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Sections 33 and 34.

Sections 36 and 53.

Sections 64 to 72.

Sections 73(1) and 74(1) and (3).

In section 88(1), the definition of "actual custody".

In Schedule 2, paragraphs 22, 23, 27, 29, 31, 36, 41 to 43, 46 to 50.'

No. 453, in page 152, line 25, column 3, at end insert

In section 65(1), in the definition of "local authority", the words from "and" to the end and, in the definition of "specified order", the words "Northern Ireland or".'.

No. 447, in page 152, line 34, column 3, at beginning insert--

In section 65(1), paragraphs (e) and (g) and the paragraph (m) inserted in section 65 by paragraph 82 of Schedule 2 to the Family Law Reform Act 1987.

In section 81(8), in the definition of "guardian" the words "by deed or will" and in the definition of "sums adjudged to be paid by a conviction" the words from "as applied" to the end.

In section 143(2), paragraph (i).'.

No. 253, in page 152, line 34, column 3, leave out paragraph 78' and insert paragraphs 78, 83, 91, 92, 110, 116, 117, 138, 157, 158, 165, 166 and 199 to 201'.

No. 438, in page 152, line 40, column 3, at end insert

In Schedule 14, paragraphs 45 and 46.'.

No. 448, in page 152, line 43, column 3, at end insert

In section 28(1), the words "(including an order under section 38 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956)".'.

No. 254, in page 152, line 45, leave out and 35' and insert , 35, 44, 50 and 51'.

No. 439, in page 152, line 58, leave out

10 to 14, 20, 21'

and insert

9 to 14, 20 to 24, 27, 28, 34, 37'.

No. 440, in page 153, line 3, leave out from 48' to end of line 5.

No. 454, in page 153, line 7, column 3, at beginning insert--

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"In section 118(1) in the definition of parent or guardian, paragraph (b) and the word "and" immediately preceding it.'

No. 255, in page 153, line 7, leave out and 16' and insert , 16 and 17'.

No. 256, in page 153, line 7, at end insert--

1984 c.23. The Registered Homes Act 1984. In Schedule 1, in paragraph 5, sub-paragraph (a) and paragraphs 6, 7 and 8'. No. 357, in page 153, line 7, at end insert--

1984 c.37. The Child Abduction Act 1984. In section 3, the word "and" immediately preceding paragraph (c).

In the Schedule, in paragraph 1(2) the words "or voluntary organisation" and paragraph 3(1)(e).'

1984 c.42. The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. In Schedule 1, paragraphs 19 and 23.'.

No. 358, in page 153, line 7, at end insert--

1984 c. 56. The Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984. In section 1, the words "for a period of more than 6 days" and the words from "The period" to the end.

In section 7(1), the word "or" at the end of paragraph (e). In Schedule 2, paragraphs 1 to 3 and 8.'.

No. 441, in page 153, line 7, at end insert--

1984 c. 28. The County Courts Act 1984. In Schedule 2, paragraph 56.'.

No. 238, in page 153, line 8, column 3, at beginning insert-- Section 39(5).

In section 37(15), the words "and is not excluded from this Part of this Act by section 52 below".

Section 52.'.

No. 257, in page 153, line 11, leave out paragraph 19(a)' and insert paragraphs 19(a) and 22'.

No. 449, in page 153, line 15, column 3, at beginning insert--

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Section 9(c).

Section 20(2)(b) and (c).'

No. 450, in page 153, line 15, column 3, at end insert

and (5).

In Schedule 3, paragraph 1(2).'

No. 442, in page 153, line 23, at end insert--

1986 c. 45. The Insolvency Act 1986. In section 281(5)(b), the words "in domestic proceedings".

1986 c. 50. The Social Security Act 1986. In Schedule 10, paragraph 51.

1986 c. 55. The Family Law Act 1986. In section 1(2), in paragraph (a) the words "(a) or" and paragraph (b).

Section 3(4) to (6).

Section 4.

Section 35(1).

In section 42(6), in paragraph (b) the words "section 42(6) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 or", in paragraph (c) the words "section 42(7) of that Act or", and in paragraph (d) the words "section 19(6) of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978 or". In Schedule 1, paragraphs 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 20 and 23.'. No. 433, in page 153, line 25, column 3, leave out lines 25 to 27 and insert--

Section 4 to 7.

Sections 9 to 16.'

No. 444, in page 153, line 28, leave out paragraph 11' and insert

paragraphs 11, 14, 51, 67, 68, 94 and 95. In Schedule 3, paragraphs 11 and 12'.

No. 239, in page 153, line 28, at end insert--

Page 153, line 28, at end insert--

1988 c. 34. The Legal Aid Act 1988. Section 3(4)(c). Section 27.

Section 28.

In section 30, subsections (1) and (2).

In Part I of Schedule 2, paragraph 2(a) and (e).'.-- [Mr. Mellor.]

New Clause 1

Family Courts

(1) Within each county court and magistrates court there shall be created a family division which, together with the Family Division of the High Court, shall operate as a Family Court.

(2) The Lord Chancellor shall by rules of court specify the procedures to be followed in order to--

(a) identify the welfare of the child ;

(b) avoid unnecessary formality ;

(c) reduce delay and inconvenience to the public in resolution of family disputes ;

(d) reduce the harm to children and families resulting from the court process and

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(e) introduce conciliatory methods of dispute resolution. (3) There shall be a welfare and conciliation service attached to the Family Court and it shall include--

(a) guardians ad litem and reporting officers ;

(b) a family conciliation service in respect of children subject to proceedings under part two.

(c) social workers appointed to report to the court in proceedings under part two.

(4) This section shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may appoint, being not later than eighteen months after the Children Act receives Royal Assent.'.-- [Mr. Tom Clarke.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time :

The House divided : Ayes 180, Noes 222.

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