Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill (HL Bill 28)

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BILL

TO

Amend the Children Act 1989 to state that proceedings under section 5A of
and Schedule 2 to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 are family
proceedings.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment to the Children Act 1989

(1) The Children Act 1989 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 8 (child arrangements orders and other orders with respect to
children), after subsection (4)(i) insert—

(j) 5section 5A of and Schedule 2 to the Female Genital Mutilation
Act 2003.”

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to England and Wales only.

(2) This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3) 10This Act may be cited as the Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital
Mutilation) Act 2017.