Amendments proposed to the Children Bill [Lords], As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Clarke
Mr Tim Loughton

Mrs Eleanor Laing

Mr Andrew Turner

Mr James Clappison

Mr David Ruffley

Mr Hilton Dawson

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Page     36,     line     18     [Clause     51],     after 'wishes', insert 'and feelings'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke
Mr Tim Loughton

Mrs Eleanor Laing

Mr Andrew Turner

Mr James Clappison

Mr David Ruffley

Mr Hilton Dawson

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Page     36,     line     21     [Clause     51],     after 'wishes', insert 'and feelings'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke
Mr Hilton Dawson

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Page     36,     line     22     [Clause     51],     at end insert—

    '(2)   In section 20 of that Act (provision of accommodation for children: general), in subsection (6)(a) and (b), after "wishes" insert "and feelings".

    (3)   In section 47 of that Act (local authority's duty to investigate), after subsection (5) insert—

          "(5A)   For the purposes of making a determination under this section as to the action to be taken with respect to a child, a local authority shall, so far as is reasonably practicable and consistent with the child's welfare—

          (a) ascertain the child's wishes and feelings regarding the action to be taken with respect to him; and

          (b) give due consideration (having regard to his age and understanding) to such wishes and feelings of the child as they have been able to ascertain."'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner
Annette Brooke
Mr Roger Williams
Mr David Hinchliffe
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Llew Smith

Mr Win GriffithsJulie MorganMr Martin Caton
Mrs Betty Williams

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Page     37,     line     18,     leave out Clause 56.

   

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas
Julia Drown
Mr David Drew
Huw Irranca-Davies

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Page     37,     line     33     [Clause     56],     at end insert—

    '(6)   Two years after the commencement of this section, the Secretary of State shall undertake a review of the effect of the provisions of subsections (1) to (5) on the number of convictions for the offences specified in subsection (2).

    (7)   As soon as practicable after the completion of the review under subsection (6) the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a report on the outcome of the review.'.


   

Mr Secretary Clarke

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Page     42,     line     11     [Clause     64],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Secretary of State may not make a statutory instrument containing the first order under section [payments to foster parents] unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke

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Page     42,     line     14     [Clause     64],     after 'apply,', insert—

      '(aa) an order made by the Secretary of State under section [payments to foster parents] to which subsection (3A) does not apply,'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Andrew Turner
Mr James Clappison
Mr David Ruffley

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Page     42,     line     36     [Clause     65],     at end insert 'but such an order must be made before the end of a period of nine months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed'.


   

Mr Secretary Clarke

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Page     43,     line     3     [Clause     65],     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

      '( ) section 47 and Schedule 4 so far as relating to England come into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, and so far as relating to Wales in accordance with provision made by order by the Assembly;

      ( ) section [payments to foster parents] comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed;

      ( ) sections 48 to 55 so far as relating to England come into force in accordance with provision made by order by the Secretary of State, and so far as relating to Wales in accordance with provision made by order by the Assembly;'.


   

Mr Secretary Clarke
Mr Hilton Dawson

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Page     44,     line     19     [Schedule     1],      at end insert—

    '(1A) The Secretary of State must, to such extent and in such manner as he thinks fit, involve children in the appointment of the Children's Commissioner.'.

   

Mr Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Andrew Turner
Mr James Clappison
Mr David Ruffley

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Page     44,     line     19     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State must take reasonable steps to involve children and representatives of children's organisations in the process of appointment of the Commissioner.'.


   

Mr Tim Loughton
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Andrew Turner
Mr James Clappison
Mr David Ruffley

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Page     45,     line     31     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'and on such conditions (if any).'.


   

Annette Brooke
Mr Roger Williams

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Page     50,     line     7     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

    '( )   In section 12 (1) after "in respect of family" insert "or immigration".'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [13th SEPTEMBER 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Children Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 21st October 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.


 
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