Arrangements for the Future

Schedule 1 – in the House of Commons at 10:45 pm on 17th June 1996.

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Amendments made: No. 13, in page 42, line 6, leave out

`41 of the 1973 Act'

and insert

`(Welfare of children)'.

No. 14, in page 42, line 21, leave out

`41 of the 1973 Act'

and insert

'(Welfare of children)'.

No. 15, in page 42, line 39, leave out

`41 of the 1973 Act'

and insert

`(Welfare of children)'.[Mr. Llwyd.]

Amendment proposed: No. 63, in page 42, line 42, at end insert—

`The fourth exemption

3A. The circumstances referred to in section 9(7)(d) are that—

  1. (a) the requirements of section 41 of the 1973 Act have been satisfied;
  2. (b) an occupation order or a non-molestation order is in force in favour of the applicant or a child of the family, made against the other party;
  3. (c) the applicant has, during the period for reflection and consideration, taken such steps as are reasonably practicable to try to reach agreement about the parties' financial arrangements;
  4. (d) the applicant has not been able to reach agreement with the other party about those arrangements and is unlikely to be able to do so in the foreseeable future; and
  5. (e) a delay in making the order applied for under section 3—
    1. (i) would be significantly detrimental to the welfare of any child of the family; or
    2. (ii) would be seriously prejudicial to the applicant.'.—[Mr. Streeter.]

Amendment made to the proposed amendment: (a), leave out

'41 of the 1973 Act'

and insert

`(Welfare of children)'.[Mr. Llwyd.]

Amendment, as amended, agreed to.