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Clause 8

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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Suspension, And Effect Of Adjudication On Payment And Recovery

Lords amendment: No. 3, in page 5, line 29, leave out "with the necessary modifications".

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

It will be convenient to discuss at the same time Lords amendment No. 4.

These are relatively technical amendments. They apply to child benefit the recovery of over-payments provisions in subsection (1) and (2) of Section 119 of the Social Security Act 1975, which may be modified in a case where benefit is paid not to the person entitled to it but to another person on his behalf. If the person to whom the benefit is paid has not exercised due care and diligence to avoid an over-payment, it will be possible to recover the over-payment from him instead of from the person on whose behalf he received the benefit.

These are uncontroversial amendments, and I hope that the Opposition will not be tempted to have another fling at them.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords amendment agreed to.