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Tuesday 11th July 2000


STANDING COMMITTEE A

CHILDREN (LEAVING CARE) BILL [LORDS]

    Clause No. 2 (Additional functions of local authorities in respect of certain children).

    Amendment (No. 9) proposed, in page 5, line 15, at the end to insert the words—

9

    '(7A)(a) The duties of a local authority under this section in respect of a former relevant child shall cease during any period when an effective election made by the former relevant child is in force.

      (b) A local authority may not discharge any of the powers or duties set out in subsection (2), (3) and (4) in respect of any former relevant child in respect of whom an effective election is in force.

      (c) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision with regard to the making and withdrawal of an effective election by a former relevant child for the purposes of this subsection.'—(Mr Philip Hammond.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

10

Clause     3,     page     5,     line     34,     leave out 'children who are'.


   

Dr Peter Brand

31

Clause     4,     page     6,     line     23,     at end insert 'or religious'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

11

Clause     4,     page     7,     line     20,     at end insert— 'and

      (c) he has not indicated to the relevant authority that he does not wish to receive advice and assistance under this section or section 24 or section 24B.'.

   

Dr Peter Brand
Mr Hilton Dawson

32

Clause     4,     page     7,     line     30,     leave out 'in exceptional circumstances'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

37

Clause     4,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

38

Clause     4,     page     7,     line     40,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

16

Clause     4,     page     8,     line     12,     after 'education', insert 'vocational training or further education'.

   

Dr Peter Brand

33

Clause     4,     page     8,     leave out lines 20 to 29.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

12

Clause     4,     page     8,     line     27,     at end insert 'and who has not made an effective election in accordance with 23C(7A) or indicated to the relevant authority that he does not wish to receive advice and assistance under 24A(2)(c) as the case may be'.


   

Dr Peter Brand

34

Clause     6,     page     9,     line     17,     at end insert 'unless he is an eligible person under this Act over the age of 16 who elects at any time not to be supported by his local authority'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

14

Clause     6,     page     9,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(6A) No person wherever he may be in the United Kingdom, who is in receipt of support from a local authority under 23B(8) shall be entitled to income-based jobseeker's allowance under the Jobseekers Act 1995, or to income support or housing benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

13

Clause     6,     page     9,     line     41,     leave out subsection (7).


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

15

Clause     8,     page     10,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(4A) No order under subsection (2) may be made in respect of section 6 unless the Secretary of State shall certify in the order that he is satisfied that provisions have been enacted in Scotland which have substantially the effect in Scotland as sections 1 to 5, 7 and 8 have in England and Wales.'.

   

Mr John Hutton

17

Clause     8,     page     11,     line      7,     leave out subsection (10).


 
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