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Clause 16

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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Commencement

Amendments made: No. 21, in page 13, line 18, at end insert

'section [Entitlement of married women to Category A retirement pensions]:'.

No. 131, in page 13, line 18, at end insert

'section [Amendments relating to protection of pensions] (5) and (6);'.

No. 136, in page 13, line 20, at end insert 'section [Dock workers]:'.-[Mr. Whitney.]

I beg to move amendment No. 137, in page 13, line 20, at end insert 'section 10;'.

With this we may discuss Government amendments Nos. 141, 143 and 144.

These amendments are concerned with commencement. They make the provisions mentioned come into effect on Royal Assent.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 138, in page 13, line 20, at end insert

'section [Housing benefits-subsidy] (1)(b) and (c) and (2);'.
No. 139, in page 13, line 20, at end insert
'section [Power to extend Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979];'.
No. 140, in page 13, line 20, at end insert
'section [Pensions and gratuities for members of certain Boards];'.
No. 141, in page 13, line 20, at end insert 'section 11;'.
No. 142, in page 13, line 20, at end insert 'section [Other regulations];'.
No. 143, in page 13, line 20, at end insert 'section 12;'.
No. 144, in page 13, leave out line 21.
No. 161, in page 13, line 34, at end insert
'(2A) The following provisions of this Act—
  • section [Entitlement to benefit dependent on claim];
  • section 13(1), so far as it relates to paragraphs 3C, 3D and 4D of Schedule 4;
  • section 13(2), so far as it relates to the repeals in sections
  • 79, 82 and 90 of the Social Security Act 1975, shall come into force at the end of the period of 6 weeks beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
(2B) If a person—
  • (a)was entitled to benefit (as defined in Schedule 20 to the Social Security Act 1975) in respect of a period before the date on which the provisions mentioned in subsection (2A) above come into force or was treated as having been so entitled; and
  • (b)would nothave been so entitled or, as the case may be, treated as so entitled, if those provisions had then been in force; and
  • (c)claims benefit in respect of a period beginning on or
  • after the date on which those provisions come into force; and
  • (d)the question of his entitlement to the benefit which he claims depends on whether he was previously entitled or treated as entitled to that or some other benefit, the provisions mentioned in subsection (2A) above shall be disregarded for the purpose of determining whether he is entitled to the benefit which he claims.'
  • No. 22, in page 13, line 35, leave out 'Part III of the Act' and insert

    'Section 9 and [Medical evidence] above'.

    No. 23, in page 13, line 38, leave out 'provision' and insert

    'and consequential provision' (including provision modifying any enactment contained in this or any other Act)' .—[Mr. Whitney.]