New Clause 24 — Responsibility for children in care who enter custody

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 8th October 2008.

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'In section 20 of the 1989 Act after subsection (11), insert—

"(12) Where a child was accommodated by the local authority under this section immediately before being detained, the child shall continue to be deemed a "looked after child" for the purposes of section 23(1)(b) and section 24 of this Act save for the provision of accommodation."

(13) In this section "detained" means detained in a remand centre, a young offenders institution or a secure training centre, or any other institution pursuant to an order of a court."

In section 22 of the 1989 Act after subsection (1)(b), insert—

"(c) deemed to be looked after in accordance with section 20(12)."'.— [Tim Loughton.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 198, Noes 289.

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Question accordingly negatived.

After Clause 6

Amendment made: No. 4, page 5, line 38, leave out clause 7.— [Sarah McCarthy-Fry.]

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