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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 12 March 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Children and Families Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Withdrawn  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  after ‘(9A)’, insert ‘Subject to subsection (9B)’.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Withdrawn  4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out line 9 and insert ‘satisfied that C should be placed for

 

adoption—’.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert ‘and are satisfied that a placement falling

 

within paragraph (a) of subsection (6) would not be consistent with C’s welfare’.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Withdrawn  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  leave out ‘local authority foster parent’ and insert ‘foster

 

parent (whether or not a local authority foster parent)’.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  after ‘adopter’, insert ‘after a matching process has been

 

conducted’.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out ‘(7) to (9)’ and insert ‘(7)(c), (8)(a) and (9)’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 March 2013          

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  5

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end add—

 

‘(9B)    

Before considering placing a child with a foster parent who has been approved as

 

a prospective adopter, the authority must consider as part of the permanency plan

 

for C, placement with carers who could become the child’s permanent carers

 

where this is in C’s best interests.’.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end add—

 

‘(9C)    

A child must not be considered for placement with a foster parent who has been

 

approved as a prospective adopter under subsection (9A) unless both parents (and

 

anyone else with parental responsibility for the child) have been referred to free

 

legal advice and have consented to the placement except where there is an interim

 

or full care order in place.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Withdrawn  7

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In subsection (4), after paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(g)    

the child’s religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and

 

linguistic background, although this paragraph does not apply to

 

an adoption agency in Wales, to which subsection (5) instead

 

applies.”.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Withdrawn  8

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  32,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State must set out in writing the reasons for issuing a direction

 

under subsection (1).

 

(5)    

A direction given under subsection (1) will not come into effect until the

 

Secretary of State has reviewed the decision to issue the direction on an

 

application by the local authority upon whom the direction was issued.

 

(6)    

If the Secretary of State is satisfied that the local authority is taking steps to

 

remedy the reasons for issuing the direction, the Secretary of State may revoke all

 

or part of the direction.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 March 2013          

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Children and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Withdrawn  14

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(k)    

about the prescribed agencies from which adoption support services can

 

be purchased, which must include voluntary adoption agencies.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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