Section 86A — Effect of order on existing parental right

Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:00 pm on 7th December 2006.

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Photo of Trish Godman Trish Godman Labour 3:00 pm, 7th December 2006

Group 12 is on definition of "relevant child". Amendment 39, in the name of the minister, is grouped with amendments 40, 41 and 43.

Photo of Robert Brown Robert Brown Liberal Democrat

Amendments 39 and 40 are consequential on the removal of the term "relevant child" from the sections replacing section 84. The amendments replace the reference to "relevant child" with a reference to

"the child in respect of whom a permanence order is made".

Wonderful are the ways of the drafters in such matters.

Amendments 41 and 43 are also drafting amendments that are consequential on the removal of references to "relevant child". The reference to the section that will replace the pertinent part of current section 84 in section 88A(1)(b) makes it clear that section 88A deals with a child

"in respect of whom a permanence order has been made".

The label and definition are therefore unnecessary.

I move amendment 39.

Amendment 39 agreed to.

Amendment 40 moved—[Robert Brown]—and agreed to.