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Amendments to the Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill


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LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Amendment
No.

 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

1Page 1, line 9, leave out "ordinarily"
2Page 2, line 1, leave out "ordinarily"
 

After Clause 1

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

3Insert the following new Clause—
  "Children's and Youth Commissioner for Wales
  In section 72 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14) (Children's Commissioner for Wales) 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 LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

4Page 2, line 14, at end insert—
    "(2)  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.""
 

THE LORD PRYS-DAVIES
THE LORD HOOSON
THE LORD ELIS-THOMAS
THE LORD RENTON

5Page 2, line 14, at end insert—
    "(2)  For the purpose of exercising his functions under subsection (1) above, the Commissioner shall have regard to the principles laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 as ratified by Her Majesty's Government.""
 

THE BARONESS YOUNG

6Page 2, line 14, at end insert—
    "(2)  In exercising his functions, the Commissioner shall have particular regard to the rights and responsibilities of any parents or guardians of children to whom this Part applies.""
 

Clause 3

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

7Page 2, line 22, at end insert "primary or"
8Page 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 1989 as ratified by Her Majesty's Government and subject to such reservations as Her Majesty's Government made on ratification, unless subsequently withdrawn."
 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY

9Page 2, leave out lines 37 and 38
10Page 3, leave out lines 1 to 19
 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

11Page 3, line 2, leave out "at least half" and insert "a proportion"
12Page 3, line 12, leave out "by members of the public"
13Page 3, leave out lines 16 to 19
 

Clause 4

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

14Page 4, line 46, at end insert—
    "(   )  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."
 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY

15Page 5, leave out lines 5 and 6
16Page 5, leave out lines 11 to 28
 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

17Page 5, leave out lines 25 to 28
 

After Clause 4

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

18Insert the following new Clause—
  "Examination of cases
  In section 74(3) of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14) (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
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

19Insert the following new Clause—
  "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."
 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY

20Insert the following new Clause—
  "Power to make orders or regulations
  After section 77 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14) (restrictions) insert—
    "77A  General power to make regulations
      The Assembly shall, subject to the consent of the Secretary of State, have power to make such orders or regulations as the Assembly thinks fit to make for the purpose of carrying into effect the purposes of Part V of this Act.""
 

Clause 8

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

21Page 6, line 7, after "Children's" insert "and Youth"
 

Schedule

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

22Page 8, line 8, at end insert—
  "Any police authority in Wales."."
23Page 8, line 8, at end insert—
  "The Prison Service."."
24Page 8, line 8, at end insert—
  "The Air Training Corps in Wales."."
25Page 8, line 8, at end insert—
  "The Army Cadet Corps in Wales."."
26Page 8, line 8, at end insert—
  "The Combined Cadet Corps in Wales."."
 

In the Title

 

THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
THE BARONESS HANHAM

27Line 1, after "Children's" insert "and Youth"

 
 
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2 April 2001