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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (a) to the Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to the Local Government Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

Clause 68
     Leave out Clause 68 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) For section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 there is substituted--Provision as to teaching homosexuality and treatment of homosexuals.
1986 c. 10.
 Provision as to teaching homosexuality and treatment of homosexuals.     2A.--(1) A local authority shall not cause or permit-- 
    (a)  the teaching in any maintained school that a homosexual relationship is an acceptable family relationship, or the provision of any material in such schools published for such purpose, or
    (b)  disparity of treatment in favour of homosexuals as regards the provision of services and facilities generally available; save as to counselling, health care and education, and treatment and prevention of the spread of disease.
  (2)  In any proceedings in connection with the application of this section a court shall draw such inferences as to the intention of the local authority as may reasonably be drawn from the evidence before it.1998 c. 31.
  (3)  In subsection (1)(a) "maintained school" means a maintained school or maintained nursery school within the meaning of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998." 
     (2)  In section 12(3) of that Act, after "Part II" there is inserted "(other than section 2A)".")
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