In addition to making provision for a dual-role commission, the tabled amendments would result in a number of changes to the role of the commission as outlined in the original legislation.
Removing the requirement for the government to receive consent from the commission if it wants to change targets in relation to persistent poverty
Removing the requirement for the government to seek advice from the commission before publishing its annual child poverty strategy
Removing the requirement for the Secretary of State to pay regard to any advice given by the commission before publication
Likewise, the necessity for the devolved parliaments in Scotland and Northern Ireland to request, and take heed of, advice of the commission prior to publishing their strategies is also proposed to be removed
The government will no longer have to report annually on its progress in reducing child poverty, but make a statement instead
A briefing note on the amendments said: "We believe that the commission can have the greatest effect through being able to hold the government to account on progress towards eradicating child poverty.
"In order to do this, the current provisions relating to the commission and its powers need to be revised."
Tim Nicholls, spokesman for the Child Poverty Action Group, said he has concerns about the changes. "Although the government say they want accountability to be stronger, this may actually make it weaker," he said