Amendments proposed to the Adoption and Children Bill - continued House of Commons

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Sandra Gidley

35

Clause     20,     page     14,     line     10,     after 'adoption', insert 'or special guardianship'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

43

Clause     20,     page     14,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(d)   2 years after it is issued at which time it must be reviewed.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

56

Clause     20,     page     14,     line     12,     at end add—

    '(5)   The child shall, being of 5 years of age or more, be a party to proceedings relating to the placement orders unless the child has consented to waive his or her rights to be a party.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

85

Clause     20,     page     14,     line     12,     at end add—

    '(5)   The court may only make a placement order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has dispensed with the child's agreement.

    (6)   The child shall, being of 5 years of age or more, be a party to proceedings relating to placement orders unless the child has consented to waive his or her rights to be a party.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

103

*Clause     20,     page     14,     line     12,     at end add—

    '(5)   The child shall, being of 5 years of age or more, be a party to proceedings relating to placement orders unless the child has consented to waive his or her rights to be a party'.


   

Sandra Gidley

36

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     34,     leave out subsection (4).


   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

114

*Clause     23,     page     15,     line     22,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Sandra Gidley
Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

37

Clause     23,     page     15,     line     27,     leave out subsection 2(c).

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

44

Clause     23,     page     15,     line     29,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

81

     Clause     24,     page     16,     line     5,     at end add—

    '(5)   There shall be established a procedure under which any parent or guardian or any of the prospective adopters may apply to the panel, constituted pursuant to section 12, for a review or initiation of any determination pursuant to subsection (4).'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

109

*Clause     24,     page     16,     line     5,     at end add—

    '(5)   There shall be established a procedure under which any parent or guardian or any of the prospective adopters may apply to the panel, constituted pursuant to section 12, for a review or initiation of any determination pursuant to subsection (4).'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

60

Clause     25,     page     16,     line     16,     at end insert 'or sibling'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

102

*Clause     25,     page     16,     line     29,     at end add—

    '(8)   A child aged 10 years or more shall have the right to apply to the court to have reviewed any existing arrangements relating to contact pursuant to this section'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

62

Clause     25,     page     16,     line     31,     after 'contact', insert 'or non-contact'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

79

     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     35,     at end insert 'and at the time of making an Adoption Order the court shall be required to reconsider whether any such order and any other existing contact arrangements are appropriate.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

54

Clause     25,     page     16,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(8)   In circumstances where no contact provisions are made pursuant to this section, the court shall be required to have regard to section 1(4)(f) when making a placement order.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

80

     Clause     25,     page     16,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(8)   In considering any provisions for contact pursuant to this section, in circumstances where the child is aged 10 or more, the court must consider the wishes and feelings of the child.

    (9)   A child aged 10 or more shall have the right to apply to the court to have reviewed any existing arrangements relating to contact pursuant to this section.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

101

*Clause     25,     page     16,     line     38,     at end insert—

       'In considering any provisions for contact pursuant to this section 25, the court must consider the ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child (considered in the light of the child's age and understanding'.


   

Sandra Gidley

38

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     42,     leave out subsection (1).


   

Sandra Gidley
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

39

Clause     30,     page     19,     line     14,     leave out '14' and insert '7'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

63

Clause     31,     page     19,     line     32,     leave out '14' and insert '7'.


   

Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

117

*Clause     40,     page     24,     line     19,     leave out '(3)(d)' and insert '(2)(d)'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

48

Clause     50,     page     30,     line     8,     after 'with', insert—

    '(c)   the parent or guardian has been given information in writing relating to all alternatives to adoption that are available.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mr Robert Walter
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Julian Brazier

47

Clause     50,     page     30,     line     19,     leave out 'freely' and insert 'without improper duress or inducement.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

9

Clause     50,     page     30,     line     19,     after 'unconditionally', insert ', in the presence of an independent legally qualified witness'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

57

Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '(10)   The court may only make an adoption order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has dispensed with the child's agreement.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

86

Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '(10)   In all situations, as prescribed in this Act, where the child, being a child of two years or older, has a right to representation in court or where the wishes, feelings or views of the child are to be sought, the child shall be provided with independent advocacy by the court.

    (11)   The court may only make an adoption order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has dispensed with the child's agreement.

    (12)   The child, being of 5 years of age or more, shall be a party to proceedings relating to an adoption order unless the child has consented to waive his or her right to be a party.'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

104

*Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '(10)   In all situations, as prescribed in this Act, where the child, being a child of two years or older, has a right to representation in court or where the wishes feelings or views of the child are to be sought, the child shall be provided with independent advocacy by the court'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

105

*Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '( )   The court may only make an Adoption order, in respect of a child of 10 years or more, if the child has agreed to the order or the court has disappeared with the child's agreement'.

   

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

106

*Clause     50,     page     30,     line     35,     at end add—

    '( )   The child, being of 5 years of age or more, shall be a party to proceedings relating to an Adoption order unless the child has consented to waive his or her right to be a party'.


   

Mr Robert Walter

25

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     20,     leave out 'ten' and insert 'thirteen'.

   

Mr Robert Walter

26

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     22,     leave out 'six months' and insert 'thirteen weeks'.

   

Mr Robert Walter

27

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     26,     leave out 'one year' and insert 'thirteen weeks'.

   

Mr Robert Walter

28

Clause     41,     page     25,     line     29,     leave out from 'than' to end of line 30 and insert 'thirteen weeks'.

 
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