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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 23rd January 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE F


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER FOR WALES BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following resolution at its meeting on Thursday 18th January (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That, during proceedings on the Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill, the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock.

Mr David Hanson has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee. Debate on such a motion may continue for half an hour. (Sessional Order C(6) relating to Programming (7th November 2000)).

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out 'ordinarily'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr James Gray

48

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     leave out 'or county borough council' and insert ', county borough council or community council'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     21,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

7

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     2,     leave out 'ordinarily'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

6

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     4,     leave out 'in Wales'.


   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

8

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     12,     after 'rights', insert ', interests'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

9

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     12,     at end add 'with particular regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child'.


   

Mr Richard Livsey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

42

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     15,     at beginning insert—

    '(A1) The Commissioner may make appropriate representations about any matter affecting the rights or welfare of children ordinarily resident in Wales.'.

   

Mr Win Griffiths
Ms Julie Morgan

46

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     15,     at beginning insert—

    '(A1) The Commissioner may make appropriate representations to the National Assembly about any matter affecting the rights or welfare of children ordinarily resident in Wales.'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

10

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     22,     at end insert—'or

    (c) the exercise or proposed exercise of any primary or secondary legislation in Wales'.

   

Mr Win Griffiths
Ms Julie Morgan
Mr Richard Livsey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

44

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(1B) In exercising his functions under subsection (1) the Commissioner shall have regard to the need to:—

    (a) maintain direct contact with children and children's organisations;

    (b) pay particular regard to the views of children;

    (c) promote respect for the views of children;

    (d) promote compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, as ratified by Her Majesty's Government and subject to such reservations as Her Majesty's Government made on ratification, unless subsequently withdrawn.'.

   

Mr Win Griffiths
Ms Julie Morgan
Mr Richard Livsey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

45

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(1A) The Commissioner may also review the effect on children of the failure of the Assembly or any person mentioned in Schedule 2A to exercise any function in relation to Wales.'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

11

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     23,     after 'Assembly,' insert ', with the consent of the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

12

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Secretary of State may lay before Parliament an order to amend this section or Schedule 2A by—

    (a) adding any person to that Schedule;

    (b) omitting any person from that Schedule;

    (c) altering the description of any person mentioned in that Schedule; or

    (d) making provision specifying, in respect of a person mentioned in that Schedule and specified in the order, a function of the person which although exercisable in relation to Wales is not to be treated as such for the purpose of subsection (1)(b).'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

13

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     34,     after '(2)', insert 'or (2A)'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

17

Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out lines 36 and 37.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

14

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     10,     leave out 'by members of the public'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

15

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out ', or of steps taken following,'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

18

Clause     3,     page     3,     leave out lines 14 to 18.


   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

19

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out from 'provided' to 'by' in line 29.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

20

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     32,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

21

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     43,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

22

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     2,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

23

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     10,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

24

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     21,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

25

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     23,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

26

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out from 'services' to 'those' in line 27.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

27

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     29,     leave out from 'provided' to 'by' in line 30.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

28

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     33,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

16

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     35,     after 'Assembly', insert ', with the consent of the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

29

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     43,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr James Gray

30

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '(5AA) The Secretary of State may lay before Parliament an order to amend this section or Schedule 2B by—

    (e) adding any person to that Schedule;

    (f) omitting any person from that Schedule;

    (g) altering the description of any person mentioned in that Schedule; or

    (h) making provision specifying, in respect of a person mentioned in that Schedule and specified in the order, services which although provided by the person are not to be treated as such for the purposes of the exercise of the Commissioner's functions.'.

 
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