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

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Mr Secretary Milburn

215

Page     26,     line     31     [Clause     43],     leave out 'investigate' and insert 'arrange for the investigation of'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

216

Page     26,     line     32     [Clause     43],     leave out 'their' and insert 'the'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

217

Page     27,     line     4     [Clause     43],     after 'are' insert—

      '() in prescribed cases, references to the prescribed local authority,

      () in any other case, references'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

218

Page     27,     line     5     [Clause     43],     at end insert—

       'and "prescribed" means prescribed by regulations'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

270

Page     27,     line     15     [Clause     44],     after 'Act' insert 'the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 or the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

219

Page     27,     line     32     [Clause     44],     at end insert—

    '( )   Before making an adoption order, the court must consider whether there should be arrangements for allowing any person contact with the child; and for that purpose the court must consider any existing or proposed arrangements and obtain any views of the parties to the proceedings'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

220

Page     27,     line     40     [Clause     45],     after '19' insert '(and has not withdrawn the consent)'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

230

Page     28,     line     23     [Clause     45],     leave out first 'of' and insert 'in'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan

148

Page     28,     line     41     [Clause     47],     leave out 'married'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Julia Drown
Simon Hughes
John McDonnell
Patsy Calton

10

Page     28,     line     41     [Clause     47],     leave out from 'couple', to end of line 42 and insert—

      '(b) an unmarried couple, or

      (c) one person,'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Virginia Bottomley
Mr Hilton Dawson

18

Page     28,     line     41     [Clause     47],     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Virginia Bottomley
Mr Hilton Dawson

14

Page     28,     line     42     [Clause     47],     after 'person', insert—

       ',or

      (c) an unmarried couple.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Julia Drown
Simon Hughes
John McDonnell
Patsy Calton

11

Page     28,     line     43     [Clause     47],     leave out 'or 49' and insert '49 or [Adoption by unmarried couples]'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Virginia Bottomley
Mr Hilton Dawson

15

Page     28,     line     43     [Clause     47],     leave out 'or 49' and insert—'49 or [Adoption orders unmarried couples]'.


   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan

149

Page     29,     line     1     [Clause     47],     leave out 'spouses' and insert 'couple'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Virginia Bottomley
Mr Hilton Dawson

16

Page     29,     line     2     [Clause     47],     after 'section 48)', insert 'or one member of the unmarried couple (in the case of an application under section [Adoption orders: unmarried couples]).'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Julia Drown
Simon Hughes
John McDonnell
Patsy Calton

12

Page     29,     line     2     [Clause     47],     after '48)', insert 'or one member of the unmarried couple (in the case of an application under section [Adoption by unmarried couples])'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

150

Page     29,     line     4     [Clause     47],     leave out 'spouses' and insert 'of the couple'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Julia Drown
Simon Hughes
John McDonnell
Patsy Calton

13

Page     29,     line     5     [Clause     47],     after '48)', insert 'or both applicants (in the case of an application under section [Adoption by unmarried couples])'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Julia Drown
Julie Morgan

17

Page     29,     line     5     [Clause     47],     after '48', insert 'or both applicants (in the case of an application under section [Adoption orders: unmarried couples]).'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Robert Walter

24

Page     29,     line     13     [Clause     47],     at end insert—

    '(6)   References in this Act to an unmarried couple will apply only to a man and a woman living together.'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

151

Page     29,     line     15     [Clause     48],     leave out 'married'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

152

Page     29,     line     16     [Clause     48],     leave out 'spouses' and insert 'of them'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

153

Page     29,     line     17     [Clause     48],     leave out 'married'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

154

Page     29,     line     19     [Clause     48],     leave out 'spouse' and insert 'of the couple'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Julie Morgan
Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

155

Page     29,     line     21     [Clause     48],     leave out 'spouse'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

156

Page     29,     line     24     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An adoption order may be made on the application of one person who has attained the age of 21 years if the court is satisfied that the person is the partner of a parent of the person to be adopted'.

   

Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Julie Morgan
Mr Elfyn Llwyd

157

Page     29,     line     27     [Clause     49],     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

221

Page     29,     line     33     [Clause     49],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

232

Page     29,     line     42     [Clause     49],     leave out from 'child's' to end of line 43 and insert 'being adopted by the applicant alone'.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson

129

Page     30,     line     11     [Clause     50],     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) adoption would be so significantly better for the child than any other option as to justify overriding the parent's wishes'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

222

Page     30,     line     22     [Clause     50],     leave out 'freely'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

160

Page     30,     line     28     [Clause 50],     leave out 'or withdrawn' and insert 'in the form prescribed by regulations, and must be withdrawn substantially.'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

223

Page     30,     line     28     [Clause     50],     leave out subsection (7) and insert—

    '( )   Consent under section 18 or 19 must be given in the form prescribed by rules, and the rules may prescribe forms in which a person giving consent under any other provision of this Part may do so (if he wishes).

    ( )   Consent given under section 18 or 19 must be withdrawn—

      (a) in the prescribed form, or

      (b) by notice given to the agency'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

161

Page     30,     line     36     [Clause 50],     leave out subsection (9).

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

224

Page     30,     line     40     [Clause     51],     at end insert 'or

      ( ) a child who has been placed for adoption by a local authority is less than six weeks old'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

225

Page     31,     line     6     [Clause     51],     at end insert 'or a child who has been placed for adoption by a registered adoption society is less than six weeks old'.


   

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'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

254

Page     31,     line     29     [Clause     52],     leave out subsection (2).

 
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