Northern Ireland Bill — Transferred, excepted and reserved matters — 30 Jul 1998

Patrick McLoughlin MP, West Derbyshire did not vote.

As amended (in the Committee) considered.

(c) the Child Support Act 1991 and the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991;

(d) the Disability (Grants) Act 1993;

(e) the Pension Schemes Act 1993 and the Pensions Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993;

(f) the Jobseekers Act 1995 and the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(g) the Pensions Act 1995 and the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(h) the Child Support Act 1995 and the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(i) the Social Security Act 1998 and the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

(6) The following provisions (which are superseded by this section and section ( Social security, child support and pensions: the Joint Authority )) shall cease to have effect--

(a) sections 177 and 178 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (co-ordination and reciprocity with Northern Ireland);

(b) sections 153 and 154 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (co-ordination and reciprocity with Great Britain);

(c) section 56(2) to (4) of the Child Support Act 1991 (co-ordination with Northern Ireland);

(d) Article 49(2) and (3) of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (co-ordination with Great Britain).

(7) Section 189 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (regulations and orders: general) shall apply in relation to the power conferred by subsection (3) as it applied in relation to the power conferred by section 177(4) of that Act.

(8) Section 165 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (regulations and orders: general) shall apply in relation to the power conferred by subsection (4) as it applied in relation to the power conferred by section 153(3) of that Act.'.-- [Mr. Paul Murphy.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government new clause 3-- Social security, child support and pensions: the Joint Authority .

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

.--(1) The Joint Authority continued in being by section 177(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992--

(a) shall consist of the Secretary of State, the Northern Ireland Minister having responsibility for social security and the Chancellor of the Exchequer; and

(b) shall continue in being by the name of the Social Security, Child Support and Pensions Joint Authority for the purposes of the legislation to which section ( Social security, child support and pensions: consultation and co-ordination ) applies.

(2) The responsibility of the Joint Authority shall include that of giving effect to arrangements under section ( Social security, child support and pensions: consultation and co-ordination )(2), with power--

(a) to make any necessary financial adjustments, including adjustments between the National Insurance Fund and the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund; and

(b) to discharge such other functions as may be provided under the arrangements.

(3) The Joint Authority shall continue--

(a) to be a body corporate; and

(b) to have an official seal which shall be officially and judicially noticed;

and the seal of the Authority may be authenticated by any member of, or the secretary to, the Authority, or by any person authorised by the Authority to act on behalf of the secretary.

(4) Any member of the Joint Authority shall be entitled, subject to and in accordance with any rules laid down by the Authority, to appoint a deputy to act for him at meetings of the Authority.

(5) The Documentary Evidence Act 1868 shall apply to the Joint Authority as if the Authority were included in the first column of the Schedule to that Act and--

(a) as if any member or the secretary, or any person authorised to act on behalf of the secretary, of the Authority were mentioned in the second column of that Schedule; and

(b) as if the regulations referred to in that Act included any document issued by the Authority.'.-- [Mr. Paul Murphy.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 7, in clause 52, page 25, leave out lines 10 and 11 and insert--

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.

I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 2, line 5, at end insert--

'"the Government of Ireland" means the Government of the Republic of Ireland, as defined in section 1 of the Ireland Act 1949.'.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 10, Noes 257.

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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.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

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

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 201.2%
DUP0 20100.0%
Lab236 (+2 tell) 0157.2%
LDem18 0039.1%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP1 0016.7%
UUP0 5 (+2 tell)070.0%
Total:256 9141.7%

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MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabboth

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