§ 5.—(1) In this Schedule—
- (a) subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, "adoption agency" has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Children Act 1975;
- (b) "adoption order" means an order under section 8(1) of that Act.
- (c) "custodianship order" has the same meaning as in Part [I of that Act; and
- (d) "local authority" and "voluntary organisation" have the same meanings as in section 87 of the Child Care Act 1980.
§ (2) Until the coming into force of section 1 of the Children Act 1975, for the words "adoption agency" in this Schedule there shall be substituted "approved adoption society or local authority"; and in this Schedule "approved adoption society" means an adoption society approved under Part I of that Act.
§ (3) In paragraph 3(1) above references to an order or to an application for an order are references to an order made by, or to an application to, a court in England or Wales.
§ (4) Paragraph 3(2) above shall be construed as if the references to the court included, in any case where the court is a magistrates' court, a reference to any magistrates' court acting for the same petty sessions area as that court.'—[Mr. Wood.]
§ Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.