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

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Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     98,     line     20     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

'The Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978

     12A Paragraph 20B of Schedule 3 does not affect section 16 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 in its application in relation to a child who is the subject of an order under section 18 of the Adoption Act 1976.'


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     99,     line     17     [Schedule     5],     at end insert—

'Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (c.28).Section 16(1)(a)(ii).
Section 52.
In section 53(2), the words "England and Wales or".
In section 65(1), in the definition of "order freeing a child for adoption", paragraph (a) and the word "and" immediately following that paragraph.'


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     99,     line     18     [Schedule     5],     column 2, at beginning insert—

'In section 71(1) the words "(other than proceedings under the Adoption Act 1976)".
In section 71(2) the words following "(a) and (b)".'.

Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     99,     line     20     [Schedule     5],     column 2, at beginning insert 'In section 1(8), the words following "section 50"'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     99,     line     40     [Schedule     5],     column 2, at end insert 'In section 26(2)(e) and (f), the words "to consider"'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     100,     line     18     [Schedule     5],     column 2, at end insert 'Section 7(3).'


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     100,     line     18     [Schedule 5] column 2, at end insert 'Section 14'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     100,     line     29     [Schedule     5],     column 2, at beginning insert 'Section 12(5)(b) and the preceding "and"'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     100,     line     30     [Schedule 5], at end insert—

'This Act.In Schedule 4, paragraphs 2A, 2B, 7A, 7B, and 7C.'

Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     100,     line     30     [Schedule 5], at end insert—

'This Act.]Section 84(3A).'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     71,     line     32     [Clause     127],     at end insert—

    '( )   A statutory instrument containing regulations under section 61(2) made by the Scottish Ministers is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

    ( )   The power of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to make regulations under section 61(2) is to be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1573 (N.I. 12)); and any such regulations are to be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 as if they were statutory instruments within the meaning of that Act.'.


Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Elfyn Llwyd


Page     72,     line     13     [Clause     128],     leave out from 'that' to end of line 14 and insert 'the person may attend and be heard.'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     72,     line     32     [Clause     128],     leave out from '19' to end of line 33 and insert '(and has not withdrawn the consent) unless he has given a notice under subsection (4)(a) of that section which has effect'.


Mr Hilton Dawson


Page     72,     line     32     [Clause     128],     leave out from 'and' to 'at' in line 33 and insert 'who has not given notice under subsection (4) of that section.'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     73,     line     3     [Clause     129],     at end insert 'or of Her Majesty to make an Order in Council by virtue of section 116'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     73,     line     10     [Clause     129],     at end insert—

       'In relation to an Order in Council, "enactment" in this subsection includes an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     73,     line     26     [Clause     130],     at end insert—

    '( )   Proceedings for an offence alleged to have been committed under this Act by an unincorporated body are to be brought in the name of that body (and not in that of any of its members) and, for the purposes of any such proceedings in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, any rules of court relating to the service of documents have effect as if that body were a corporation.

    ( )   A fine imposed on an unincorporated body on its conviction of an offence under this Act is to be paid out of the funds of that body.

    ( )   If an unincorporated body is charged with an offence under this Act—

      (a) in England and Wales, section 33 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 and Schedule 3 to the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (procedure on charge of an offence against a corporation);

      (b) in Northern Ireland, section 18 of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 and Schedule 4 to the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (procedure on charge of an offence against a corporation),

    have effect in like manner as in the case of a corporation so charged.'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     73,     line     27     [Clause     130],     after 'body' insert '(other than a partnership)'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     73,     line     31     [Clause     130],     at end insert—

    '( )   Where an offence under this Act committed by a partnership is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, a partner, he as well as the partnership is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     74,     line     12     [Clause     131],     at end insert—

"'enactment" includes an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation".


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     74,     [Clause     131],     leave out lines 24 and 25.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     74,     [Clause     131],     leave out lines 35 and 36.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     74,     line     48     [Clause     131],     at end insert—

    '()   Any power conferred by this Act to prescribe a fee by Order in Council or regulations includes power to prescribe—

      (a) a fee not exceeding a prescribed amount,

      (b) a fee calculated in accordance with the Order or, as the case may be, regulations,

      (c) a fee determined by the person to whom it is payable, being a fee of a reasonable amount.'.


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     74,     line     49     [Clause     131],     leave out subsection (2).


Mr Secretary Milburn


Page     74,     line     51     [Clause     131],     at end insert—

      '(2A) In this Act, "Scottish adoption agency" means—

      (a) a local authority, or

      (b) a voluntary organisation providing a registered adoption service;

      but in relation to the provision of any particular service, references to a Scottish adoption agency do not include a voluntary organisation unless it is registered in respect of that service or a service which, in Scotland, corresponds to that service.

      Expressions used in this subsection have the same meaning as in the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 4) and "registered" means registered under Part 1 of that Act'.


Mr David Hinchliffe
Dr Evan Harris
Sandra Gidley
Julie Morgan


Page     74,     line     51     [Clause     131],     at end insert—

    '(2B)   In this Act, a couple means—

      (a) a married couple, or

      (b) two people (whether of different sexes or the same sex) living as partners in an enduring family relationship.

    (2C)   Subsection (2B)(b) does not include two people one of whom is the other's parent, grandparent, sister, brother, aunt or uncle.

    (2D)   References to relationships in subsection (2C)—

      (a) are to relationships of the full blood or half blood or, in the case of an adopted person, such of those relationships as would exist but for the adoption, and

      (b) include the relationship of a child with his adoptive, or former adoptive, parents,

    but do not include any other adoptive relationships.

    (2E)   For the purposes of this Act, a person is the partner of a child's parent if the person and the parent are a couple but the person is not the child's parent'.

As an Amendment to Mr David Hinchliffe's proposed Amendment (No. 158) (Page 74, line 51 [Clause 131]):


                         Mr Andrew Lansley
                         Mr Robert Walter


                    Line     3,     leave out 'whether of different sexes or the same sex' and insert 'of different sexes'.

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