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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 6th December 2001

SPECIAL STANDING COMMITTEE


ADOPTION AND CHILDREN BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee (27th November).

   

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'.


   

Sandra Gidley

159

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     16,     leave out 'six months' and insert 'one year'.

   

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

160

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     23,     after 'step-parent', insert 'or foster parent'.

   

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

156

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     30,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

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

142

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     34,     after 'agency)', insert 'or a fully qualified social worker approved by the relevant local authority'.

   

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

143

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     36,     after 'agency', insert 'or relevant social worker'.

   

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

158

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(5)   Where the adoption agency described in subsection (4) is not the local authority in which the British resident resides, the agency shall inform that local authority that an application under subsection (4)(a) has been made, so that the duties imposed on the local authority under section (Provision of adoption support services for children brought into the United Kingdom) may be exercised.'.

   

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

157

Clause     80,     page     43,     line     38,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

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

161

Clause     81,     page     44,     line     27,     leave out 'at all times'.


   

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

162

Clause     82,     page     44,     line     38,     leave out subsection 1(a).

   

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

163

Clause     82,     page     45,     line     3,     after 'step-parent', insert 'or foster parent'.


   

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

164

Clause     83,     page     46,     line     6,     leave out from beginning to first '"regulations"' in line 7.


   

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

165

Clause     85,     page     46,     line     35,     leave out subsection (1).

   

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

166

Clause     85,     page     46,     line     40,     leave out from 'ground' to 'that' in line 41.

   

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

167

Clause     85,     page     47,     line     5,     leave out 'either of'.


   

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

168

Clause     86,     page     47,     line     19,     leave out 'England and Wales' and insert 'the United Kingdom'.


   

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

169

Clause     87,     page     47,     line     28,     leave out 'colony' and insert 'British Overseas Territory.'.


   

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

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.'.

 
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