Schedule 1 - Enforcement orders

Part of Children and Adoption Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 16 March 2006.

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Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children, Young People and Families) 3:15, 16 March 2006

That was a slightly more helpful intervention than some I experienced earlier. There cannot be a disproportionate response because to   allow that would risk conflict with human rights and other legislation. The claim that I think the hon. Gentleman is making, that proportionality is unduly prescriptive, must be read in that context.

This is a technical schedule. It makes the necessary links between the Bill and existing legislation, and makes the changes that we want in respect of the parameters of enforcement orders. I hope that that will satisfy the hon. Gentleman.