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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 6 May 2009

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Autism Bill


 

Dr Stephen Ladyman

 

40

 

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

 

information about children with learning disabilities.

 

Phil Hope

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 7 and 8.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be to remove the obligation which clause 1 would impose on

 

a local authority to share with its relevant partners the contents of its register of disabled children.

 

Dr Stephen Ladyman

 

41

 

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

 

conditions covered by subsection (3) rather than relying on the currently accepted definition of

 

autistic disorders.

 

Phil Hope

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 11 to 13.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 1. This amendment is consequential upon that

 

amendment.


 
 

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Autism Bill, continued

 
 

Phil Hope

 

3

 

Page  1,  line  1,  leave out Clause 1.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 1, removing the obligations which would be imposed on a local

 

authority to record on its register of disabled children how many disabled children in its area are

 

children with autism and to share the register with its relevant partners.

 


 

Phil Hope

 

4

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  19,  leave out ‘specific’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be that a children’s services authority would have to assess

 

“the needs of children with autism in its area” rather than “the specific needs” of such children

 

(if that is different).

 

Phil Hope

 

5

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  19,  at end insert ‘and’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 7. This amendment is consequential upon that

 

amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

6

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  20,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 7. This amendment is consequential upon that

 

amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

7

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  leave out lines 1 to 3.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the assessment of training requirements of staff for the purposes of

 

delivering services to children with autism from the new matters to be included in children’s

 

services authorities’ children and young people’s plans.

 

Phil Hope

 

8

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  leave out lines 4 to 7.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the duty imposed by clause 2 on children’s services authorities to

 

have regard to the views of children and young people with autism, their parents and carers when

 

making assessments for their children and young people’s plans in accordance with this clause.


 
 

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Autism Bill, continued

 
 

Phil Hope

 

9

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out ‘paragraphs (c) and (d)’ and insert

 

‘paragraph (c)’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 8. This amendment is consequential upon that

 

amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

10

 

Page  1,  line  14,  leave out Clause 2.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 2, removing the obligations it would impose on children’s

 

services authorities in relation to the inclusion in their children and young people’s plans of

 

assessments about children with autism.

 


 

Phil Hope

 

11

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  13,  leave out from ‘reviewed’ to ‘by’ in line 15 and insert

 

‘from time to time’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be that a local authority would have an obligation to review

 

its register of disabled children from time to time, rather than having to review it at least once in

 

every three-month period.

 

Phil Hope

 

12

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out from ‘services’ to end of line 18.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the stated purpose of the review of the register, so that local

 

authorities would have to ensure that a review takes place, but not with a particular purpose.

 

Phil Hope

 

13

 

Page  2,  line  10,  leave out Clause 3.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 3, so removing the obligation that would be imposed on a local

 

authority to review its register of disabled children for the stated purpose.

 


 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Angela Browning

 

37

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out ‘Primary Care Trusts’ and insert ‘PCT’.


 
 

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Autism Bill, continued

 
 

Phil Hope

 

14

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  25,  leave out ‘particular’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be that local authorities and partner PCTs would have to have

 

regard to the requirements of persons with autism, rather than “particular” regard to those

 

requirements (if that is different), when preparing their joint strategic needs assessments.

 

Phil Hope

 

15

 

Page  2,  line  19,  leave out Clause 4.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 4, so removing the obligation that would be imposed on local

 

authorities and partner PCTs to have particular regard to the requirements of persons with autism

 

when preparing their joint strategic needs assessments.

 


 

Phil Hope

 

16

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  28,  leave out from beginning to ‘to’ and insert ‘The Secretary

 

of State may make regulations’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be that the Secretary of State would have a power to make

 

regulations to promote the provision of services and support by local authorities and NHS bodies

 

to adults with autism, instead of a duty to promote such provision.

 

Phil Hope

 

17

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  30,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 16. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

18

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  32,  leave out ‘(2) must’ and insert ‘(1) may’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 16. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

19

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  35,  leave out from ‘promote’ to end and insert ‘the provision

 

of services and support to adults with autism;’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 16. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.


 
 

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Autism Bill, continued

 
 

Phil Hope

 

20

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  7,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be to remove the requirement on the Secretary of State to

 

consult “user-led organisations” (as defined in clause 7) representing persons with autism before

 

making regulations under clause 5.

 

Phil Hope

 

21

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  10,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be to remove the requirement on local authorities and NHS

 

bodies to promote “independent living” (as defined in clause 7) for persons with autism when

 

complying with regulations made under clause 5.

 

Phil Hope

 

22

 

Page  2,  line  27,  leave out Clause 5.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 5, so removing the duties that would be imposed on the

 

Secretary of State to promote the provision of services and support to adults with autism and to

 

make regulations in that connection.

 


 

Phil Hope

 

23

 

Page  3,  line  17,  leave out Clause 6.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 6, so removing the duties that would be imposed on the Welsh

 

Ministers which are broadly equivalent to those imposed on the Secretary of State by clause 5. The

 

amendment would mean that the Bill would have no application in relation to Wales.

 


 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Angela Browning

 

38

 

Clause  7,  page  3,  line  39,  leave out ‘over 18 years’ and insert ‘aged 18 years or

 

over’.

 

Phil Hope

 

24

 

Clause  7,  page  3,  line  40,  leave out from ‘“autism”’ to end of line 41 and insert

 

‘means an autistic spectrum condition;’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would replace the partial definition of “autism” as including “all autistic

 

spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s syndrome” with the definition in the amendment.


 
 

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Autism Bill, continued

 
 

Phil Hope

 

25

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  leave out lines 1 to 3.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 21. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

26

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  4,  leave out ‘, in relation to England,’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 23. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

27

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  7,  leave out from ‘Scilly’ to end of line 8.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 23. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

28

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  9,  leave out ‘includes’ and insert ‘means’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would replace the partial definition of “NHS bodies” as “including” the bodies

 

listed with a definition which is limited only to those bodies.

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Angela Browning

 

39

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  leave out lines 16 to 19.

 

Phil Hope

 

29

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  leave out lines 19 to 22.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 20. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

30

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  leave out lines 23 to 25.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 23. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

31

 

Page  3,  line  37,  leave out Clause 7.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 7, so removing the interpretative provisions of the Bill. This


 
 

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Autism Bill, continued

 
 

amendment is consequential upon amendments 3, 10, 13, 15, 22 and 23 (taken together).

 


 

Phil Hope

 

32

 

Page  4,  line  26,  leave out Clause 8.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 8, so removing the “sink” clause for expenditure arising as a

 

result of the Bill. This amendment is consequential upon amendments 3, 10, 13, 15, 22 and 23

 

(taken together).

 


 

Phil Hope

 

33

 

Clause  9,  page  4,  line  37,  leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert ‘by the

 

Secretary of State.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 23. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

34

 

Clause  9,  page  4,  line  44,  leave out from beginning to the third ‘to’ and insert ‘This

 

Act applies in relation’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 23. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

35

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  1,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Member’s explanatory statement for amendment 23. This amendment is consequential upon

 

that amendment.

 

Phil Hope

 

36

 

Page  4,  line  32,  leave out Clause 9.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would omit clause 9, removing the provisions about the short title,

 

commencement and extent of the Bill. This amendment is consequential upon amendments 3, 10,

 

13, 15, 22 and 23 (taken together).

 


 
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