Interpretation of Part Ii

Orders of the Day — Children (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:15 pm on 1st May 1995.

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Amendments made: No. 183, in page 64, line 10, at end insert— '(aa) a community home within the meaning of section 53 of the Children Act 1989;'. No. 184, in page 64, line 27, leave out 'and'.
No. 185, in page 64, line 30, at end insert 'and(c) in relation to a place in Northern Ireland, means a home provided under Part VIII of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, or a voluntary home, or a registered children's home (which have respectively the meanings given by that Order);'.—[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]

Photo of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Lord James Douglas-Hamilton , Edinburgh West

I beg to move amendment No. 186, in page 65, line 14, leave out from 'where' to 'rights' in line 15.

Photo of Miss Betty Boothroyd Miss Betty Boothroyd Speaker of the House of Commons

With this it will be convenient to take Government amendment No. 187.

Photo of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton Lord James Douglas-Hamilton , Edinburgh West

I should draw to the attention of the House errors in the printing of amendments Nos. 186 and 187. Amendment No. 186 should read: line 15, leave out from 'the' to 'any'. Amendment No. 187 should read: line 19, leave out from 'act' to 'any' and insert 'and (c)'. The amendments extend the right of participation in a hearing and subsequent proceedings to broadly the same category of persons who at present have such rights under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. This meets some concerns expressed in Committee. My statement corrects the incorrect amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 187, in page 65, line 17, leave out from 'or' to 'above' in line 19 and insert 'and (c)'.

No. 87, in line 21, leave out first 'the'.

No. 188, in page 65, line 21, at end insert— '(2A) Where, in the course of any proceedings under Chapter 2 or 3 of this Part, a child ceases to be a child within the meaning of subsection (2) above the provisions of those Chapters of this Part and of any statutory instrument made under those provisions, shall continue to apply to him as if he had not so ceased to be a child.'.—[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]