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Friday 8th October 2004


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STANDING COMMITTEE B

CHILDREN BILL [LORDS]


   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

52

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     4,     after 'Children's', insert 'Rights'.


   

Margaret Hodge

163

*Clause     2,     page     1,     line     7,     leave out from 'promoting' to 'and' in line 8 and insert 'awareness of the views'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

127

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     8,     at end insert 'and, in relation to non-devolved matters, in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

53

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Margaret Hodge

164

*Clause     2,     page     1,     line     11,     leave out 'rights,'.

   

Margaret Hodge

165

*Clause     2,     page     1,     line     12,     leave out 'rights,'.

   

Margaret Hodge

166

*Clause     2,     page     1,     line     14,     leave out paragraphs (c) and (d) and insert—

'(c) consider or research the operation of complaints procedures so far as relating to children;

(d) consider or research any other matter relating to the interests of children;

(e) publish a report on any matter considered or researched by him under this section.'

   

Mr Andrew Turner

126

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     2,     at end insert—

'(ca) secure that public authorities' records in relation to any child are retained until seven years after that child reaches the age of majority;'.

   

Margaret Hodge

167

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Children's Commissioner is to be concerned in particular under this section with the views and interests of children so far as relating to the following aspects of their well-being—

(a) physical and mental health and emotional well-being;

(b) protection from harm and neglect;

(c) education, training and recreation;

(d) the contribution made by them to society;

(e) social and economic well-being.'

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

54

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     5,     leave out 'take reasonable steps to'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

55

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     6,     leave out 'to'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

129

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     9,     after first 'children', insert ', parents, organisations representing parents'.

   

Margaret Hodge

168

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     10,     leave out 'review and report on' and insert 'consider or research'.

   

Margaret Hodge

169

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     12,     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

    '(3A)   Where the Commissioner publishes a report under this section he must, if and to the extent that he considers it appropriate, also publish the report in a version which is suitable for children (or, if the report relates to a particular group of children, for those children).'

   

Hywel Williams

193

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     16,     at end insert—

'(d) Ensure that direct services provided to children by the commissioner or his staff, whether formally or informally is provided in the language of the intended recipients.'.

   

Margaret Hodge

170

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   The Children's Commissioner is not under this section to conduct an investigation of the case of an individual child.'

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

2

Clause      2,     page     2,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '( )   In carrying out his functions under this section the Commissioner must have regard to the importance of parents and other persons caring for children in improving the wellbeing of children'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

Mr Roger Williams

3

Clause      2,     page     2,     line     21,     leave out 'section' and insert 'part'.

   

Margaret Hodge

171

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Where the Children's Commissioner has published a report under this section containing recommendations in respect of any person exercising functions under any enactment, he may require that person to state in writing, within such period as the Commissioner may reasonably require, what action the person has taken or proposes to take in response to the recommendations.'

   

Margaret Hodge

172

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     31,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Mr Andrew Turner

130

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     32,     after 'is', insert 'desirous of but'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

131

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   Nothing in subsection (7) shall permit assistance to be provided in actions against a responsible adult.

    (7B)   For the purposes of this Part, "responsible adult" includes—

(a) a person having parental responsibility for that child;

(b) a teacher of the child;

(c) any other employee of the child's school;

(d) a person working, whether as a volunteer or employee, for any voluntary organisation of which the child is a member;

(e) the child's social worker; or

(f) such other natural person in a class designated by order, subject to the negative resolution procedure, by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Margaret Hodge

173

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     36,     leave out 'rights and'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

56

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     41,     leave out from '1989' to end of line 43.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

57

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     44,     leave out subsection (10).

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

Mr Roger Williams

4

Clause      2,     page     2,     line     44,     leave out 'section' and insert 'part'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

1

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     31,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Hilton Dawson

8

Clause     3,     page     3,     leave out lines 13 and 14 and insert 'he must—

(a) lay a copy before each House of Parliament, and

(b) simultaneously send a copy to the Secretary of State.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

128

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     13,     after 'the', insert 'United Kingdom Youth Parliament and'.

   

Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Roger Williams

95

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     14,     after 'must', insert 'as soon as is reasonably practicable.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Hilton Dawson

9

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     15,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley

10

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State must respond formally to the Commissioner's report within 3 months of it having been published and lay his response before Parliament.'.

   

Margaret Hodge

175

*Page     3,     line     1,     leave out Clause 3.


   

Margaret Hodge
Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke

Mr Phil WillisHywel WilliamsMr Roger Williams

11

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     22,     after 'child', insert 'in England'.

   

Margaret Hodge

177

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Where the Children's Commissioner has published a report under this section containing recommendations in respect of any person exercising functions under any enactment, he may require that person to state in writing, within such period as the Commissioner may reasonably require, what action the person has taken or proposes to take in response to the recommendations.'

   

Margaret Hodge

178

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     41,     leave out from 'section' to 'with' in line 42.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Mr Phil Willis

Hywel WilliamsMr Roger Williams

12

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     41,     leave out 'and Wales'.

 
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