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Child Care Bill Lords

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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Order for Second Reading read.

10.49 pm

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

Again, this is a consolidation Bill. It consolidates certain enactments relating to children in the care of local authorities and voluntary organisations in England and Wales. The Joint Select Committee on Consolidation Bills in its third report, made on 31 October, reported that it was of the opinion that the Bill, as amended, was pure consolidation and represented existing law. It makes no changes whatever to the existing law. I commend it to the House.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[ Mr. Newton.]

Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment.

Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 ( Third Reading) , and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, without amendment.