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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 11th 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

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.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham

177

Clause     84,     page     46,     line     28,     leave out subsection (3).


   

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

178

Clause     120,     page     67,     line     24,     leave out 'British Islands' and insert 'United Kingdom'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

179

Clause     120,     page     67,     line     26,     leave out 'outside the British Islands' and insert 'abroad'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

180

Clause     120,     page     67,     line     37,     leave out 'parents'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

181

Clause     120,     page     67,     line     43,     leave out 'British Islands' and insert 'United Kingdom'.


   

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'.


   

Sandra Gidley

175

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     31,     leave out 'and'.

   

Sandra Gidley

176

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     32,     after 'services', insert 'and

      (c) for the co-ordination of any services identified in 4(9).'.

   

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 continue 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.'.

   

Sandra Gidley

170

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out 'decide whether to'.

   

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.'.

   

Sandra Gidley

171

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     21,     leave out 'decide' and 'has assessed a need'.

   

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.'.

   

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.'.

   

Sandra Gidley

173

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     43,     after 'conditions', insert 'and provide for an independent review of a decision not to provide adoption support services'.

   

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

51

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     43,     after 'conditions', insert 'and provide for a review of a decision not to provide adoption support services'.

   

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

95

Clause     4,     page     5,     line     3,     after 'area', insert ', which should include the respective duties placed on either or both of those authorities and the indentification of a lead person in the authority to provide support services to that person.'.

   

Sandra Gidley

172

Clause     4,     page     5,     line     18,     after 'authority', insert 'and they will have a parallel duty along with the local authority to provide any relevant support services'.

 
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