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

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Mr Secretary Milburn

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Page     68,     line     1     [Clause     119],     leave out 'Regulations' and insert 'An Order under section 116'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

82

Page     68,     line     1     [Clause     119],     leave out from 'a' to first 'to' in line 2 and insert 'prescribed fee'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

83

Page     68,     line     5     [Clause     119],     leave out 'section 116(2)' and insert 'subsection (2)'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

84

Page     68,     line     6     [Clause     119],     leave out 'section 116(3)' and insert 'subsection (3)'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

85

Page     68,     line     13     [Clause     120],     leave out from 'In' to end of line and insert 'this group of sections—

( ) "organisation" includes a public body and a private or voluntary organisation'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

86

Page     68,     line     14     [Clause     120],     leave out 'regulations' and insert 'an Order under section 116'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

87

Page     68,     line     16     [Clause     120],     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

'(c) "Scottish local authority" means a local authority within the meaning of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001,

(d) "voluntary organisation providing a registered adoption service" has the same meaning as in section 131(2A).'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

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Page     68,     line     18     [Clause     120],     leave out 'sections 116 to 119' and insert 'this group of sections'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

89

Page     68,     line     24     [Clause     120],     leave out 'sections 116 to 119' and insert 'this group of sections'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

90

Page     68,     line     26     [Clause     120],     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4)   No recommendation to make an Order under section 116 is to be made to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (5)   If any provision made by an Order under section 116 would, if it were included in an Act of the Scottish Parliament, be within the legislative competence of that Parliament, no recommendation to make the Order is to be made to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Parliament.

    (6)    No recommendation to make an Order under section 116 containing any provision in respect of the register is to be made to Her Majesty in Council if the register applies to Wales or the Order would provide for the register to apply to Wales, unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Assembly.

    (7)   No recommendation to make an Order under section 116 containing any provision by virtue of section [Use of an organisation as agency for payments] is to be made to Her Majesty in Council if any payment agency provision applies to Wales or the Order would provide for any payment agency provision to apply to Wales, unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Assembly'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

37

Page     70,     line     41     [Clause     124],     at end insert—

    '(4)   After subsection (6) there is inserted—

    "(6A)   Before making any determination under subsection (3) or (5) the Secretary of State must obtain the consent of the Treasury." '


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

59

Page     44,     line     21     [Clause     81],      after 'are' insert 'natural'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

60

Page     44,     line     22     [Clause     81],     at beginning insert 'natural'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

61

Page     44,     line     42     [Clause     81],     at end insert—

'(b) if notice of intention to adopt has been given, impose functions in respect of the child on the local authority to which the notice was given'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

29

Page     46,     line     21     [Clause     83],     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '()   A person is not guilty of an offence under subsection (4) of causing a person to take any step mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (3) unless it is proved that he knew or had reason to suspect that the step taken would contravene subsection (1).

       But this subsection only applies if sufficient evidence is adduced to raise an issue as to whether the person had the knowledge or reason mentioned'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

38

Page     48,     line     28     [Clause     88],     leave out 'colony' and insert 'British overseas territory'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

27

Page     69,     line     6     [Clause     121],     leave out 'parents,' and insert 'natural parents (whether or not they have parental responsibilities or parental rights in relation to the child), natural'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

28

Page     69,     line     24     [Clause     121],     at end insert—

    '()   In relation to a child brought into the United Kingdom for adoption in circumstances where this section applies, regulations may provide for any provision of Part II of this Act to apply with modifications or not to apply.'


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

39

Page     71,     line     6     [Clause     125],     leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    '( )   The British Nationality Act 1981 is amended as follows.

    ( )   In section 1 (acquisition of British citizenship by birth or adoption)—

(a) in subsection (5), at the end of paragraph (b) there is inserted "effected under the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom",

(b) at the end of subsection (5A)(b) there is inserted "or in a designated territory",

(c) in subsection (8), the words following "section 50" are omitted.

    ( )   In section 15 (acquisition of British overseas territories citizenship)—

(a) after subsection (5) there is inserted—

    "(5A)   Where—

(a) a minor who is not a British overseas territories citizen is adopted under a Convention adoption,

(b) on the date on which the adoption is effected—

(i) the adopter or, in the case of a joint adoption, one of the adopters is a British overseas territories citizen, and

(ii) the adopter or, in the case of a joint adoption, both of the adopters are habitually resident in a designated territory, and

(c) the Convention adoption is effected under the law of a country or territory outside the designated territory,

    the minor shall be a British overseas territories citizen as from that date.",

(b) in subsection (6), after "order" there is inserted "or a Convention adoption".

    ( )    In section 50 (interpretation), in subsection (1)—

(a) after the definition of "company" there is inserted—

      "'Convention adoption'" means an adoption effected under the law of a country or territory in which the Convention is in force, and certified in pursuance of Article 23(1) of the Convention",

      (b) after the definition of "'Crown service under the government of the United Kingdom'" there is inserted—

      "designated territory" means a qualifying territory, or the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, which is designated by Her Majesty by Order in Council under subsection (14)".    ( )   After subsection (13) of that section there is inserted—

          "(14)   For the purposes of the definition of "designated territory" in subsection (1), an Order in Council may—

      (a) designate any qualifying territory, or the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, if the Convention is in force there, and

(b) make different designations for the purposes of section 1 and section 15;

    and, for the purposes of this subsection and the definition of "Convention adoption" in subsection (1), "the Convention" means the Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption, concluded at the Hague on 29th May 1993.

    An Order in Council under this subsection shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament".'.


   

Dr Liam Fox
Tim Loughton
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
David Maclean

8

Page     31,     line     26     [Clause     52],     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

Dr Liam Fox
Tim Loughton
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
David Maclean

19

Page     31,     line     42     [Clause     54],     after 'adoption', insert 'which shall include all information necessary to fulfill the duty imposed by virtue of section [Disclosure of information regarding a person's adoption] (2),'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

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Page     32,     line     15     [Clause     55],     leave out 'is necessary to' and insert 'the agency has obtained from the Registrar General on an application under section 77(4) and any other information which would'.

 
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