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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 31st October 2000

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


CHILDREN (LEAVING CARE) BILL [LORDS], AS AMENDED

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

11

Page     2,     line     16     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( ) The Secretary of State may by regulations specify persons or classes of person who are and persons or classes of person who are not suitable to act as personal advisers under the provisions of sections 19C, 23B(2), 23C(3) an 23D(1).'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

1

Page     4,     line     30     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '23CA.—(1) Any person aged eighteen or over who makes a valid election not to be treated as a former relevant child shall not, so long as such an election is in force, be a former relevant child for the purposes of this section.

    (2) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as to the procedure for the making and withdrawal of elections under subsection 1.

    (3) In respect of a person in respect of whom a valid election is in force, a local authority shall not discharge any of the duties in subsections (2) and (3) of section 23C.

    (4) Subject to subsection (1C), a local authority may in respect of any person in respect of whom a valid election is in force offer services or assistance of a type required or permitted to be provided under this Act to former relevant children, but shall be under no duty to do so.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

2

Page     5,     line     2     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '( ) The assistance given under subsection (4)(a) and (b) may be subject to such conditions regarding adherence by the former relevant child to his pathway plan as the local authority shall reasonably determine.'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

13

Page     6,     line     25     [Clause     4],     leave out 'registered' and insert 'private'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

14

Page     6,     line     31     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'any' to second 'or' in line 32 and insert 'care home or independent hospital'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Dafydd Wigley
Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones

12

Page     7,     line     35     [Clause     4],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

3

Page     7,     line     39     [Clause     4],     at end insert 'in accordance with his pathway plan'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

4

Page     7,     line     44     [Clause     4],     after 'training', insert 'in accordance with his pathway plan'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

5

Page     7,     line     46     [Clause     4],     at end insert 'in accordance with his pathway plan'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

15

Page     8,     line     11     [Clause     4],     after 'full-time' insert 'further or'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

16

Page     8,     line     12     [Clause     4],     after 'vacation' insert 'because his term-time accommodation is not available to him then'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

17

Page     8,     line     14     [Clause     4],     leave out 'then' and insert 'during the vacation'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

18

Page     8,     line     18     [Clause     4],     leave out '"full-time higher education"' and insert '"full-time", "further education", "higher education"'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

20

Page     8,     line     31     [Clause     4],     leave out 'registered' and insert 'private'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

19

Page     8,     line     35     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'any' to 'or' in line 36 and insert 'care home or independent hospital'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

21

Page     8,     line     44     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '( ) If subsection (1) comes into force before the commencement of section 11 of the Care Standards Act 2000—

      (a) until that commencement, the references to a "private children's home" in sections 24(2)(c) and 24C(2)(a) of the 1989 Act as substituted by subsection (1) are to be read as references to a registered children's home; and

      (b) until that commencement, the references to any "care home or independent hospital" in sections 24(2)(d)(ii) and 24C(2)(c), as so substituted, are to be read as references to any residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home,

    and paragraph 14(4) of Schedule 4 to the Care Standards Act 2000 (which amends section 24 of the 1989 Act) is repealed.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

6

Page     9,     line     9     [Clause     5],     at end insert—

    '(1A) Every local authority shall make arrangements to ensure that any person qualified under subsection (1) to make representations has access to appropriate independent advice and support to assist him in making such representations.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

7

Page     9,     line     10     [Clause     5],     after 'subsection (1)', insert 'and in making arrangements under subsection (1A)'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

8

Page     9,     line     13     [Clause     5],     leave out 'subsection' and insert 'section'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

24

Page     9,     line     24     [Clause 6],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

9

Page     9     [Clause     6],     leave out lines 26 and 27 and insert 'is

      (a) disabled within the meaning of section 120(2) of the Care Standards Act 2000, or

      (b) a mother of a child under four years of age.

    (3A) Where the Secretary of State provides by regulations that this section does not apply to a person by virtue of subsection (3)(b) he may provide by regulations such conditions as he shall determine to be in the best interest of that person and her child and if that person fails to comply with those conditions she shall cease to be a person to whom this section does not apply.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

25

Page     9,     line     41     [Clause 6],     leave out subsection (7).


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

22

Page     10,     line     27     [Clause     7],     at end insert—

    '(5) In the Care Standards Act 2000, in Schedule 4 (minor and consequential amendments)—

      (a) in paragraph 14(4), the words ", as it has effect before the commencement of section 4 of the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000"; and

      (b) paragraph 14(5) and (6),

    are repealed.'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

23

Page     10,     line     29     [Clause     8],     after 'from' insert 'section 7(5) and'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

10

Page     10,     line     30     [Clause     8],     at end insert 'but such an order may not be made until the Secretary of State issues a certificate that he is satisfied that provisions have been enacted which have substantially the effect in relation to Scotland that this Act has in relation to England and Wales.'.


 
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