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

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

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

49

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'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

50

Page     32,     line     28     [Clause     55],     at end insert—

    '(6)   Regulations may authorise or require an adoption agency to disclose protected information to a person who is not an adopted person'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

51

Page     33,     line     5     [Clause     58],     leave out from beginning to 'unless' and insert 'any information which would enable him to obtain a certified copy of the record of his birth'.

   

Kevin Brennan

309

*Page     33,     line     9     [Clause     58],     leave out ', on an application by the appropriate adoption agency,'.

   

Kevin Brennan

310

*Page     33,     line     10     [Clause     58],     leave out 'are exceptional' and insert 'justify the making of an order'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

52

Page     33,     line     37     [Clause     59],     at end insert 'or to a request for information which the agency is authorised or required to disclose in pursuance of regulations made by virtue of section 55(6)'.

   

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

9

Page     33,     line     37     [Clause     59],     at end insert—

    '(7)   On attaining the age of 18 an adopted adult shall be formally notified by a prescribed body that he was adopted.'.

   

Mr Kevin Brennan

147

Page     33,     line     37     [Clause     59],     at end insert—

    '(7)   The provisions in this section relating to access to protected information shall be applicable to any adopted person, regardless of whether the date of that person's adoption was before or after the coming into force of this Act.'.

   

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

25

Page     33,     line     37     [Clause     59],     at end insert—

    '(7)   This section shall apply to all adopted persons, whether adopted before or after the coming into force of this Act.'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

53

Page     34,     line     33     [Clause     60],     at end insert 'or to a request for information which the agency is authorised or required to disclose in pursuance of regulations made by virtue of section 55(6)'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

301

Page     35,     line     11     [Clause     61],     leave out from first 'society' to 'registered' in line 12 and insert 'an organisation within section 131(2A)(b) or an adoption society which is'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

54

Page     35,     line     38     [Clause     62],     leave out 'an adopted person' and insert 'any person (including an adopted person)'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

55

Page     35,     line     40     [Clause     62],     leave out 'his case' and insert 'the case of an adopted person specified in the request (or, as the case may be, in the applicant's case)'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

44

Page     36,     line     1     [Clause     62],     after 'a' insert 'prescribed'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

45

Page     36,     line     6     [Clause     62],     after 'a' insert 'prescribed'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

302

Page     36,     line     24     [Clause     63],     leave out from 'an' to 'are' in line 25 and insert 'organisation within section 131(2A)(b)'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

66

Page     36,     line     32     [Clause     63],     leave out '(c)' and insert—

      '(2A) The power of the Scottish Ministers or of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to make regulations under section 61(2) includes power to make—

      (a) any supplementary, incidental or consequential provision,

      (b) any transitory, transitional or saving provision,

      which the person making the regulations considers necessary or expedient.

      (3)'. 

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

67

Page     36,     line     34     [Clause     63],     leave out '(d)' and insert '(4)'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

56

Page     42,     line     10     [Clause     77],     leave out from 'search' to 'in' and insert—

    '(2A)   Any such information, and any other information which would enable an adopted person to obtain a certified copy of the record of his birth, may only be disclosed by the Registrar General'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

57

Page     42,     line     13     [Clause     77],     leave out 'such information' and insert 'any information mentioned in subsection (2A)'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

58

Page     42,     [Clause     77],     leave out lines 18 and 19 and insert 'relating to the adopted person which is mentioned in subsection (2A)'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

303

Page     81,     line     8     [Schedule     2],     leave out from first 'society' to end of line 9 and insert 'an organisation within section 131(2A)(b) or an adoption society which is'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

304

Page     81,     line     40     [Schedule     2],     leave out from first 'society' to end of line 41 and insert 'an organisation within section 131(2A)(b) or an adoption society which is'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

46

Page     43,     line     23     [Clause     78],     leave out 'specified' and insert 'prescribed'.


   

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

298

Page     46,     line     40     [Clause     84],     leave out from 'adoption"' to end of line 10 on page 47 and insert '—

      (a) means an adoption of a description specified in an order made by the Secretary of State, being a description of adoptions effected under the law of any country or territory outside the British Islands, but

      (b) does not include a Convention adoption.

    (2)   Regulations may prescribe the requirements that ought to be met by an adoption of any description effected after the commencement of the regulations for it to be an overseas adoption for the purposes of this Act.

    (3)   At any time when such regulations have effect, the Secretary of State must exercise his powers under this section so as to secure that subsequently effected adoptions of any description are not overseas adoptions for the purposes of this Act if he considers that they are not likely within a reasonable time to meet the prescribed requirements.

    (3A)   In this section references to this Act include the Adoption Act 1976.'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

299

Page     47,     line     12     [Clause     84],     at end insert—

    '( )   In this section—

"adoption" means an adoption of a child or of a person who was a child at the time the adoption was applied for,"regulations" means regulations made by the Secretary of State after consultation with the Assembly.'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

255

Page     48,     line     14     [Clause     87],     at end insert—

' "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules.'.

 
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