Lords amendment: No. 50, in page 72, line 32, at end insert—
("(3A) Regulations under this section may make different provision for different areas.
(3B) Regulations under any other enactment may make such different provision for different areas as appears to the Secretary of State expedient in connection with any exercise by regulations under this section of the power conferred by subsection (3A) above.")
Mr. Deputy Speaker
With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 51, 61, 62, 126 and 178.
§ Mr. Bayley
These amendments ensure the effective operation of provisions to enable closer working between central and local government, an essential element of the Government's plans to provide customers with an integrated social security claims service. That requires provisions for information exchange to support integrated claiming.
§ Lords amendment agreed to.
§ Lords amendments Nos. 51 and 52 agreed to.