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Wednesday 29 April 2009


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Autism Bill Committee 17-23


Public Bill Committee


Autism Bill


Dr Stephen Ladyman




Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert ‘and learning disabilities.’.


Member’s explanatory statement


Will extend the duty imposed under this paragraph to require local authorities also to collect in­


formation about children with learning disabilities.


Dr Stephen Ladyman




Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out from ‘(3),’ to end of line 10 and insert ‘the


meaning of “autism” shall be laid down by the Secretary of State in regulations.’.


Member’s explanatory statement


Will require the Secretary of State to lay regulations before Parliament defining the range of con­


ditions covered by sub-paragraph (3) rather than relying on the currently accepted definition of


autistic disorders.


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