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Friday 10th March 2006


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STANDING COMMITTEE B

CHILDREN AND ADOPTION BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by
Maria Eagle.


   

Maria Eagle
To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely, Clauses 9 to 14, Clauses 1 to 4, Schedule 1, Clauses 5 to 8, Clause 15, Schedules 2 and 3, Clauses 16 and 17, new Clauses, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

41

*Clause     9,     page     13,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(c) prescribed organisations involved in adoption.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

42

*Clause     9,     page     13,     line     33,     after 'country', insert 'to include regular reviews on why that declaration should still apply'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

43

*Clause     10,     page     14,     line     17,     at end insert—

      '(c) prescribed organisations involved in adoption.'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

5

Clause     13,     page     16,     line     19,     after 'applies', insert 'and in doing so must have regard to the financial circumstances of the prospective adopter'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

44

*Clause     13,     page     16,     line     22,     after '(1)(b)', insert 'and in doing must have regard to the financial circumstances of the prospective adopter'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

6

Clause     13,     page     16,     line     27,     at end insert—

      '(c) provide a detailed breakdown of what costs have been borne to give rise to the fee.'.


   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

10

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     after 'about', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

11

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     after 'about', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

46

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out 'promotes contact with the child concerned' and insert 'directly promotes reasonable contact with the child concerned by negating or managing a specific shortcoming on the part of the person directed to attend the activity in the circumstances where this shortcoming—

      (a) has been identified by the court in a finding of fact after due legal process, or

      (b) is stated by the court to constitute a specific and significant impediment to a higher level of contact that might otherwise be ordered by the court.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

12

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     after 'promotes', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

13

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     5,     after 'improving', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Margaret Moran

32

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     6,     leave out 'enable or facilitate contact with a child' and insert 'reduce the risk of harm to a child and help monitor a person's progress before granting unsupervised contact or residence to that individual.'.

   

Vera Baird

57

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     6,     leave out 'enable or facilitate contact with a child', and insert 'reduce the risk of harm to a child and monitor his progress before granting unsupervised contact or residence to that individual'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

14

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     7,     after 'facilitate', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Margaret Moran

33

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert—

      '(iii) in cases of domestic violence, the court shall refer the individual to a domestic violence perpetrator programme as defined by a code of practice issued by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

15

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     9,     after 'for', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Vera Baird

58

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   In cases of domestic violence, the court shall refer the individual to a domestic violence perpetrator programme as defined by a Code of Practice issued by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

21

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     11,     after 'a', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

1

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out line 14.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

47

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     14,     leave out 'take part in mediation' and insert 'participate in an activity which is not organised on the basis that, subject to section 1(1) of the Children Act 1989, and subject to a good reason to the contrary, a child's best interests are best served through reasonable contact with both his parents,

      (c) to engage in an activity which will not put his or her application for contact on a significantly better footing with the court after the activity has been completed than the footing on which the application stood immediately before the activity direction was made,

      (d) to engage in a programme designed to address a person's violent behaviour unless—

      (i) a finding of fact has been made by the court that the violence alleged actually occurred, and

      (ii) the court has made a finding of fact either that a physical injury resulted from the violence or that the violence, including any non-physical violence, was serious.

    (6A)   Other than by providing an attendance record, no person engaged in supplying an activity under an activity direction shall be entitled to express an opinion on whether that activity was successfully accomplished unless the person supplying the course attends court to give evidence in the circumstances where—

      (a) his evidence shall be subject to an opportunity for rebuttal by the person attending the activity, or

      (b) a final decision on the evidence is made by the judge.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

16

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     17,     after 'to', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

17

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     21,     after 'a', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

18

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     25,     after 'about', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

19

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     32,     after 'a', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

20

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     38,     after 'regards', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

22

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     19,     after 'a', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

23

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     2,     after 'a', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

2

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '( )   Before making such an order, the court must consider the time by when the specified contact activity can be provided by the person proposed as the provider and shall specify the period over which the contact activity is to be provided.'.

   

Annette Brooke

31

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     31,     at end insert—

      '(c) any experience of domestic violence that would place the child or individual at risk.'.

   

Tim Loughton
Mrs Maria Miller
Mr Stewart Jackson
Jeremy Wright
Mr David Evennett

7

Page     1,     line     4,     leave out Clause 1.



 
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