Work and Families Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench 5:15 pm, 25th April 2006

My Lords, this is a very ingenious solution to what is clearly a problem, so I support the amendment. The very fact that the onus would be on the individual to make the claim would reduce the burden on the employer. Further, there at least would be a basis on which suspected fraud could be investigated.