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

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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'.


   

Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Hilton Dawson
Kevin Brennan
Mr David Hinchliffe

118

Clause     47,     page     28,     line     34,     leave out 'married'.

   

Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Hilton Dawson
Kevin Brennan
Mr David Hinchliffe

119

Clause     47,     page     28,     line     38,     leave out 'spouses' and insert 'applicants'.

   

Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Hilton Dawson
Kevin Brennan
Mr David Hinchliffe

120

Clause     47,     page     28,     line     41,     leave out 'spouses' and insert 'applicants'.


   

Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Hilton Dawson
Kevin Brennan
Mr David Hinchliffe

121

Clause     48,     page     29,     line     8,     leave out 'married'.

   

Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Hilton Dawson
Kevin Brennan
Mr David Hinchliffe

122

Clause     48,     page     29,     line     9,     leave out 'spouses' and insert 'applicants'.

   

Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Hilton Dawson
Kevin Brennan
Mr David Hinchliffe

123

Clause     48,     page     29,     line     10,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Andrew Turner

10

Clause     96,     page     51,     line     21,     at end add—

    '(2)   Notwithstanding subsection (1), any proceedings may be reported subject to the following conditions—

    (a)   the name of any adult or child involved in the proceedings must not be reported;

    (b)   no place other than that of a local authority may be reported;

    (c)   the name of any school or other institution, the naming of which might reasonably be expected to make possible the identification of any adult or child involved in the proceedings, must not be reported.'.


   

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

97

Clause     64,     page     36,     line     24,     leave out 'as if the person had been born'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

126

Clause     64,     page     36,     line     24,     leave out 'had been born as' and insert 'was'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

127

Clause     64,     page     36,     line     28,     leave out 'had been born as' and insert 'was'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

128

Clause     64,     page     36,     line     31,     leave out 'had been' and insert 'was'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham

129

Clause     68,     page     38,     line     29,     leave out 'not'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

130

Clause     68,     page     38,     line     31,     leave out 'not'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham

21

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     7,     leave out subsection (4).

   

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

65

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     18,     leave out 'may' and insert 'will'.


   

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

64

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     37,     leave out subsection 3(b) and insert—

    '(b)   must extend to the provision of those services to other persons if so requested by said other persons.'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

22

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(c)   must extend to the provision of services covering intercountry adoption.'.

   

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

66

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(c)   Should commence and give provision of services to persons described in (a) and (b) above when requested and continued until these persons decline any further support services.'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

23

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     42,     after 'question', insert ', including qualified social workers working on contract to the local authority.'.

   

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

67

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     43,     leave out from 'must' to end of line 2, on page 4, and insert—

    '(a)   be provided in conjunction with the local authority's other social services and with registered adoption agencies in their area,

    (b)   be provided in conjunction with any other local authority's social services and with registered adoption agencies in other areas,

    (c)   be given in a co-ordinated manner without duplication, omission or avoidable delay.'.

   

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

68

Clause     3,     page     4,     line     6,     at end add—

    '(7)   Extra costs incurred by local authorities in the maintenance of an adoption service will be provided by either Central Government, other relevant and interested agencies or a combination of both.'.


   

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

94

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     12,     after 'needs', insert 'or the needs of connected persons'.

   

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

69

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out from 'services' to end of line 19 and insert 'the local authority has the duty to provide suitable services to that person.'.

   

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

70

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     19,     after 'person', insert 'and provide a written explanation of their reasons if those support services will not be forthcoming.'.

   

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

71

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     20,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5)   If a local authority decides that a person has need for adoption support services, the local authority must prepare a plan in accordance with which adoption support services are being provided to the person and keep the plan under regular review.'.

   

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

90

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     29,     at end insert ', which regulations must at all times bear in mind, that, in general, any delay in provision of adoption support services is likely to prejudice the child's welfare.'.

   

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

72

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     42,     after 'conditions', insert 'as long as the well-being of any person with regard to adoption support services is not affected and there is no avoidable delay.'.

 
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