Welfare Reform Bill — Report (1st Day) — 22 Oct 2009 at 13:40

Amendment 1

Moved by Lord Northbourne

1: Before Clause 1, insert the following new Clause-

"General duty to have regard to the well-being of the child

(1) The Secretary of State, in discharging his functions under this Act, shall have regard to the well-being of any child likely to be affected by his decisions.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the meaning of "well-being of any child" includes-

(a) physical and mental health and social and emotional well-being;

(b) secure attachment and protection from harm and neglect;

(c) education, training and recreation;

(d) the contribution made by the child to society;

(e) social and economic well-being;

(f) age appropriate childcare, supervision and guidance."

(3) In the Jobseeker's Act 1995 (c. 18) after section 1 insert-

"1A Well-being of the child

The Secretary of State, in discharging his functions under this Act, shall have regard to the well-being of any child likely to be affected by his decisions."

(4) In the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5) after section 1 insert-

"1A Well-being of the child

The Secretary of State, in discharging his functions under this Act, shall have regard to the well-being of any child likely to be affected by his decisions.""

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

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con55 (+2 tell) 029.8%
Crossbench13 1213.7%
Lab0 80 (+2 tell)38.0%
LDem32 043.2%
Other0 19.1%
Total:100 9329.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchno
Baroness Coussins Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchno
Lord Northbourne Crossbenchno
Lord Rix Crossbenchno
Lord Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchno

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