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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 25th January 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE F


CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER FOR WALES BILL

Clause No. 3 (Review of exercise of functions of Assembly and other persons.)

Amendment proposed, in page 2, line 15, at the beginning to insert the words—

42

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

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

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Government and subject to such reservations as Her Majesty's Government made on ratification, unless subsequently withdrawn.'.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.'.

   

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

31

Clause     4,     page     5,     line     1,     after '(5A)', insert 'or (5AA)'.

   

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

32

Clause     4,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out 'in Wales'.

   

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

33

Clause     4,     page     5,     leave out lines 5 and 6.

   

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

34

Clause     4,     page     5,     line     24,     leave out ', or of steps taken following'.

   

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

35

Clause     4,     page     5,     leave out lines 26 to 29.


   

Mr Win Griffiths
Ms Julie Morgan
Mr Richard Livsey

43

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(2) After subsection (2) insert—

    "(2A) The Commissioner shall promote understanding and awareness of the importance of the human rights of children to whom this Part applies and for this purpose he may undertake, commission, or provide financial or other assistance for—

    (a) research;

    (b) educational activities.".'.


   

Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Robert Walter
Mr James Gray

47

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     3,     after 'Children's', insert 'and Youth'.


NEW CLAUSES

Commissioner's annual report

   

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

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 77 of the Care Standards Act 2000 insert—

    "77A. The Commissioner shall lay a report before Parliament annually. It shall:

    (a) provide details of the Commissioner's work in the course of the year;

    (b) provide a breakdown of the Commissioner's total expenditure for the year; and

    (c) make any recommendations about the scope of the Commissioner's remit as the Commissioner may deem necessary.".'.


Children's and Youth Commissioner for Wales

   

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

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 72 of the Care Standards Act 2000 for the words "Children's Commissioner for Wales" there shall be substituted "Children's and Youth Commissioner for Wales".'.

 
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