Welfare Reform Bill: Lords report stage

28 October 2009

Members of the Lords discussed the final day of report stage on the Welfare Reform Bill on 27 October

Amendments (proposals for change) discussed included clauses (parts) 31-50 of the Bill on subjects covering take-up of council tax benefit among pensioners, income-related benefits and adult community care.

Further line by line examination of the Bill takes place during report stage and allows Members of the Lords to revisit issues discussed previously. All suggested changes to the Bill can be discussed and votes can take place.

Third reading - the final chance to amend the Bill - takes place on 3 November.

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