Power to secure proper performance

Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 15 December 2016.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

With this it will be convenient to discuss the Government motion to transfer clause 11.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education) 12:00, 15 December 2016

Clause 11 seeks to retain the Government’s ability to intervene and drive improvement in combined authorities, in the same way that we do now in individual local authorities where children’s social care services are failing vulnerable young people. The motion to transfer this clause is a housekeeping part of the Bill and we propose that chapter 2 of part 1 of the Bill be divided into three shorter chapters with this provision appearing in the third. I move that the clause stand part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 11 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.


That clause 11 be transferred to the end of line 12 on page 22.—(Edward Timpson.)

This motion would facilitate the division of Chapter 2 of Part 1 into three shorter Chapters, to be entitled “safeguarding of children”, “children’s social care: different ways of working” and “other provision relating to children”. Transferring clause 11 would enable it to appear in the Chapter entitled “other provision relating to children”.

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