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Proposal for a draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021


Proposal for a draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021

This inquiry will examine the proposed draft Remedial Order.

The Committee is interested to hear views on:

  • Does the proposed Remedial Order meet the procedural conditions for making a Remedial Order (are there compelling reasons to proceed by way of remedial order)?
  • Does the proposed Remedial Order address the legislative incompatibility with Article 14 ECHR identified in the Supreme Court case of McLaughlin and the High Court case of Jackson?
  • Would the legislation governing Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment be compatible with Article 14 ECHR if the changes proposed in the Remedial Order were made?

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The deadline for submissions was Friday 17 September 2021.

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