Section 94 — Revocation: order to be made under section 11 of 1995 Act

Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:00 pm on 7th December 2006.

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Photo of Trish Godman Trish Godman Labour 4:00 pm, 7th December 2006

Group 16 is on the revocation and variation of permanence orders. Amendment 128, in the name of the minister, is the only amendment in the group.

Photo of Robert Brown Robert Brown Liberal Democrat

I trust that amendment 128 will not cause as much excitement as the last group.

The amendment is designed to ensure that, on revoking a permanence order, the court should consider whether a section 11 order should be made. For example, revoking the permanence order may be appropriate, but only with some adjustment of the allocation of parental responsibilities and rights that pre-existed it. Although the court should consider whether an order should be made, it is under no obligation to make such an order. It is a tidying-up amendment in that respect.

I move amendment 128.

Photo of Lord James Selkirk Lord James Selkirk Conservative

The point was raised by the Law Society, and I am grateful to the minister for having lodged the amendment as a result. I hope that it will be passed.

Amendment 128 agreed to.