HL Deb 22 June 1978 vol 393 cc1385-7

3.30 p.m.

The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Elwyn-Jones)

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee on re-commitment of this Bill.

Moved, that the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.

[The Lord GREENWOOD OF ROSSENDALE in the Chair.]

The PRINCIPAL DEPUTY CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES (Lord Greenwood of Rossendale)

If no noble Lord objects, I propose to call the clauses and Schedules en bloc.

Clauses 1 to 67 agreed to.

Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.

Schedule 3 [Consequential amendments]:

The MINISTER of STATE, SCOTTISH OFFICE (Lord Kirkhill) moved the following Amendment: Page 47, leave out lines 14 to 16 and insert (" "Act 1958" to "removal" there shall be substituted the words "Act 1958 or section 34 of the Adoption Act 1976 or section 34 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 for the removal". 3. In section 17 of the said Act of 1958, for the definition of "relative" there shall be substituted the words " "relative" has the same meaning as in the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978".").

The noble Lord said: This is a drafting Amendment which has two effects. First, it preserves a reference in Section 6(1)(f) of the Children Act 1958 to orders made under Section 43 of the now to be repealed Adoption Act 1958 as well as to orders made under the corresponding provision in the Consolidation Bill. Secondly, it substitutes in Section 17 of the Children Act 1958 for the definition of "relative" contained in the Adoption Act 1958 a reference to the corresponding definition contained in the Bill. I beg to move.


I understand that this is a matter which came up in the Committee on Consolidation Bills and I would ask the noble Lord, Lord Kirkhill, whether he can confirm that the Committee are now happy with this Amendment and that there is no question of a change in the sense in what is proposed as a consolidation.


I can confirm both those points.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Schedule 3, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining Schedule agreed to.

House resumed: Bill reported with an Amendment.

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