Clause 3

Welfare Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 24th February 2009.

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Amendment proposed: 62, in clause 3, page 10, line 17, at end insert—

‘(8) The prescribed description of person under subsection (4)(c) above shall include any person with dependent children who has claimed benefit in the previous 12 months following an incident of domestic violence provided that the claimant is able to produce such evidence as may be required by the Secretary of State to establish that the relationship was caused to permanently break down before the end of that period as a result of domestic violence, as under United Kingdom Immigration Rule 289A.’.—(Paul Rowen.)

The Committee divided: Ayes 2, Noes 9.

Division number 2 Nimrod Review — Statement — Clause 3

Aye: 2 MPs

No: 9 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 1 agreed to.

Clauses 4 to 6 ordered to stand part of the Bill.