out subsection (4)

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 28 to 30 and 71.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 28 to 30 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 31, in page 17, line 28, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (1A) below,")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 32 to 37, 52 to 58, 138 to 141, 143 and 145.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 32 to 37 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 38, in page 24, line 12, after ("relates") insert--

("(aa) may review such a determination on the ground that the person who applied for the payment to which the determination relates misrepresented, or failed to disclose, any material fact;")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 39 to 43, 79, 80 and 92.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 39 to 44 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 45, in page 27, line 5, at end insert ("against the refusal")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 46 to 51, 102, 120, 122, 124, 129, 130, 133, 134, 136, 137, 142, 144 and 175.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 46 to 58 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 59, in page 32, line 25, at end insert--

("( ) Such notice as may be prescribed by regulations shall be given of a decision under this section.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendment No. 60.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendment No. 60 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 61, in page 34, line 19, at end insert--

("(1A) After subsection (5) of that section there shall be inserted the following subsection--

"(6) For the purposes of section 3 above regulations may make provision for treating as remuneration derived from an earner's employment any amount on which the earner is, by virtue of any provision of sections 140A to 140H of the 1988 Act, chargeable to income tax under Schedule E in respect of an acquisition of shares or an interest in shares."")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 62, 63, 93 and 94. I should inform the House that Lords amendment No. 61 involves privilege.

Lords amendment agreed to [Special Entry].

Lords amendments Nos. 62 and 63 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 64, after clause 50, to insert the following new clause-- Class 1 contributions --

".--(1) For subsection (1) of section 5 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (earnings limits for Class 1 contributions) there shall be substituted the following subsections--

"(1) For the purposes of this Act there shall for every tax year be--

(a) a lower earnings limit (for primary Class 1 contributions);

(b) an upper earnings limit (for primary Class 1 contributions); and

(c) an earnings threshold (for secondary Class 1 contributions).

(1A) For the tax year 1999-2000, the lower earnings limit (for primary Class 1 contributions) shall be £81.

(1B) For the tax year 2000-2001 and each subsequent tax year, the limits and threshold referred to in subsection (1) above shall be specified for that year by regulations which, in the case of those limits, shall be made in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) below."

(2) For subsection (1) of section 6 of that Act (liability for Class 1 contributions) there shall be substituted the following subsection--

"(1) Where in any tax week earnings are paid to or for the benefit of an earner over the age of 16 in respect of any one employment of his which is employed earner's employment--

(a) a primary Class 1 contribution shall be payable in accordance with this section and section 8 below if the amount paid exceeds the current lower earnings limit (or the prescribed equivalent in the case of earners paid otherwise than weekly); and

(b) a secondary Class 1 contribution shall be payable in accordance with this section and section 9 below if the amount paid exceeds the current earnings threshold (or the prescribed equivalent in the case of earners paid otherwise than weekly)."

(3) For subsections (1) and (2) of section 8 of that Act (calculation of primary Class 1 contributions) there shall be substituted the following subsections--

"(1) Where a primary Class 1 contribution is payable, the amount of that contribution shall be the primary percentage of so much of the earner's earnings paid in the tax week, in respect of the employment in question, as--

(a) exceeds the current lower earnings limit (or the prescribed equivalent); and

(b) does not exceed the current upper earnings limit (or the prescribed equivalent);

but this subsection is subject to regulations under section 6(5) above and sections 116 to 120 below and to section 41 of the Pensions Act (reduced rates of Class 1 contributions for earners in contracted-out employment).

(2) For the purposes of this Act the primary percentage shall be 10 per cent; but the percentage is subject to alteration under sections 143 and 145 of the Administration Act."

(4) For section 9 of that Act there shall be substituted the following section--

"Calculation of secondary Class 1 contributions.

9.--(1) Where a secondary Class 1 contribution is payable, the amount of that contribution shall be the secondary percentage of so much of the earnings paid in the tax week, in respect of the employment in question, as exceeds the current earnings threshold (or the prescribed equivalent).

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the secondary percentage shall be 12.2 per cent; but the percentage is subject to alteration under sections 143 and 145 of the Administration Act.

I beg to move amendment (a) to the Lords amendment, leave out the first 'subsections' and insert 'subsection'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord):

With this, we may consider Government amendment (b) to the Lords amendment, Lords amendments Nos. 65, 73, 117, 147 to 153, 160 to 162 and 164, Lords amendment No. 166 and Government amendment (a) thereto, Lords amendments Nos. 167, 168 and 176 to 179. I should inform the House that amendment No. 64 involves privilege.

I thought that I must have made a mistake, had a brainstorm or imagined something; indeed, if I had had a dream, it would have been a nightmare.

Question put, That the amendment to the Lords amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 328, Noes 123.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 122 (+2 tell)076.5%
Ind Con1 00100.0%
Lab302 (+2 tell) 0072.9%
LDem20 0043.5%
PC3 0075.0%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:328 123070.4%

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