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Amendments to the Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    Page 2, line 1, leave out "ordinarily" 
  
After Clause 1
 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
Children's and Youth Commissioner for Wales 
     In section 72 of the Care Standards Act 2000 for the words "Children's Commissioner for Wales" there shall be substituted "Children's and Youth Commissioner for Wales." 
 Clause 2 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    The Commissioner may make appropriate representations to the Secretary of State or any statutory body about any matter affecting the rights or welfare of children in Wales." 
  
Clause 3
 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    Page 2, line 25, at end insert-- 
     (  ) In exercising his functions under subsection (1), the Commissioner shall have regard to the need to-- 
 
    (a) maintain direct contact with children and children's organisations;
 
 
    (b) promote compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as ratified by Her Majesty's Government and subject to such reservations as Her Majesty's Government made on ratification, unless subsequently withdrawn."
 
 Page 3, line 12, leave out "by members of the public" 
Clause 4 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    (  ) The Secretary of State may lay before Parliament an order to amend this section or Schedule 2B by-- 
 
    (a) adding any person to that Schedule;
 
 
    (b) omitting any person from that Schedule;
 
 
    (c) altering the description of any person mentioned in that Schedule; or
 
 
    (d) making provision specifying, in respect of a person mentioned in that Schedule and specified in the order, services which although provided by the person are not to be treated as such for the purposes of the exercise of the Commissioner's functions."
 
After Clause 4 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    Examination of cases 
     In section 74(3) of the Care Standards Act 2000 (examination of cases) before paragraph (a) insert-- 
 
    (za) requiring persons to allow the Commissioner access to institutions which include children to whom this Part applies;""
 
After Clause 5 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    Restrictions 
     (1) Section 77 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (restrictions) is amended as follows. 
     (2) In subsection (1) the words ", or has been determined by," are omitted."  
 Clause 8 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
Schedule 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
    Any police authority in Wales."." 
    The Prison Service."." 
    The Air Training Corps in Wales."." 
    The Army Cadet Corps in Wales."." 
    The Combined Cadet Corps in Wales."." 
  
In the Title
 
  
THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
 
 
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