Notice of Withdrawal of Amendments tabled on 2 February 2015 for Consideration Stage

The following amendments tabled by the Minister for Social Development on 8 April 2013, have now been withdrawn:

Clause 111 , Page 80, Line 32

Leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert -

‘(2) In section 109A (penalty as alternative to prosecution) -

(a) in subsection (5) (cooling-off period) for “period of 28 days beginning with the day on which he agrees to pay it” substitute “relevant period”;

(b) after subsection (5) insert -

“(5A) In subsection (5) “the relevant period”, in relation to the agreement of any person to pay a penalty, means -

(a) the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which he agrees to pay the penalty; or

(b) if within that period the Department or the Housing Executive agrees to an extension of the period, the period of 28 days beginning with that day.”.

(3) In section 109B (penalty as alternative to prosecution: colluding employers) -

(a) in subsection (6) (cooling-off period) for “period of 28 days beginning with the day on which he agrees to pay it” substitute “relevant period”;

(b) after subsection (6) insert -

“(6A) In subsection (6) “the relevant period”, in relation to the agreement of the responsible person to pay a penalty, means -

(a) the period of 14 days beginning with the day on which he agrees to pay the penalty; or

(b) if within that period the Department or the Housing Executive agrees to an extension of the period, the period of 28 days beginning with that day.”.’

Minister for Social Development

Clause 133 , Page 95, Line 3

Leave out paragraph (b) and insert -

‘(b) sections 51, 52(4) and 56 (employment and support allowance);’

Minister for Social Development

Clause 133 , Page 95, Line 6

At end insert -

‘( ) sections 64 and 66 (industrial injuries benefit), but only for the purpose of enabling regulations to be made;

( ) sections 65, 67 and 68 (industrial injuries benefit);

( ) section 69 (housing benefit determinations);’

Minister for Social Development

Clause 133 , Page 95, Line 8

At end insert -

‘( ) sections 95 and 96(1) and (2) (benefit cap regulations);’

Minister for Social Development

Clause 133 , Page 95, Line 32

At end insert -

‘( ) section (Discretionary support);’

Minister for Social Development

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