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Provision of adoption support services for children brought into the United Kingdom
NC3To move the following Clause:
'(1) In relation to a child brought into the United Kingdom for adoption where section 80 applies, each local authority must, at the request of
(2) Where, as a result of an assessment, a local authority decides that a person has needs for adoption support services under this section, they must then provide such services to that person.
Extension of the Convention to Northern Ireland
Mr Robert Walter
NC 4To move the following Clause
'(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for giving effect to the Convention in Northern Ireland.
(2) An Order in Council under subsection (1) in respect of Northern Ireland may, in particular, make any provision corresponding to provision which in relation to any part of Great Britain is made by the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 or may be made by regulations under section 1 of that Act.'.
NC5To move the following Clause:
(1) Regulations may require adoption agencies to provide an intermediary service at the request of an adopted person, or a birth relative of an adopted person.
(2) Where the intermediary service is requested by a birth relative of an adopted person, the regulations may provide that the Adoption Agency shall use such information as is available to it to contact the adopted person, and notify them of the request of the birth relative to receive identifying information about the adopted person.
(3) But regulations made by virtue of subsection (2) shall provide that information as to the identity of the adopted person shall only be given to the birth relative with the consent of the adopted person.'.
Registration of private foster parents
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
NC9To move the following Clause:
'For section 69 of the 1989 Act (Power to prohibit private fostering) there is substituted
"69(1) Every local authority shall keep a register of persons who act as private foster parents within their area.
(2) A local authority shall not register any person as a private foster parent unless it is satisfied that he is fit to act as a private foster parent.
(3) The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision as to the considerations to which a local authority is to have regard in reaching a decision as to whether to register a person as a private foster parent.
(4) A local authority shall cancel the registration of any person under subsection (1) if:
(6) A person who contravenes subsection (5) shall be guilty of an offence.
(7) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (6) shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
(8) A person aggrieved by the refusal of a local authority to register him as a private foster parent may appeal to the court in accordance with paragraph 8 of Schedule 8 to this Act.".'.
EXCERPT FROM THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE
Proceedings in Special Standing Committee3.(1) Proceedings in the Special Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 17th January 2002.
(2) Standing Order No. 91(1) (Special standing committees) shall apply with the omission of the word "morning".
ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE (27TH NOVEMBER)That
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