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AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Clause 49

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 21, line 21, leave out subsection (5)
 

Clause 52

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 22, line 14, after "a" insert "two-thirds"
Page 22, line 15, at end insert—
"(2A)  For the purposes of subsection (2), no person shall be entitled to more than one vote."
Page 22, line 16, leave out "A exceeds B" and insert "a majority of those entitled to vote under the arrangements vote"
 

Clause 53

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 22, line 32, after "notice" insert "no later than three months from the date of the ballot"
 

Clause 56

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 23, line 41, leave out subsection (4)
 

Clause 57

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 24, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  No regulations may be made under subsection (1) unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before and approved by both Houses of Parliament."
Page 24, line 12, leave out paragraph (b)
Page 24, line 19, leave out paragraph (h)
 

Clause 58

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 24, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  No regulations may be made under subsection (1) unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before and approved by both Houses of Parliament."
Page 24, line 31, leave out subsection (2)
 

Clause 73

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 38, leave out lines 36 to 39
 

Clause 84

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 44, line 8, leave out subsection (2)
 

Clause 92

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 49, leave out lines 19 to 27
Page 49, line 37, leave out subsection (4)
 

Clause 93

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 50, line 11, leave out subsection (2)
 

Clause 97

 

THE BARONESS HANHAM
THE LORD HANNINGFIELD

Page 52, line 19, leave out subsections (1) and (2)
 

After Clause 105

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

Insert the following new Clause—
  "
  In section 79(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, for "twenty-one" there shall be substituted "eighteen"."
 

After Clause 113

 

THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER
THE LORD ALTON OF LIVERPOOL

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Adoption: conscientious objections
(1)  No person employed by, working for or acting as an adviser to a local authority shall be under any duty whether by contract or by any statutory or other legal requirement to participate in—
(a)  any placement under section 18 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38); or
(b)  any application under section 49 of that Act
  to which he has a conscientious objection on either of the grounds specified in subsection (2).
(2)  The grounds referred to in subsection (1) are that the placement is with, or the application is made by—
(a)  a couple who are not a married couple;
(b)  one person who is in fact part of a couple within the meaning of section 144(4)(b) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
(3)  In any legal proceedings the burden of proof of conscientious objection shall rest upon the person claiming to rely on it.
(4)  A local authority shall not treat less favourably any person who relies on subsection (1) above."

 
 
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23 May 2003